The Marlborough A&P Show attracts 8,000 – 10,000 through the gate over the two days, with outdoor exhibits, the best of competition, entertainment and numerous other attractions. The show is a major Top of the South community event. Enjoy a great day out with your family with lots of free entertainment for the children.

Show Times

Friday 8th November 2019
Horse and Pony competition commences at 8.00am.
Trade displays are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Carnival commences at 10.00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 9th November 2019, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Grand Parade at 1.30pm


Tickets are available at Maxwell Road or Alabama Road entries to A & P Park.
Family (2 Adults/3 Children) - $30.00
Adult(19 and over) - $15.00
Pensioners Card Holder - $5.00
Student (5-18 years) - $5.00
Children under 5 years - FREE
Public Parking - $5.00
Friday night Carnival


Cash out facilities are available from the ANZ Caravan.


There is limited parking within A&P Park. Access from either Alabama Road or Maxwell Road. Please be patient as access to the Park can be very congested with exhibitors and pedestrians. Please be courteous at all times to our volunteer gate attendants.

First Aid

First Aid is available at the St John stand located in front of the old grandstand beside the Main Arena.

Food & Drink

There is an extensive range of food and drink stalls in the Food Area beside the main stage or from the carnival area.

Lost Children

Please direct all lost children to the Main Stage.

Police Assistance

Police will be in attendance at A&P Park throughout the Show.

Show Office

The Show Office is located on the first floor of the A & P Pavilion, A&P Park, via Maxwell Road.

Show Safety

Please abide by the safety rules and signage at A&P Park. Follow instructions from Marshalls and Show Officials. Parents please ensure that children do not enter livestock pens or enclosures. Do not poke, hit or irritate animals. Please ensure that you and children in your care do not stand behind horses, cows or bulls – they may not see you there. If visiting the Show with small children we suggest you write your cell phone number on their arm. Should they become separated from you; staff can then easily notify you. The roads within the Showgrounds are open for Emergency and Show vehicles, horses, cattle and other livestock, particularly around the Main Arena and Cattle Rings. Please be aware of vehicular and animal traffic around the Showgrounds particularly if you have children in your care.

Lost Property

All reports of theft and lost property can be made at the Show Office, located on the first floor of the A&P Pavilion near the Maxwell Road entry.