Entertainment Schedule

Live Cooking Demonstration

Where: The GJ Gardner Life and Style Marquee

When: Friday and Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm

This year the GJ Gardner Life and Style Marquee will be returning.  Schedule yet to be confirmed          

Live Music

Where: Radio Wanaka Stage

When: Both Days

During the main parade you will be entertained with a live marching band of bagpipes and drums, on the stage located at the heart of the Wanaka Show we have entertainers of all varieties including live bands and performers. The Wanaka A&P Show is p …

Children’s Entertainment

Where: Z-Zone, and the Radio Wanaka Stage

When: 8.00am-5.00pm

The Wanaka A&P show boasts an impressive range of free children’s entertainment for kids of all ages including face painting, magicians, live music, cooking, live shows and entertainers. We are proud to be supported by plunket who every year host a …

Dog and Pet Show

Where: Mt Iron Ring

When: 10.30 on Saturday

Download the Dog & Pet Show Schedule below Pets 2019 Schedule Venue for the Pet and Dog Parade is the Mt Iron Ring, beside Z zone (Pembroke Park) Start time of  11am on Saturday.  Remember to register between 10am – 10.45am Saturday at the Mt Iron …


Where: Main Exhibitor Area

When: All Day Both Days

There’s something for every Farmer at the Wanaka A&P Show from hobby farmers to large scale farming. It’s bustling with livestock attractions and trade exhibits from all over New Zealand. View top-class stud animals and equestrian events alongside …

Best Blooms

Where: Home Industry Pavilion

When: Open to View From 9am Friday & Saturday

The flower competitions are part of the Wanaka A&P Show home industry exhibition located in the Upper Clutha A&P Society Pavilion. The Home Industry Pavilion is open to view all exhibits from 9am on Friday. This area includes flowers, baking, v …

Photography Exhibit

Where: Home Industry Pavilion

When: Open to View From 9am Friday & Saturday

Visit the Home Industry Pavilion at the Wanaka A&P Show to see some amazing pieces of photography. The photography exhibit is available for viewing from 9 am on Friday and Saturday. Entry fee: $1. Post entry forms and your entry to PO BOX 79, Wanak …

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

Where: Z-Zone by Plunket

When: Both Days

The Sheep Shearing demonstration is a live show in the Z-Zone by Plunket. This ever popular demonstration is entertaining for both children and adults giving an insight into sheep shearing.

Home Industry

Where: Home Industry Pavillion

When: Viewing from 9am - 5pm Friday & Saturday

Every year at the Wanaka A&P Show there is a strong Home Industry section, with many homemade produce, baking and craft entries for judging and on display. See who wins the best homebrew, the tastiest tomatoes or the strangest-looking garden vegeta …

Dog Trials

Where: Trials - Pembroke Ring, Finals - Main Ring

When: 1pm Friday & 8am Saturday, Finals at 1.30pm Saturday

The Dog Trials at the Wanaka A&P Show take place over both days. The Wanaka A&P Show expanded and the new areas introduced included a new dog trial arena called the Pembroke Ring. Dog trials include the Drive and Yard Open, Local Maiden Event a …

Wool Pavilion

Where: Wool Pavillion

When: Open for Viewing Friday & Saturday

The wool pavilion houses an impressive Fleece Display, not all wool is the same each has a different feel and functions within the manufacturing industry. Wool can viewed in the wool pavilion Friday from 11am and Saturday from 9.00am. Competitors –  Wo …

Wood Chopping Competition

Where: Located near Z Zone

When: All day Saturday, starting at 10am

The Southland Otago Axemen Association demonstration of the art of wood chopping is located near Z Zone from 10am on Saturday, running all day. Their display of speed and strength is bound to impress the crowds. Display from Southland Otago Axemen Asso …

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

Where: Home Industry Pavilion

When: Open to View From 9am Friday & Saturday

The arts and crafts exhibition is located in the Upper Clutha A&P Society Pavilion. Viewing of all arts and crafts exhibits starts at 9am on Friday. The Wanaka A&P Show is an excellent chance to exhibit your work with some great prizes to be aw …

Carnival and Fair Ground Rides

Where: Main Showgrounds

When: All Day Both Days

The Wanaka A&P Show has two carnival and fair ground areas, one located to the left of the main entrance (Gate 2), called Z Zone Play Zone, and the other located at the far end of the Wanaka Showgrounds overlooking the main arena. See the show from …

Fire Service Display

Where: McDougal Street

When: Both Days

Every year the Wanaka Volunteer Fire Service put on an impressive fire safety demonstration that displays how important fire safety is. This fire safety demonstration is an important educational lesson for children and adults alike. This is made fun fo …

New Zealand’s Greatest Jack Russell Race

Where: Main Ring

When: 12.30 pm Saturday

Don’t miss New Zealand’s Greatest Jack Russell race held on Saturday in the main ring at 12.30pm All dogs must be registered to enter this year either online or at the show office. Entry Form – Jack Russel Race

Sheaf Tossing

Where: Outside the Wool Room & A&P Show Bar

When: From 3pm Saturday

A&P Schedule – Sheaf Tossing Try your hand at the old fashioned “Sheaf Tossing” competition, located outside the Wool Room and the A&P Show Bar on Saturday afternoon from 3pm onward.  

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