Oxford A&P Show

by Ann van Engelen

There will be something for everyone at the Oxford A&P 114th Annual Show being held at the Oxford Showgrounds 26 Bay Rd, on Saturday, March 30.

“This is the second year I have been running the show, and along with my wife Julie and daughters Charlotte and Emily, we are looking forward to another successful show day. I have been convening the Sheep Section for more than 20 years and am grateful to the support I receive in this section from the breeders,” says show president Ivan Evans. With Royal Event Dairy Goat status has resulted in record entries, and the committee is looking forward to presenting Royal A&P Society Excellence Medals to the supreme winners.

“The Paddock To Plate marquee, 03FMX motorbike presentations, woodchopping, shearing, baby and Miss/Master Juniors competition, and Highland Dancing are just some of the events taking place throughout the day. Family entertainment is by magician Josh Grimaldi, and the main arena will be featuring the Equestrian section along with a presentation by the Waimakariri Dog Training Club, Terrier Race and the new Ride and Drive competition.”

Food courts will keep your taste buds active, and the trade site and art and craft sites will keep you shopping throughout the day. Our Grand Parade is the highlight of the show, which will kick off at 2.15pm followed by a lolly scramble.

The Oxford A&P Committee prides themselves on presenting a community event, enabling families to attend at a reasonable cost, with no gate fee for school-age children or vehicles. Gates open at 7am, and judging gets underway from 8.30am onwards.