The Canterbury A&P Show is jam packed with livestock, entertainment and attractions, indoor and outdoor exhibits, feature marquees and pavilions. It's where country comes to town in a spectacular mix of colour, excitement and competition – a true celebration of everything great in New Zealand.


MoreFM Main Stage

The award-winning Ladi6 will be playing live on Show Day (Friday) - fresh from attending the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday you'll also be able to see the New Zealand Army Band, Kaylee Bell and Assembly Required

Where: MoreFM Main Stage, ASB Village Green
When: Daily


Westinghouse Demonstration Kitchen

As well as displaying the winning wines from the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, the all new Food and Wine Village is also home to the Westinghouse Demonstration Kitchen, featuring cooking demonstrations by top New Zealand chefs. We're excited to have Sachie Nomura of Sachie's Kitchen fame cooking for us on Thursday and Friday!

Where: Food & Wine Village, Deans Avenue 
When: Daily


Town & Country Bar

The Town & Country Bar is always a crowd favourite and the perfect stop for a refreshing drink in the Canterbury sun while enjoying live music from Assembly Required and SansTribe.

Where: Town & Country Bar, cnr Northcote Drive & Macfarlane Avenue
When: Daily





A fusion between the disciplines of motocross and enduro - this is fast and furious motorbiking at its best! Watch as some of Australasia's best battle it out in a series of sprint races over man-made obstacles.

Where: Endurocross Arena
When: Demonstrations and practice on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16. Competition on Friday 17 until 3.15pm




Helicopter Joy Rides*

Experience a bird's eye view of the Showgrounds with a scenic helicopter flight from Garden City Helicopters.

Where: Bookings at the Garden City Helicopter Site on Deans Avenue (M26)
When: Daily
* There is a cost with this activity


Mike Greer Homes Discovery Trail

The Discovery Trail is a fun activity for children of all ages. On entry to the Show kids can grab a Discovery Trail Map, follow the trail points and collect reward stamps as they make their way to the final destination - the Mike Greer Homes City Farmyard - before entering to win fantastic prizes!

Where: Various
When: Daily


Tip Top Family Lawn

All the very best in entertainment for a younger audience including all sorts of wild, fun and interactive enterainment! Award-winning duo, Itty Bitty Beats, hilarious musician Brendan Dooley and the awesome Rollicking Entertainment 

Where: Tip Top Family Lawn, Royal Avenue
When: Daily


Ultimate Canines

A dog show with a difference! With a whole host of tricks that are sure to impress and make you laugh, this show is always a hit!

Where: Entertainment Zone, next to the Food Court on Macfarlane Avenue
When: Daily




Skellerup South Island Gumboot Throwing Championship

Gumboot throwing is a serious business and here's your chance to have a go!

Where: Entertainment Zone, next to Ultimate Canines
When: Friday - Have a Go from 10am to 2.30pm. Final at 2.30pm




Shearing Demonstrations and Children's Shearing

With the competitive action in the Shearing Pavilion kicking off on Thursday, Wednesday is all about the kids! Professional shearers will participate in demonstrations and give children the opportunity to have a go, albeit with stuffed toy sheep.

Where: Shearing Pavilion
When: Wednesday 10am to 2pm



If you are talking adrenaline pumping, heart stopping action, competitive woodchopping is your sport of choice. It's a continuous three day woodchopping programme at the Canterbury A&P Show so visitors are assured of non-stop action.

Where: Stihl Woodchopping Arena, Macfarlane Avenue
When: Daily, from 9am


Lolly Scramble

Join in the fun of a traditional lolly scramble with a twist, as we shoot lollies from a cannon into the crowd.

Where: Main Arena
When: 2.55pm, Friday 17 November 2017


Machinery Parade

Catch a parade of historic machinery, with both new and old machines making their way around the Main Arena.

Where: Main Arena
When: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 November 2017


More FM Live Studio

Catch up with your favourite MORE FM personalities, watch the magic of radio in action and join in the fun with plenty of giveaways on offer!

Where: MORE FM Village Green
When: Daily


Vintage Machinery

Don't miss the display of historic machinery, stationary engines and associated equipment from the Christchurch Historic Machinery Club at the Vintage Machinery Display.

Where: Site B31, Grigg Avenue
When: Daily

Check out all of the animals on show at the Show.