Trade and Market Site Information
2020 ANNUAL SHOW CANCELLED, NO TRADE OR MARKET SITES FOR 2020
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.
While we are exploring running smaller events for individual show sections, we will not be having any trade, market or food sites this year. We look forward to welcoming back such sites to our Annual Show in 2021.
For further information, see our 2020 Show page.
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Ashburton A & P Show has vibrant trade and market Sites at their annual show. In excess of 100 trade Sites set up each year along with a large a great variety of market Sites some outdoor and some in an indoor marquee.
The types of trade and market sites available
Exhibitors at the Ashburton A & P Show can choose from a range of different types and sizes of trade and market sites.
- Exhibitors can choose to apply for a trade site or a market site. The trade sites tend to be occupied by businesses involved in the agricultural sector (eg, suppliers of rural supplies, tractors and farm implements; agricultural contractors; and rural bankers). The market sites tend to be occupied by a broader range of exhibitors, including community groups, artisan producers, craftspeople and suppliers of homewares.
- Exhibitors can choose to apply whether they want an indoor or outdoor site. The vast majority of sites are outdoors (where site holders need to bring or hire their own marquee or gazebo), but there are also sites available in an indoor market area (where exhibitors are located together in a marquee provided by the Ashburton A & P Association).
- Exhibitors can choose whether they want a site with or without power. All indoor market sites have power supplied on a complimentary basis. There is no power available at outdoor market sites. Power is available at trade sites, on request and at a cost to the site holder (as noted in the Info Pack under-pricing).
- Exhibitors can choose from a range of differently sized sites. An exhibitors choice of site (trade versus market and indoor versus outdoor) may depend on the size of site required. The market sites (both indoor and outdoor) are smaller than the smallest trade site. The sizes of trade and market sites available range from small indoor market sites (3m front x 2m depth) up to very large trade sites (30m front x 23m depth). The details of the specific site sizes available are set out in the Info Pack alongside the prices for each site.
The layout at the Ashburton Showgrounds has the trade sites located in a continuous area across one part of the grounds. The indoor and outdoor market sites located in a separate area, adjacent to one end of the trade sites at the Eastern end of the grounds, along with most food sites.