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Wanaka A&P Show

There is always something on in Queenstown, whether it be the main events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Queenstown Bike Festival and the Summerdaze Festival or the one-day events like the Queenstown Marathon or Motatapu Race. The event calendar is jam packed all year round with loads of great things to get involved in, so check out what's on in Queenstown while you are in town and get amongst it!

Wanaka A&P Show

8th Mar 2019 - 9th Mar 2019

One of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events, the Wanaka A&P Show, celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017.

Attracting more than 40,000 people to the picturesque Wanaka Showgrounds each year, the two-day show includes traditional drawcards such as equestrian and livestock events, as well as contemporary entertainment, live music and a jam-packed programme of family fun!

More than 400 trade stalls also feature, along with a dedicated Kids Zone and Life & Style marquee. Home of the Beef + Lamb NZ Golden Lamb Awards, the Wanaka Show also runs novelty activities such as the famous Jack Russell race, wood chopping and old-fashioned sheaf tossing.

Where town meets country, the Wanaka Show is the South Island’s premier lifestyle event.

WHEN: MARCH 8-9, 2019

WHERE: Wanaka Showgrounds, Ardmore Street, Wanaka

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at the gate. $15.00 Early Bird, Standard Price $17.50 per day. Children 13 – 17 years $5. Children 12 & under Free

OPEN TIMES: Gates open 8am and close at 5pm

GETTING THERE: Wanaka is just under 1 hours drive from Queenstown. Take the Crowne Range through Cardrona for the fastest route.


For more information, contact the Wanaka Show [email protected] 

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