2021 ANNUAL SHOW DATES FRIDAY 29TH & SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021
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. Theme for 2021 Show – Showcasing Primary Sector Industries in Mid Canterbury.
12 October 2021 update:
The Ashburton A & P Association has reluctantly had to adjust the arrangements to its 2021 Annual Show due to continuing Covid restrictions. We will not be running a full Show in 2021.
Our 2021 Show will not have any trade sites, market sites, food sites, bar or entertainment as we are unable to do so and comply with Level 2 Covid rules.
We will be running an exhibitor/competitor only Show for 2021 for certain sections. No members or public (who are not exhibitors or competitors) will be able to attend.
Sections that will be running at our 2021 Show are Equestrian, Showjumping, Sheep, Dog Trials, Wool, Shearing, Alpacas, Highland Dancing (Netherby School Hall, Home Industries). Exhibitors will receive an email with further details, including Covid restrictions, and expectations of exhibitors/competitors. Further details will also be made available on our 2021 Show page.
Sections cancelled are Pet Lambs, Student Classes, Poultry, Goats, Grain & Seed, Pet Parade. A full refund of entry fees in these classes will be provided.
The committee and board are very disappointed for this to happen two years in a row but they are looking forward to being able to stage a full Show in 2022.
The Association thanks its members, sponsors, exhibitors, and the community for its continued support.
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.