The countdown is on. The New Zealand Agricultural Show in Canterbury celebrates its 160th anniversary this week, Wednesday to Friday, 15-17 November.
The annual country comes to town gala has a myriad of new attractions this year, including a barn dance on Thursday night, farm-to-plate artisan offerings, busking zones, several multi-cultural performances, and Kiwi celebrity Suzy Cato performing on Friday.
Wool Zone is another new initiative, a dedicated area that showcases sheep and their many uses. It’s close to the heart of Canterbury A&P president Anne Rogers.
“Sheep are used for so many things – wool, meat, and their pelt. Every bit of that animal can be used. It’s quite incredible. We established Wool Zone to help Show visitors understand the myriad of uses for wool – from the traditional clothing and shoes through to cosmetics, medical dressings, substitutes for plasticware, insulation, and weed mats. Everything that celebrates sheep will be in the one area, including the fleece competition, the city farmyard, sheep milking, and even ewes that are lambing.”
There are the old favourites too, with the likes of wood chopping, duck herding, the city farmyard and the wonderful rare breeds section.
Kids aged up to 16 years can again go free to The Show, thanks to a generous grant from the Kiwi Gaming Foundation. 7 November 2023
Visit https://www.theshow.co.nz/ to buy your tickets today.