Our annual Masterton A & P Show will kick off at Solway Show Grounds on Friday 15 February when the first of our equestrian events begin. Saturday is our big day for the public. There's plenty to look at plus food and trade sites and heaps of FREE entertainment for the younger set including bumper cars, huge inflatable slide, and a mini circus plus entertainers such as stilt walkers and clowns. I believe Mirror Man will also be there.
Picnic under the trees and take in the tug o war in the oval, a CrossFit competition and watch our TeenAg competitors from schools throughout the area tussle. If a tug o war is your thing there's a couple of big comps coming up - local students will show some muscle and then the Carterton Rugby Club will shape up and go for a third win, a third title!
We've just finalised our "Guess the weight of the Pig" competition. Ms Pig will be located near the Dog Section, alongside the Solway Oval, and a gold coin donation will get your entry into the competition. The prize, win a flight in a Tiger Moth. You'll take off from Hood Aerodrome and get to see an unrestricted view of the Wairarapa from above.
See our gorgeous Valais Blacknose sheep in our petting zoo and alpacas, pigs and hens and more! Our face painters will set up nearby ready to give you a facial a new look for the day.