The 120th Mackenzie A&P Highland Show will be held on Easter Monday, the 2nd of April 2018 at the Mackenzie A&P Showgrounds. Parking off of School Road. Adults $15, Under 15 $5, Preschoolers and cars free. Public entry from 8am.
The Mackenzie A&P Highland Show is the largest one day Show in New Zealand with 12-15,000 through the gates. A fun family day out with something for everyone!
Annual competitions at the show include a New Zealand Kennel Club show, wood chopping, Mackenzie Shears (a Shearing Sports NZ competition) and a gift lamb competition. Other attractions this year include musician Jody Direen and Freestyle Motocross. There will also be Highland Games, NZ Fire Service and Cowboy Challenge demos, The Sparkle Fairy, a great children’s entertainer and, of course, the carnival. We also have a wide variety of food available…from the kid’s favourites (hot dogs, chips and snow cones) to food with a more unique flavour (Mexican, Japanese, ‘Wild’ NZ food, Turkish kebabs, etc)…something for everyone.
The Schedule of Classes for the 2018 Show is now available on our official website or by contacting the Secretary. Closing date for most entries is on February 23rd but they don’t have to be finished until Show Day which gives you plenty of time to prepare your entries. Please consider entering as exhibits are an important part of the Show…with over 1000 classes, I’m pretty sure there is at least one class for everyone! Maybe one of these areas will catch your eye: home and farm produce, wine and home brew, cooking, flowers, patchwork, needlework, art, crafts (card making, scrapbooking, jewellery, sculpture, carving, pottery), photography, dog trials, local pet dog (children), highland dancing, piping and solo drumming, alpacas, wearable arts, equestrian (from miniatures to draught), sheep, wool, cattle, goats or poultry (chickens, ducks and pigeons). Life-stylers… check out the Flock Sheep classes or enter your alpaca, goat, chicken or duck!
There are over 400 sites…shopping for everyone…men, women and children! If you are interested in booking a site, applications are available on our official website and are due on the 23rd of February.
We have a couple more pages available for advertisements in our Programmes (out of the 7 total). The Programmes are given out free to everyone who enters the Show and are a great way to advertise your business and support the Mackenzie Show. Contact the Secretary for more info.
The Show Committee would like to extend an open invitation for Show helpers. This doesn’t mean you have to ‘join’ the Committee (though you are more than welcome to)…but with an ageing Committee, we can definitely use always use more helpers for setting up, taking down and on the day. Please, please consider putting your hand up and contacting me.
Lastly, we would like to thank all of our sponsors – the Show couldn’t run without you…in particular, thank you to our major sponsors- Alpine Energy, Barwoods/ Mackenzie Supply Services/ Temuka Transport, Dairy Cooling Systems, Des Segar Motors, Farmlands, Farm Source, Goldpine, Heiniger, Icebreaker, Lemacon Ltd, Mainland Wool, Makikihi Fries, Mighty Mix Dog Food, Peppers Bluewater Resort, Peter Walsh & Assoc., PGG Wrightson Wool, Pinewood Motel, Point Lumber, Rabobank, Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-Operative, The Front Store Engineering Supplies/Andar, Waste Away South Ltd.
We look forward to seeing you at the Show on the 2nd of April!
Contact: Jodi Payne, Secretary, on 685-8977, PO Box 53, Fairlie 7949 or email email@example.com.