Venue Showgrounds Hawkes Bay

Venue

Showgrounds Hawke's Bay is a multipurpose venue lending itself to a variety of events and functions, from large national events such as Horse of the Year, the Royal A&P Show of New Zealand and weekly Hawke's Bay Farmer's Market.

The Showgrounds venue has a range of small and medium size event spaces and large green open areas which can be adapted to suit your event.

Showgrounds Hawke's Bay also has a large variety of equipment for hire for events both on and off site. 

This venue is used for events such as:
 

  • New Zealand's Horse of the Year
  • The Annual Hawke's Bay Show 
  • Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards
  • Fiesta of Lights 
  • Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

Check out Tim Whittaker's footage of the 2016 Horse of the Year and Showgrounds Hawke's Bay set up

Our grounds are perfectly set-up to cater for:

  • Lakeside Marquee Weddings
  • Sports training
  • Catering for very large gatherings requiring outside tenting requirements
  • School and Family Reunions
  • Equestrian Events
  • Concerts
  • Mega Sales

Situated right on the edge of Hastings City, accommodation is close by and travel to and from the cities of both Napier and Hastings is effortless.

The Showgrounds are blessed with plenty of space. This means that those who are exhibition, or supplying facilities such as food and refreshments, can be placed with ample room to trade. Families attending can always find a nice quiet area to take time out during the excitement of the days events.

The A&P Society can provide the perfect location, the right grounds, right facilities and professional staff to meet your event requirements.

For Facility and Venue or Equipment Hire enquiries, please contact Leanne Gardiner, Administration Manager
06 878 3123 or admin@showgroundshb.co.nz

Facilities

This Hawke's Bay event complex is a large facility offering an impressive seated grandstand, green fields, animal housing facilities and large exhibition areas all set in beautiful spacious park-like grounds, which include a gorgeous lake in Waikoko Gardens. Hawke's Bay Showgrounds provides quality facilities on 42 hectares (100 acres) and features extensive parking facilities.

The Venue

  • The beautiful "Waikoko Gardens" lakeside setting
  • The Exhibition Hall (52 x 18m)
  • Under Grandstand facility (80 x 12m)
  • Waikoko Room (3rd floor of Grandstand)
  • The Oval / Arena
  • Grandstand seats 2500
  • Horse area / stabling and yards
  • Dog Trial Area
  • Cattle Pavilion
  • Sheep Pavilion #1
  • Horse/Cattle Pavillion #2
  • Shearing Shed
  • Plentiful parking
  • All situated on 42 hectares (100 acres of prime land) on outskirts of Hastings.

For Facility and Venue or Equipment Hire enquiries, please contact Leanne Gardiner, Administration Manager
06 878 3123 or admin@showgroundshb.co.nz

Equipment Hire

The Showgrounds has a range of event equipment available for hire, including four new ablution units which are transportable off site as well as able to be used at the Showgrounds on our sewer system or tanked option. 

TOILET AND SHOWER UNITS

Showgrounds Hawke's Bay has four units available, including one Shower unit and a Disabled Toilet unit. All units are transportable and come ready for use at your event. 

Units are able to link into a sewer system or be set up with waste holding tanks. Units can be hired for use on site at the Showgrounds or off site around Hawke's Bay. 

Toilet Unit (two units available for hire)
5 x Female Toilets with 2 x Hand basins
1 x Male Toilet with 1 x Hand Basin
3 x Urinals
Disabled Unit
1 x Disabled Toilet with 1 x Hand Basin
3 x Female Toilets with 1 x Hand Basin
1 x  Male Toilet with 1 x Hand Basin
3 x Urinals 
Shower Unit
3 x Female Showers with 1 x Hand Basin
3 x Male Showers with 1 x Hand Basin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proudly supported by Eastern and Central Community Trust
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVENT EQUIPMENT 

We have a range of equipment available, please contact us for more information and pricing. 

  • Picket Fencing
  • Arena Fencing
  • Power Distribution boxes

For Facility and Venue or Equipment Hire enquiries, please contact Leanne Gardiner, Administration Manager
06 878 3123 or admin@showgroundshb.co.nz

Location

The Showgrounds border Elwood Road, Karamu Road and Kenilworth Roads in Hastings. Accommodation is close by and travel to and from the cities of both Napier and Hastings is effortless.

Hastings is located approximately 300km north of Wellington the capital city of New Zealand which is about a 4hrs
drive by car. If you are travelling south from Auckland the distance is approximately 455km with a driving time of 5hrs.

 

 

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