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October 28 – 30 2022

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Celebrating Rural Waikato for over 100 Years

Join us for a three day event full of traditional animal competitions, entertainment for the whole family and shopping local with a range of outdoor market stalls. The Waikato A&P Show is a unique event that has brought urban and rural communities together for over 100 years, creating lasting memories. 

Family Fun

Grab the whole family to enjoy a day full of entertainment. With heaps of cute animals, thrilling amusements rides and delicious food – there’s tons on offer at the Waikato A&P Show.


A show favourite, here’s your chance to meet the animals up close!

For the Whole Family

Entertainment for all ages, heaps to chose from including ice skating, rock climbing and much more!

Outdoor Market

Outdoor Market

Enjoy shopping local with tons of vendors to explore!

Animal Competitions

Watch as contestants compete with their animals in hopes to be this year’s Supreme Champion! There are all sorts of animals to see at the Show, including sheep, livestock, alpaca and much more.

Livestock Comps

Dairy Cow and Sheep competitions will take place over the Friday and Saturday of the A&P Show with the Beef to follow on Sunday.


The animal you wish you could take home!  Competitions start Saturday, you’ll be surprised how many different colour breeds there are.

Equestrian Events

Friday will see the 4th running of the Hooves, Hats & Heels Extravaganza a high fashion racehorse event you won’t want to miss. Both Saturday and Sunday will be full of equestrian competitions, including jumping, dress-up and in-hand.

Sheep Dog

You’ve seen it on TV, now it’s time to see it in person. These dogs are incredible to watch! Competitions will be all day Saturday and Sunday.

Public Competitions

We’ve even got competitions for you and the kids, check out this year’s Photography, Home Industries and Cow Colouring Competition – you could be the one bringing home the 1st place ribbon!

Photo Comp

Open to everyone – this is a great way to show off your photography talent. There are multiple categories to choose from, all of which include a chance to win some prizemoney (and bragging rights.)

Home Industries

Pie’s the limit! This competition has tons of categories (not just pie) and it’s open to all ages!

Cow Colouring

For kids aged 4 – 13, the winner gets their design painted on the life-sized cow and displayed at the Show all weekend!

Our Supporters

The Waikato A&P Show truly appreciates the generous support from our funders, partners, and sponsors. Our Show continues to grow year after year because of their kind contributions.
A huge thank you to all of our supporters involved in the Show.

Become a Supporter

With a range of opportunities to support the Waikato A&P Show, please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.