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November 1 -3, 2024

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Celebrating Rural Waikato for over 100 Years

Join us for the Waikato A&P Show at Claudelands Event Centre – November 1 – 3. It’ll be fun for the whole herd! Experience farm-tastic fun, shop unique treasures, and savour farm-to-fork treats. Don’t miss this historically iconic event!

Family Fun



A Show favourite –  Caro’s Critters is filled with all types of animals from the farm and is a great way to meet the animals up close.


For the Whole Family

Entertainment for all ages! Including a live stage, bouncy castles and pony rides.

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Enchanted Entertainment

A magical experience that your kids won’t forget.  We’ve invited some very special guests to come to the Show that will be sure to entertain kids of all ages!

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Outdoor Market

Loads of market shopping from local food, local products and local businesses.

Public Competitions

Choose to be part of the fun by competing  in one of our many competitions happening at the Show! Photography, Wearable Arts, Talent Show, Home Industries, and Cow Colouring Competition – you could be the one bringing home the 1st place ribbon!

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Photo Comp

There are multiple categories to choose from, all of which include a chance to win some prizemoney (and bragging rights.)

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Home Industries

The competition for creatives!

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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!

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

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.

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.