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 both trade and market sites for our 2021 Annual Show. For full details, see information packs 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

Key dates re market site applications:

11th October 2021

Market site applications close

October 2021

The Ashburton A & P Association advises applicants of the results of their application for a market site

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 whether they want a site with or without power. 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 Trade Site Info Pack under-pricing).
  • Exhibitors can choose from a range of differently sized sites. An exhibitors choice of site (trade versus market) may depend on the size of site required. The market sites (all 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 each 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.