About the

Waikato A&P Show

130 Years of History

The Waikato A&P Show is one of the oldest events in New Zealand – established in 1892.
The heart of the Show centres around the shared passion and spirit of all things rural. It’s a celebration of traditional competitions, rural lifestyle and bringing communities together.

The Show has been held on Claudelands Showgrounds for over 100 years and each year it has seen thousands of people through the gates. Thanks to the Waikato A&P Association, the Show has been able to continue year after year, evolving with the times.

On top of traditional animal competitions, the show features entertainment, trade exhibits and expos – creating a fantastic and unique day out for the whole family.

Without the Association members, volunteers, stewards, judges and financial partners, the Show wouldn’t be what it is today. We invite you to come along and experience all the Waikato A&P Show has to offer.

The Show is organised by Showing Waikato Ltd, an event management company who partners with the Association to deliver this event each year.

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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.