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July 5th, 2018

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Helensville A&P Show

 

 

HELENSVILLE A&P SHOW CANCELLED

14/2/18

We are sad to announce that this year's show has been cancelled.

Following extended rain every usable space on the showgrounds is thoroughly saturated. All parking areas have been inundated, and with no safe access for public and competitor parking, we have been left with no good options for running even a scaled-back show.

With little improvement in the weather forecast, we have made this difficult decision now to allow our exhibitors and competitors time to alter their plans.

This is heartbreaking for the Helensville A&P Association committee, and we understand the disappointment this will cause our community who support the show every year.

For those who have entered classes at the show, or taken trade sites, information on refunds and further details regarding the cancellation will be available soon. We now have the huge task of wrapping the show, and we ask for your patience and support as we put this process in place.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to putting on a sunny, spectacular show next year.

Rick Croft
President
Helensville A&P Association

 

NEXT SHOW : Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

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Location: Helensville Showgrounds, Railway St, northern end of Helensville [Directions and map]

Open: 9am - 4.30pm

Tickets:

  • Adults - $10.00
  • Children (5-15 yrs) - $5.00
  • Family Pass (2 adults & up to 4 children) - $25.00
  • Parking - Free (Stewart Street)
  • Please Note: cash only at the gate, NO EFTPOS

The Helensville A&P Association held it's first Show in 1900 - and barring two occasions it's been held every year since. The Helensville Show is easily the biggest event on Helensville's annual calendar.

The Association was formed for the purpose of friendship and exchange of agricultural and pastoral ideas among the settlers, and agricultural competition among the farming and village community. The show became an annual event with surrounding communities challenging for the right to be judged Champion of the Champions. The Show became an attraction for Aucklanders who traveled by train to the event.

Today our aims are still basically the same, to promote excellence in agriculture and to bring the country a bit closer to town and to promote things rural, while at the same time bringing a bit of the town to the country. Our schedule of competition covers horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pet dogs, sheep dogs, pigs, woodchopping, calf club, pet lambs, cooking, horticulture, art and craft, painting, garden produce, needlework and a children’s section.

Click here for images from the 2016 show
Download results from the 2016 show