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

Site bookings open to all exhibitors 1 May
Early bird discount closes 20 July
Final site bookings due Available until all sites are
allocated limited space remaining
Full payment due 20 September
Deadline for discounted Show tickets
Advanced payment is required
before tickets are released
20 October
Marquee set up commences 30 October
Night security commences 6pm 6 November
Outside/uncovered sites available 6 November
Nominations for Trade Awards close 6 November
Feature inside/covered sites available 9 November
Exhibits must be set up by 8pm 10 November
2015 Canterbury A&P Show 11-13 November
Trade Exhibitor Awards 11 November
Pavilion/Marquee exhibits removed by noon 15 November
Security on site till 6am 16 November
Outside exhibits removed by 23 November
2016 Canterbury A&P Show 9-11 Novembe




Show Times

Wednesday 11 November 2015, 8.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday 12 November 2015, 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday 13 November 2015, 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.

Show Guide
Don't miss the opportunity to advertise in our brand new Show Guide in 2015. This 40+ page publication will be distributed at the Show Gates and available online prior to the Show - this is a specifically targeted opportunity to speak directly to your customers on the Showgrounds. Contact Show Management for more information, or download a booking form below.

Travel Concessions

Ferry Discounts
North Island Exhibitors receive a discount of 35% off the Easy Change fare for travel on the Interislander, for online bookings. The discount applies for travel between 29 October-25 November 2015 for online bookings. Bookings can be made between 4 April – 25 November. (This covers dates for those travelling to Ashburton, Christchurch & Nelson Shows.)

Booking conditions and instructions for attendees are:
Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online at Also check out our Premium Plus onboard Lounge upgrades  for total comfort at 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 A & P Show you are attending to avoid being charged the full fare. 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 if cancelled. Bookings made through our call centre are at regular rates.


2015 Trade Exhibitors Information Pack
2015 Trade Exhibitors Application Pack
2015 Trade Confirmation Pack
Show Guide Booking Form
Showground's Map
Power Booking Form

View a promotional video for the Canterbury A&P Show

For further information contact:

Ally MacKenzie
Phone 03 343 3165
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Geoff Bone
Phone 03 343 2101
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