Trade Exhibiting Information

The Canterbury A&P Show is all about presenting new ideas, technologies and innovations for rural and urban buyers with close to 600 trade exhibitors displaying the latest in agricultural products and services all in the one location. If you have a new product release or are looking at increasing brand awareness - don't miss this unique opportunity for your business.

The Canterbury A&P Show consistently attracts 100,000 visitors, with indoor and outdoor exhibits, showcasing the very best of New Zealand farming and rural life, combined with top entertainment and attractions. Hosted by the Canterbury A&P Association, the Canterbury A&P Show is the premier agricultural event in the country, drawing the largest audience of any single event in the South Island as well as being the largest A&P Show in the country.

A truly national event and a showcase for international agricultural excellence, the Show brings together the best of all things rural, offering excellent opportunities for your business to be involved. 

Key Dates: Applications Open Now

Repeat bookings from 2017 required 29 March

New Exhibitor sites allocated
New exhibitors are welcome to apply for a
trade site anytime of the year; priority is given to those who apply first

15 May
Final payment for Earlybird Discount required 20 June
Final payment due 20 August
Deadline for discounted Show tickets
Advanced payment is required before tickets are released
22 October
Marquee set up commences 1 November
Outside/uncovered sites available for set up 9 November
Nominations for Trade Awards close 12 November
Night security commences from 6pm 10 November
Feature sites (inside/covered) sites available for set up 12 November
Exhibits must be set up by 8pm
Except Trade Pavilion - sites must be set up by 5pm
13 November
2018 Canterbury A&P Show
Show hours 8am - 5.30pm
14-16 November
Trade Exhibitor Awards 14 November
Inside/covered sites removed by 12noon 17 November
Security on site till 6am 19 November
Outside exhibits removed by 26 November
2019 Canterbury A&P Show
Show hours 8am - 5.30pm
13-15 November




Show Times

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 8.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday 15 November 2018, 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday 16 November 2018, 8.00am – 5.30pm


Canterbury Agricultural Park, the home of the Canterbury A&P Show, is located in the south-west of Christchurch, alongside the recently upgraded Southern Motorway. The Park is a 42-hectare, purpose built Show facility situated 10 kilometres from Christchurch International Airport. Due to the increasing popularity of the Show and plans for expansion, the Canterbury A&P Show moved to the new Showgrounds in 1997.

During Showtime the public can access the Showgrounds by a special, direct bus service. There is also ample free parking available for Showgoers including a free car park shuttle service to the turnstiles.

Site Options

Site options include themed feature pavilions and outdoor locations for the effective promotion of your products/services. New and continually improving feature pavilions are testament to industry and public demand. A detailed description of the various site options is included in the Trade Exhibitors Information Pack.

Booking Your Site

Complete the Trade Application Form and send with your deposit of $350 (incl GST) by cheque or direct credit to the Canterbury A&P Association.

Once the deposit is received and your site is allocated, you will be invoiced for the balance of your site fee.

Promotional Opportunities

Additional promotional opportunities are available to exhibitors to enhance your presence at the Canterbury A&P Show, including Arena Signage, Newsletter/eDM Advertising, Facebook Promotions and advertising in Show publications and features.

Official Guide
Don't miss the opportunity to advertise in the Official Guide. This 48 page booklet is a complete guide for Show Visitors. In 2016 this was distributed to 45,000 Canterbury households and 15,000 were distributed at the gates. We will deliver 80,000 copies to homes throughout Canterbury in 2017. Contact Kaylie for more information.

Travel Concessions and Discounts

To encourage participation and ensure the Canterbury A&P Show is a truly national event, we offer discounts and subsidies to exhibitors travelling long distances to The Show.

A discount of 35% off Easy Change retail fares applies for travel 01-30 November 2018 for online bookings. This applies to vehicles, trailers etc. not exceeding 3,500kgs laden.

Booking conditions and instructions for attendees are:
- Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online at
- Simply insert the Promo code “XCAP1”on the “Payment details” page and click on “enter” and this will apply the discount.
- Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
- The normal conditions of the above fare types apply e.g. Easy Change is 100% refundable.
- Bookings made through the Interislander are at regular rates.
- Confirmation of entry to the A & P Show is required on check in at the terminal to avoid being charged full fare.
- Bookings for vehicles over 3.5 tonne are to be booked through Commercial Vehicles 0800 660-670.


For further information contact:

Kaylie Bradley
Phone 03 343 3165
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Geoff Bone
Phone 03 343 2101
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