Trade and Market Site Information


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.

Applications are now open for trade sites for our 2021 Annual Show. For full details, see trade site information pack available below.

Key dates re trade site applications:

31st August 2021

Trade site applications close
(applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed acceptance)

September/early October 2021

Sites are allocated by the Ashburton A & P Association and applicants are advised of the results of their application for a site

Market site information packs and applications to come – watch this space!

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.