2020 ANNUAL SHOW CANCELLED, BUT SMALLER SECTION EVENTS MAY BE HELD
The Ashburton A & P Association has cancelled its 2020 Annual Show, that was to be held at the end of October. Doing so is in the best interest of the Association, Exhibitors, Competitors, Suppliers and the Community, due to the uncertainty of what COVID-19 level we will be in (and the restrictions on gatherings that may apply) come show day.
For further information, see our 2020 Show page.
The Ashburton Show is held on the weekend following Labour Weekend of every year and is the largest two day annual agricultural event held in the Mid Canterbury District.
Hosted at the Ashburton Showgrounds on 17.4 hectares of land owned by the Ashburton Agricultural & Pastoral Association since it’s founding in 1877. Ashburton A&P Association’s mission statement is to “Promoting excellence in agriculture and goodwill between Town and Country”.
The show attracts exhibitors from all over the South Island. Each year the President chooses a ‘Show Theme’ and many exhibits/competitions are based around this theme.