Trade and Market Site Information

Applications are still being received for Indoor Market space, our outdoor spaces are all full.

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 on the next page 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 on the next page 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 and the entertainment stage.

Information Packs will be emailed to all previous years site holders otherwise download the information packs which include the application forms or contact the administrator for further information.

3rd September 2018 Trade and market site applications close
(applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed acceptance)

Applications are still being received for Indoor Market space as at the 12 September 2018 we will advise when these are full. Outdoor spaces are now all full.

Late September/early October 2018 Sites are allocated by the Ashburton A & P Association and applicants are advised of the results of their application for a site
24th October 2018 Site holders can start setting up their sites at the Ashburton Showgrounds
26th October 2018 First day of show – trade and market sites must be setup and manned by 9.00am and manned all day Friday
27th October 2018 Second day of show – trade and market sites must manned all day Saturday until 4.30pm, when dismantling of sites can commence
29th October 2018 Trade and market sites to be cleared by 5.00pm