Watch this space for booking opportunities.
HOSTS OF THE Royal a&p Show OF NEW ZEALAND
In 2018 the Hawke's Bay A&P Society will host the New Zealand Royal A&P Show at Hawke's Bay on Show, the fourth Royal Show of our tenure.
The Premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand will bring competitors from all over New Zealand to compete for the coveted tri colour ribbon.
We will be rolling out our plans in the months leading up to the show.
Please keep checking back for updates.
ROYAL SHOW ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
When it comes to choosing a place to stay, Hawke's Bay has all the options covered.
From secluded five star lodges that you can helicopter into for total privacy, to the rustic simplicity of a shady campsite overlooking a peaceful stream.
For more information, the team at the Hastings and Napier i-site Visitor Centres can assist you with your accommodation enquiries. Use the freephone 0800 HASTINGS (0800 42 78 46) or 0800 VISIT US (0800 84 74 88) for Napier. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or complete the form on their websites.
For regular updates on the 2018 Royal A&P Show including competition schedules and entry information, join our Royal A&P Show Mailing List.
Any other questions, please contact our Royal Show team
TRADE SITES at 2018 royal show
Our Trade Exhibitor prospectus will be available from 1st April 2018
The Mall – Indoor Exhibition space specifically aimed at home and lifestyle products.
Agribusiness Pavilion - Indoor Rural and Business strip marquee located in a prime rural trades location for the more corporate rural exhibitor.
Rural Trades Precinct – Outdoor areas for rural minded business – tractors, mowers, farm machinery and rural equipment
Bay Lifestyle – our premium marquee for high end products and services from exclusive clothing, food products and homewares to wine and Hawke's Bay produce.
Lifestyle – Outdoor Marquee spaces selling anything from vehicles to furniture, clothing and lifestyle products.
Carnival – A precinct showcasing the fun trinkets and goodies you’d expect to find at an A&P Show.
The Royal A&P Show is the premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand. The Royal A&P Show in Hawke's Bay will have more animals, more competition arenas but all your favourite features including quality shopping, Animal World, and Mahons Amusements.
Come along with your family and friends and enjoy the incredible amount to see and do – a great value for money event for the whole family.
Head along and follow our Hawke's Bay Show Facebook page for the latest updates, photos and news on the Show.
Public Entry into the Show is via:
Gate 3 off Kenilworth Road
Gate 5 off Karamu Road
Gate 12 off Elwood Road - Friday only
All gates open at 8.30am, there is no entry after 8pm Thursday or 4pm Friday.
There are several bathroom facilities available around the Show, in Showgrounds permanent facilities or temporary facilities.
Disabled toilets are located in the toilet block behind our Grandstand or by the Exhibition Hall.
Baby changing facilities are available in the YMCA tent beside the Exhibition Hall.
Please direct your children to use the YMCA tent beside the Exhibition Hall if they are lost. Our Show MC will make public announcements when they have lost children in the tent.
We have the ANZ EFTPOS
container located at the Show behind the Grandstand. The
container has three ATM machines so there’s plenty of opportunity to get some
cash to enjoy the Show.
All public entry gates have EFTPOS.
The main Show Food
Court is located right behind the Grandstand, with two seating areas either
under the trees or overlooking the Hastings City Community Stage. There is an amazing
selection – from burgers and wraps, to Asian, café style and fresh seafood.
Sweet treats, ice cream and coffee carts are also located in various other positions around the Showgrounds.
You are more than welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy with your family inside the Show or in the car park.
No alcohol is permitted to be brought into the Show.
Free Car Parking – There is plenty of free car parking available at the Hawke’s Bay Show. Main public car parks are the Elwood Road car park, located off Bennett Road (Friday Only) or Kenilworth Road or Karamu Road, off our main Showgrounds drive, Gate B.
Disability Car Parking – our Disability Car Park is located off Kenilworth Road, Gate A.
Accommodation - There are plenty of motels located in close proximity to the Showgrounds on Karamu Road.
We recommend the Deco City Motor Lodge in Napier and Amici Motel in Hastings.
The strength of a true A&P Show is its’ competitions. Hawke's Bay A&P Society is delighted to host the New Zealand Royal Show in 2018. Royal Shows bring more entries, stronger compeition, top quality judges and it is a true showcase of rural New Zealand.
The Royal A&P Show has a family of dedicated sponsors, some which have been with the Hawke's Bay Show for a number of years. They continue to support the Show each year in various ways and the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society is incredibly grateful for that support. We are delighted to also welcome a number of new sponsors to the family for the Royal Show.
The success of Hawke’s Bay on Show over the last 154 years is due to the people. We have a large group of Members and friends of the Society who assist our core staff each year to deliver a top quality experience for our competitors and visitors.
Below are details for the various contacts across Hawke’s Bay on Show, who are only too happy to assist you.
Showgrounds Hawkes Bay Tomoana
06 878 3123 extn 704
021 868 643
Richard Chambers 06 874 7888
Sue Thomas 06 835 0444
Sarah Busby 06 874 8086
Graham Thomas 0274 968 174
Carol Harrington 06 839 5848
David Evans 06 839 8889
HandMADE Community (formerly Home Industries)
Maree Buscke 021 899 396
Paul Peck 027 483 1477
Geoff Burton 06 870 0718
Colin Watson Paul 06 879 5553
Nick Sullivan 06 856 8585
Scott Small 027 270 9897
Paul van Beers 06 855 5575
Jo Linton 021 413 996
If you are interested in volunteering at the Hawke's Bay A&P Show please contact our Royal Show team.
Register for more information about Hawke’s Bay on Show