Welcome to 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 New Zealand at Hawke's Bay. The Premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand will bring competitors from all over New Zealand to compete for the coveted tri colour ribbon. 

For regular updates on the 2019 Royal A&P Show New Zealand including competition schedules and entry information, join our Royal A&P Show New Zealand Mailing List.  Any other questions, please contact ou Royal A&P Show New Zealand team


Exhibitor Information

Dear valued Exhibitor
Please find below the Exhibitor information for the 2018 Royal A&P Show New Zealand.  We are excited to advise that we are returning to a three-day Show, Wednesday Thursday and Friday.   
Staff changes – Sally Jackson has been appointed the new General Manager for the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society, Hillary Riches (some of you may know already) will be leading all the events for the Society assisted by Di Roadley and Kyla Holt.  Kyla will be your point of contact for bookings and information.  The team are focused this year to deliver a really good fun Royal A&P Show New Zealand. To do this we are going back to basics, our extensive marketing and entertainment plan will be based around traditional A&P values including but not limited to family fun day out, urban meets country, education, and animals.  
Cost’s – It’s not often that cost’s come down! we are pleased to announce that we have taken on board feed-back and reduced site fees across all sites as well as gate entry prices.  This we believe is twofold, less cost through the gate means more patronage and cheaper site costs means more exhibitors. Everyone wins! 

2018 Application Forms 
Returning Exhibitor Application Form (online)
New Exhibitor Form (online)
2018 Application Form (print version) - fill in scan and email to
2018 Terms & Conditions 


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 - Thursday & 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 2018. Bringing more entries, stronger compeition, top quality judges and a true showcase of rural New Zealand. 


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


Enter online at 


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. 











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. Register for more information about Royal A&P Show New Zealand



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key dates

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