Royal A&P Show New Zealand - Hosted by the Hawke's Bay A&P Society

In 2019 the Hawke's Bay A&P Society will host the Royal A&P Show of New Zealand. The Premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand will bring competitors from all over New Zealand to Hawke's Bay.

The team at Showgrounds Hawke's Bay are working on new developments to grow and strengthen our commitment to the Land and its People.




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 team are proud to bring you FOUR exciting programmes for this year's A&P Show.

Primary School Rural Education Programme pREP

AgriFutures Programme

Adult Master Class 


Exhibitor Information

Welcome to the lucrative Trade opportunities at the largest A&P Show in the North Island.

Last year we hosted in excess of 35,000 visitors through our gates and the event team are working on several new initiatives to grow that number to record highs in 2019!  Complete your application to be part of the success story that is the Hawke's Bay A&P Show

Download the 2019 Trade Exhibitor Information guide here

Complete your Application online

Download a printable Application Form once completed email to Mel

Outdoor Trade Layout Map

Indoor Maps Exhibitition Hall

                     AgriFuture Marquee

                    Edible Garden Maps

2019 Site Pricing guides:      Indoor/Covered        Outdoor 


Terms and Conditions 2019
Read about the New Zealand Edible Garden Vision and Concept Here

Contact Mel Blackmore to make an enquiry 021 703 991


Visitor Information

The Royal A&P Show New Zealand is the premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand, with 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. 


Family Pass $30.00 2 Adults & up to 4 children under 12yrs
Adult $12.00  
Child $8.00 5 - 12yrs inclusive (Children under 5 Free)
Student $10.00 with ID
Senior $10.00 with ID
  • 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 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. 

    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. 
    • 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 2a. Trades Car Park is off Kenilworth Road Gate 1
    • Equestrian Competitors, entry off Elwood Road, Gate 7. 
    • Stock competitors, entry off Elwood Road, Gate 13. 

    ANZ EFTPOS container located at the Show behind the Grandstand. The container has three ATM machines.
    All public entry gates have EFTPOS. 
  • Food and Drink

    Food options are available at the Show. 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 A&P Show Features

    The Royal A&P Show New Zealand features more competitions including Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Beef Cattle, Alpaca, Dog Trials, Home Industries, Shearing, Sheep and Fleece Wool competitions. 
    Three days of Equestrian competitions. 

  • Travel and Accommodation

    Free Car Parking – There is plenty of free car parking available at the Royal A&P Show New Zealand. 

    Accommodation - There are plenty of motels located in close proximity to the Showgrounds on Karamu Road. 

    We recommend you 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

    With over 200 Exhibitor sites at this year's Royal A&P Show New Zealand so there really is something for everyone. 

    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. 

    Rural Trades - Stock trucks, farming equipment, tractors, chainsaws, vehicles, and plenty of agricultural minded products and services. 

    Agribusiness Hub - A range professional services with a rural focus. 

    Taste Hawke's Bay - located under the Grandstand and including a 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 Royal A&P Show New Zealand in 2019. Bringing more entries, stronger compeition, top quality judges and a true showcase of rural New Zealand. 


2019 Schedules will be available early June 2019

2018 Royal A&P Show Equestrian Schedule

Please note:Gypsy Cob classes have been moved to after the Standardbred classes

2018 Royal A&P Show General Schedule


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Beef Cattle

2018 Cattle Biosecurity Policy

Lamb Competition

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Goats

Dog Trials





Sheep & Fleece

Terrier Race

2018 “Best of the Bay” Beef Competition - Sponsored by Affco NZ Ltd




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. 

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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.

Contact us

Ph: 06 878 3123

or email us:

The Trade Manager

The Event Manager

Account enquires


Become a Sponsor



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key dates

Royal A&P Show New Zealand
23 - 24 - 25 October 2019

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