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Childrens Battles

 Operation Claude VI: Over The Top

Organised loosely on military lines, Alf’s Imperial Army has Regiments in several New Zealand towns and cities and fights its battles using strictly non-harmful weapons. The army’s aim is to educate New Zealanders about history and have fun along the way.

The procedure is already well-tried […]

Homegrown Harvest

Homegrown Harvest is a platform for the Waikato to celebrate the artisan producers and home growers in our region.

Pony Rides


“Confidence, independence and wellbeing for people with disabilities through therapeutic horse riding and horse care”

This year, thanks to the The NZ Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), Waikato Show will be offering Pony Rides, with money raised going to the RDA Hamilton group.

The RDA programmes teach equestrian skills […]

Live Performances

With musicians, family entertainment, and competitions running throughout the show, there is always something amazing to see!

Welcome to the Farmyard!

Come and meet all the animals… Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Farmyard is an interactive pen, where you can touch, hug, and even feed the animals.  They’re hand reared, so they’re very friendly.

Some of the animals we will have include alpacas, goats, miniature horses, donkeys, calves, lambs, chickens, ducks, roosters, rabbits and pigs and they are all […]

Cultural Village

Infectious rhythms, mouthwatering smells, come-back-for-more flavours and an atmosphere of celebration make the Cultural Village is a a must-see at this year’s Waikato Show.

“It will be a hive of colourful activity, and we want to make it as much fun as possible for visitors,” says event co-ordinator Patricia Novoa.

Organised by the […]


The carnival is back and bringing fun and laughter along with it!

Mahons Amusements are proud to be part of the Waikato Show with all the great rides for families and kids

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The Carnival rides use a […]

All About The Books

Stop at All About the Books  to check out the exciting range of kid friendly books and activities the Hamilton City Libraries has to offer. Look through some fun and interactive children’s books, play with our out-of-this-world Rocket Ship kit and find out about all the amazing services that we have to offer such as […]

Schools Day Out

Students attending engage with the variety of organisations providing services to meet community needs in the Waikato Region.  Organisations focused on protecting the environment, our physical wellbeing, our geography, championing community learning, and preserving the unique cultural interests of the Waikato Region.

Wellbeing Show

The Wellbeing Waikato Show enables our community to discover the amazing wealth of health and wellbeing products, services and organisations available in the region.