Competition Entries Open - 1 August 2020
Competition Late Entry fees apply from 12pm 30 September 2020
The Hawke's Bay A&P Society are working extremely hard to still bring together the very best celebration of all things rural! Whilst Covid19 has certainly done its best to derail the show we are determined to provide a safe event for competitors.
New Zealand’s current uncertainty around Covid19 Levels has cast doubt on much of the country’s event sector however, due to the restrictions being placed on the Society, we have had to make the hard decision to adapt the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show for the 2020 season.
Based on this the 2020 A&P Show will not be a spectator Show. We will still hold many of the traditional competitions and displays normally hosted at the A&P Show such as equestrian, dog trials, poultry, Dairy Goats, Donkey, Alpaca and Fencing, however, we will not be having the general public coming through the gates as spectators.
Should New Zealand’s Covid19 restrictions move to Level One the A&P Society will consider allowing the public access to the show, albeit on a very limited scale.
We are exploring ways to still bring the fabulous Mahon's Carnival and rides to the showgrounds!
A full list of what sections are still running is available under COMPETITION ENTRIES
It is with much sadness that the Society has had to adapt the education programme and won't be inviting Primary school students to further their learning at the A&P Show. Fortunately, there is still a wonderful array of fun and educational activities and learning opportunities in the pre-Show programme. A revised programme will be made available to all schools no later than 18th September.
Teachers please continue to proceed with the pre-show programme from the Post Covid Lockdown update- I will be adding learning opportunities to this programme over the coming days.
The secondary school shearing and DMM will continue as planned.
Growing the knowledge bank of the Agriculture Industry is important to us. The Hawke's Bay A&P Society is committed to engaging with learners of all levels, we do this through a variety of ways and working with key providers.
The Agricultural sector needs people to thrive and grow - the Hawke's Bay A&P Society has an important role to play in fostering a passion for working on the land in our youth and developing career pathways to enable and encourage employment in the Primary Sector.
The need for people in the agricultural industry is greater than ever. There are enormous opportunities for all kinds of skills and passions.
The FUTURE-UP programme will consist of a selection of hands-on interactive modules, with experts across the industry and students moving around a sequence. Thursday 22nd October 9 am -1 pm
If you would like to register for 2020 please contact email@example.com
For further information or assistance, give Di Roadley a call on 0274977303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a direct result of Covid19 and being required to restrict the general public from the Tomoana Showgrounds, the A&P Trade Show has been deferred until 2021. We are exploring different opportunities.
Please contact Kahlia if you haven't received direct communication from her. We thank you for your support and look forward to future events.
All refunds will be honored and processed as promptly as possible. We thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult time.
Please contact our trade manager directly with any concerns or questions.
Showing Classes includes: Golden Horse, Gypsy Cob, Pinto, Pleasure, Pony Club Events, Riding for Disabled, Standardbred, Welsh
To Enter Dressage Classes online via Equestrian Entries Click HERE
Pet Lamb Competition - Click here
Secondary School Shearing Challenge - Click HERE
(Our friends at Equestrian entries are doing this - we know you aren't a horse! Choose Horses/Exhibits button, next go Add Exhibit - enter the Name/ID of your Pig- Now enter your classes) WE STILL WELCOME YOUR PAPER ENTRIES! To PRINT the schedule & Entry form CLICK HERE
(Our friends at Equestrian entries are doing this - we know you aren't a horse! Choose enter button, next choose Poultry in the Discipline arrow-down- Now enter your classes)
The Royal A&P Show New Zealand has a family of dedicated partners and sponsors, some which have been with the Hawke's Bay A&P Society 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 A&P Show New Zealand.
But wait there is an update!
This Covid19 is a slippery beast, we are working to ensure we can proceed with the competitions whilst keeping our people safe and meeting all government guidelines. Please bare with us while we navigate the changes.
The Hawke's Bay A&P Show is a fabulously fun family 2-day event, with animals, competitions and all your favourite features including quality shopping, Animal World, Mahons Carnival and MORE!
A great day in the country delivered to you in town!
Come along with your family and friends and enjoy the wonderful experience that is The Hawke's Bay A&P Show!
Head along and follow our Hawke's Bay Show Facebook page for the latest updates.
2020 SHOW ENTRY
|Child||$8.00||5 - 12yrs inclusive (Children under 5 Free)|
Public Entry into the Show is via:
Gate 3 off Kenilworth Road
Gate 4 off Karamu Road
Gate 12 off Elwood Road - Friday only
All gates open at 8.30am, there is no entry after 4pm.
There are several bathroom facilities available around the Show, in the Showgrounds permanent facilities or temporary facilities. Disabled toilets are located in the toilet block behind our Grandstand.
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.
Free Car Parking – There is plenty of free car parking available at the Tomoana Showgrounds. Enter via Gate 3 off Kenilworth Rd.
VIP Parking - Members have access to special VIP parking close to the main entry Gate B in the shade of the Waikoko Gardens.
Accommodation - There are plenty of motels located in close proximity to the Showgrounds on Karamu Road.
The success of our Show over the last 155 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 Show, who are only too happy to assist you.
Showgrounds Hawkes Bay Tomoana 06 878 3123
If you are interested in volunteering at the Royal A&P Show New Zealand please contact our Show team.
Ph: 06 878 3123
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