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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.



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 or 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


Exhibitor Information

TRADE SITES at 2018 royal show 

Our Trade Exhibitor prospectus will be available from 1st April 2018

Feature areas include:

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.


Visitor Information

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. 


  • Family Pass $35 
    (Provides gate entry for 2 Adults, 3 Children aged 5-13years)
  • Adults $16
  • Child (5-13yrs) $10
  • Student (under 19yrs with valid ID) $10 
  • Senior Citizens $10
  • Children under 5 are free  
  • Presale Show tickets are available now from Hastings and Napier i-sites.  


  • Essential Information

    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. 

    Lost Children 

    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. 

  • Parking

    There are plenty of free public car parks available at the Show. 
    The Main Public Car Parks are located off Bennett Road (Friday Only) or Kenilworth Road.

    Member's Car Parking is available off Karamu Road.

    Disability Car Park is located off Kenilworth Road, by Gate 3. 

    The Trades Car Park is off Kenilworth Road Gate 1

    Equestrian Competitors, entry off Elwood Road, Gate C and D. 

    Stock competitors, entry off Elwood Road, Gate 13. 


    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. 

  • Food and Drink

    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. 

  • Royal Show Features

    This year as a Royal Show we have more competitions including Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Pigs on top of the usual Beef Cattle, Alpaca, Dog Trials, Home Industries, Shearing, Sheep and Fleece Wool competitions. 

    Three days of Equestrian competition will be held across nearly ten arenas. 

    We welcome you to take a look around all of our competition areas and really get a feel for rural life in New Zealand. Its not often you get the opportunity to get up close to so many wonderful (and very large!!) animals. 
  • Travel and Accommodation

    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. 

    Head to the Visit Hastings or Visit Napier website for more information. 

  • Lost property

    Please visit our Show office, level 2 of the Grandstand during the Show if you lose items while at the Show. 
  • Shopping

    We have more than 220 Trade sites at this year's Hawke's Bay Show so there really is something for everyone. We have a range of areas depending on what you want to look at. 

    The Mall - indoor trade sites selling everything from balloons, to health products and kitchen utensils. 

    Bay Lifestyle -  the Bay Lifestyle marquee will be filled with high end products and services. 

    Lifestyle - the centre area of our Trades is filled with all sorts of goodies - clothing, jewellery, accessories, home and lifestyle products. There's plenty to see. 

    Rural Trades - The biggest rural trades area we've had in years. Stock trucks, farming equipment, tractors, chainsaws, vehicles, and plenty of agricultural minded products and services. 

    Agribusiness Hub - A marquee with a range professional services with a rural focus. The biggest ever indoor Agribusiness Pavilion. 

    Taste Hawke's Bay Pavilion - the new and much improved Taste Hawke's Bay Pavilion is located under the Grandstand and will include our  Hawke's Bay mini Market and demonstration kitchen.



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. 

results FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SHOW 

Equestrian Results

General Results

"Best of Bay" Beef Competition

Export Lamb Results

Wool Section Results




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. 

Strategic Partners










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

Beef Cattle
Rob Pattullo 0274 962 720

Dairy Cattle
Graham Thomas 0274 968 174

Dairy Goats
Carol Harrington 06 839 5848

Dog Trials
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

Horse Measuring
Jo Linton 021 413 996

Volunteering at Hawke’s Bay on Show

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



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key dates

2018 Royal Show
18 & 19 October 2018

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