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. 

Show Times

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 8.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday 13 November 2014, 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday 14 November 2014, 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.

Click here to download a detailed Showgrounds Map for 2014.


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. Contact Show Management for more information.


Travel Concessions

Trade exhibitors are eligible for a special discount of 35% off the Easy Change Fare for tavel on the Interislander during Showtime (online bookings only).

Booking conditions and instructions - Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online at Also check out the Premium Plus On Board Lounge upgrades for total comfort. Simply insert the promo code 'XCAP1' on the payment details page then click on 'enter' and this will apply the discount. On check in at the terminal you will be asked to produce documentation proving confirmation of entry to the Canterbury A&P Show to avoid being charged the full fare. Your confirmation of entry letter will be included with your Show tickets. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. The normal conditions of the above fare types apply e.g. Saver Change is 50% refundable and Easy Change is 100% refundable if cancelled. Bookings made through the call centre are at regular rates.



Key Dates

Sites are booking fast! Contact the Sales Manager, Kaylie to secure your space.

Final payment for Earlybird Discount - 7 August 2014
Final payment due - 30 September 2014
Sites available outside/uncovered - 7 November 2014
Deadline for discounted tickets - 7 November 2014
Advanced payment required before tickets released
Night security commences 6pm - 7 November 2014
Nominations for Trade Awards close - 7 November 2014
Feature sites available inside/covered - 10 November 2014
Exhibits set up by 8pm - 11 November 2014
2014 Canterbury A&P Show  - 12 to 14 November 2014
Trade Exhibitor Awards - 12 November 2014
Pavilion/Marquee exhibits removed by noon - 16 November 2014 
Security on site till 6pm - 17 November 2014
Outside exhibits removed by - 24 November 2014



Trade Exhibitors Information Pack
Trade Application Form
Showground's Map

View a promotional video for the Canterbury A&P Show

For further information contact:

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