This year marks Helensville’s 115th A&P Show. In today’s fast paced times where memories are often short, Helensville’s A&P Show remains a steady and beloved event deeply rooted in the heritage of Helensville and its surrounding districts. It’s an institution that has created many memories for all the locals and our volunteers.
The 2017 Show aims to make many more memories and create new history. It is all about the animals, our people and our rural roots, along with having a lot of fun showing them. The equestrian, livestock, horticultural, and indoor competitions remain the mainstay of the Show and are its stars. With just under 3,000 entries last year it’s a competitive business and one that allows a lot of talent to be nurtured and displayed.
This year we’ve worked hard to up our entries and our game. The “Guess the Weight” competition will be back. There is live music with the Groove Diggers and local band Tweed performing on the main stage during the afternoon. New this year will be the A&P Experience, come along and have a go at some farming type activities. There will be tractor displays and plenty to look at during the day. There really will be something for everyone.
The Billy Black Country Show will be entertaining with lots of danger and hypnotised sheep!!!! In case all the side shows, face-painting, marionette’s theatre, McDonald’s Farm, pony and Clydesdale cart rides, traditional handicraft displays, trade stalls galore, yummy food and the Junior Farmer Contest aren’t enough, then don’t forget the Dayle ITM North Harbour Axemen woodchopping competition. The Show will once again be run as a zero waste event.
Gates open at 9:00am till 4:00pm: Adults $10, Children $5, Family Pass $25. One great day - One great place.