Since 1863, the Canterbury A&P Association has brought this iconic event to Canterbury. In 2021, we pivoted and now manage The New Zealand Agricultural Show entirely in-house, allowing the development of stronger relationships with our sponsors and more added value.

The Association’s mission is to further the progress of agriculture in Canterbury. This is achieved via:

  • The Future of Agriculture – Supporting young people from schools and local communities to participate in agriculture.
  • Supporting the Show – Where the history of Canterbury agriculture and the future of New Zealand agriculture is highlighted.
  • Competitions and Events – We run agricultural competitions and events to help maintain an active community throughout the year. 
  • Providing Pastoral Care and Mental Health Support to rural communities.

We are also very excited to bring two new pavilions to the 2022 Show the Youth Ag Lawn and the Agricultural Pastoral Care & Wellbeing Pavilion, and it would be our great pleasure to partner with you to bring our best Show ever to Aotearoa and Canterbury where we encourage all New Zealanders to come to The Show at least once in their lives.

Enhance your brand with increased visibility, recognition and loyalty

Generate sales lead through access to new and existing customers

Create engagement with direct involvement with a targeted farm audience

Build relationships through face-to-face interactions

Collaborate through partnerships with agricultural professionals attending the show