Show week

Christchurch during spring, does it get any better? The city is ON SHOW right now and life is good.

The New Zealand Agricultural Show
15-17 November 2023

A&P Shows are a time-honoured way to bring together town and country. They provide an opportunity for New Zealanders to get up close and personal with world-class agricultural technology and produce, all while paying homage to the rural traditions that make up the backbone of this country.
The biggest of them all is the New Zealand Agricultural Show. Harking all the way back to 1863 (not long after the first European settlers arrived in Ōtautahi), The Show is run by the Canterbury A&P Association, and attracts around 100,000 people over its three days.
This is your chance to get up close to a huge variety of animals, all the finest examples of their breed, while enjoying a cracker of a day out. Get there on Friday, Canterbury’s Anniversary Day, to experience the show at its busiest and best.


New Zealand Cup Week at Riccarton Park
11, 15, 18 November 2023

The New Zealand Cup at Riccarton Park is fast-paced, massively spectator friendly, and Riccarton Park is a stunning venue for it, with mature trees, a park-like setting and open spaces.
All three days provide spectacular racing, culminating on the 18th with the biggest crowd of the week providing a wonderful finale.
Experience NZ Cup day at its best, get your friends together for a day full of fun with the excitement of high-class racing. Look out for the ZM Entertainment Zone on Saturday 18 November at Martin Collins New Zealand Cup & Barneswood Farm 1000 Guineas Day. Get your party on! This open space keeps you pumped with DJ, food stalls, bars, and bean bags to relax.
The Ned Fashion In The Field, competitions feature on both Wednesday 15 and Saturday 18 race days.

Addington Cup Week at Addington Raceway
14 & 17 November 2023

Join the crowd at Addington Raceway for an unparalleled experience at the 120th IRT New Zealand Trotting
Cup Day, on 14 November, and Show Day Races on 17 November.
The Public Village, the heart of all the action, has been completely reimagined. Get ready for an array of exciting experiences, including pop-up craft and cocktail bars, DJ sets, a silent disco, tasty food trucks, and prime views of all the racing action from the public lawn. Elevate your fashion game at The Crossing Cup Day Fashion Marquee and Competition, where you could win big – become the fashion royalty of the year and seize the chance to win thousands in prizes. Come join us in celebrating this remarkable day and be part of the magic that is IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day. Tickets on sale now.

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