Roughrider Rickshaws, a novel way to get to the show.

Catch a ride to the Waikato Show from Victoria Street to the Claudelands Showgrounds.

Roughrider Rickshaws will be operating from Liverpool street, south to Alma Street and across the bridge to the Waikato Show.  For $10 per person you can catch a ride from the CBD to the Waikato Show.

Contact Phil at Roughrider Rickshaws on 021721444 […]

Ice Skate Tour

The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with multiple, state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% the same gliding capacity as natural ice but don’t melt and are 100% green. The Ice Skate Tour aims to offer a unique ice skate experience to as many kids, families […]

Life-size Foosball

Life-size foosball is a huge amount of fun the whole family and it’s free!

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 […]