What’s on at the show

by Anonymous Author

The Ellesmere Spring A&P Show is renowned for being one of the most diverse and intimate spring shows in the country.

This one day show is truly a community event where the whole Selwyn district comes together to celebrate its success and enjoys an awesome family day out.

This year there is even more attractions than ever that will suit people from all walks of life and all ages. 

Selwyn’s Got Talent (main stage from 10am)

Selwyn’s Got Talent is a local talent quest for the whole of Selwyn. This event is in its first year at the show and is proving really popular with some highly talented acts entered. It is sure to be a great crowd entertainer and a wonderful way to showcase local talent.

Top Team Sports Challenge (main ring from noon)

This event is supported by all the 12 primary schools of Ellesmere. With over 100 kids competing for top honours in the top team challenge it is going to make for some great entertainment.

Muster Chef Cook Off

This popular event will be running most of the day where local school children can emulate their heroes from the television series Master Chef in a cooking competition with all the drama of the TV series.

Multi-cultural Food Court

This year there will be a Multicultural food court marquee serving a diverse range of cuisine all day in line with this year’s theme of the show ‘celebrating diversity in the local community’. The food court marquee will be complemented with a relaxing garden bar.

The Grand Parade (main ring 3pm) 

This year the Grand Parade year will be featuring a live machinery parade — modern versus old, traction engines versus modern day combines, and everything in between. All the ribbon winners in the best of breed competitions will be on show and of course the ever popular lolly scramble.

Farmyard Tent

Full of baby farm animals including puppies, ducklings, rabbits, chickens, lambs, piglets and more including the famous live eel tank full of native longfin eels. This year the farmyard tent is bigger than ever with plenty of room for the whole family including the stroller.

Trade Displays

If you are looking to buy a new ride-on mower, motorbike or garden power tools, head to the industrial trade sites and try before you buy. 

Competitions galore

Dog trials, shearing, wood chopping, wearable arts, highland dancing, show jumping and horse riding, and plenty more. 

There is so much to see and do at the Ellesmere Spring show so make sure you get there early.

Visit the web site www.ellesmereshow.co.nz to get all the information you need.