There is something for everyone at the Manawatu A&P Show where 'the country comes to town!' Visit our extensive range of trade stalls or our specialty craft village and its New Zealand made arts, fashion and crafts. Check out the equestrian events and sheep shearing, the Farriers in actions, and ride the old Apiti Mail Coach with the Clydesdales or the Vintage Tractor and trailer. Enjoy the non stop entertainment!
Take the kids on a carnival ride or try your hand at one of the side-show games before tucking into delicious food from our diverse range of food stalls.
Dennis Marsh will headline amongst a number of fantastic country music acts to keep you entertained during the show.
SECTIONS We have one day of tough competition for livestock including Dairy, Sheep, Beef and Pigs as well as Boy's & Girl's Pet Lambs and Calves. Shearing and Woolhandling competitions will be held, along with Alpacas on display for public viewing.
FARRIERS The very popular Farrier competitions are back for the two days – come and admire the wonderful skills and endurance needed in the art of shoeing horses.
SHEARING DEMONSTRATIONS Professional shearers will compete for their top titles and participate in live demonstrations, giving the public a chance to experience shearing up close and personal.
DOG OBEDIENCE & AGILITY We have fantastic Dogs displaying their talents in Obedience, Agility, working sheep, guiding the blind, Search & Rescue and all the businesses specialising in pampering your pooch.
Delighting visitors since 1886, the 'Manawatu Show' is a full day of livestock and equestrian goodness with 1,500 animals on site competing in over 1,000 classes for the best of the best showing titles and over $25,000 in prize money.
In addition to the competitive action in the showing rings, there are plenty of opportunities for Show goers to interact with animals in the ever-popular Farmworld. This year we are celebrating rural excellence at our show, bringing country to town and highlighting the importance of the rural sector in New Zealand and in our community. We are also showcasing a diverse range of music, dance and the creativity of our young people. It will be a fun-filled show of action-packed entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Self contained Motorhomes or Caravans can park just off the old hard surface (track) bounding South Street and some of Kawakawa Road - $25 for 3 days. Access to the grounds from 11am to 8.00pm Friday 2nd - vacate by 12pm Monday 5th.
Please enter via Gate 5 off Kawakawa Road.
Enquiries welcome – 06 3231886 / 027 240 8504