It’s show time!

Livestock, equestrian, a Jack Russell race, wearable arts show, veggie growing competition, rides, live music, kid’s entertainment and delicious food are all on the agenda for this year’s Wanaka A&P Show.



This month the town will come alive for one of the South Island’s largest and most popular agricultural and pastoral shows set on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

With 40,000 attendees and 1000 exhibitors and competitors expected to descend on the Wanaka A&P Showgrounds on March 12 and 13, the weekend is gearing up to bring the fun and thrill of rural living to town.

Kid’s events include live storytelling by Taranaki drag queens Erika and Coco, and the Wonky Donkey Man, and a daredevil bike show.

There is live music from local and national acts, live cooking demonstrations, and a wearable art show – not to mention rides, games and food and drinks vendors.

The livestock schedule is jam-packed, too. With two days of dog trials, equestrian events, and livestock judging – as well as educational sessions to showcase what it takes to breed and grow New Zealand’s primary industries.

Buy tickets online at the website below, with $1 from every adult ticket going straight back into the local community via the Cheers Wanaka initiative.



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