• Friday 6th, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of April
  • Open from 10am to 5pm daily
  • Located at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton
  • General Admission - $8.00 per person
  • Free admission for Under 5s

Kia ora and welcome to the Waikato Show 2018, the show with "Something for Everyone"

The Waikato Show is proud to be able to offer you this uniquely Community Show on a site holding great significance for both the Waikato Winter Show Association and local iwi, in Hamilton's premiere expo facility, Claudelands Events Centre.

As always, our primary focus is on education and awareness, and to that end we have continued to develop our relationships with community parteners, both new and existing. Within these walls you will find expos focused on youth, business, animals, clubs, health, environment, antiques, alpacas, a vibrant Cultural Village, community performances, emergency services, rides, ecperiences, opportunities, and all the gamut of possibilities in between. Things for children, parents, young people, older people, everyone who makes up the special community that is the Waikato.

This show has brought together people from all over the social, economic and cultural background of our region; literally hundreds of volunteers have put in tens of thousands of hours over the last year to bring you Waikato Show 2017: thank-you all for your attendance. Explore and enjoy the Show, ask your questions, try new things, thrill to old favourites, and don't forget to tell all your friends.

Once again, thank-you for attending, and we will see you at the Waikato Show 2018!

Home Expo

Discover thousands of exciting new ideas and products for renovating, building and decorating. Find out how to add real value to your home at this exciting Autumn HomeXPO. Visitors to the Autumn HomeXPO will have the chance to talk directly with designers, manufacturers and service providers, and to snap up one-off Autumn HomeXPO prices and bookings before winter sets in. They will discover thousands of exciting new ideas and products for renovating, building and decorating.

Homegrown Harvest

Homegrown Harvest celebrates food produced locally and at home. Come and enjoy the artisan food market, annual food competition, and the spade to spatula fiesta, which is an interactive experience including kitchen and garden demonstrations, advice and tips. This really is a unique attraction for all enthusiasts of food and gardening.

Te Papanui

Te Papanui – Earth Matters is an extravaganza of sustainable living and action in our community. Including local community groups, organisations and businesses, Te Papanui aims to inspire and enthuse people on their sustainable living journey.

Youth Expo

The Youth Expo returns to the Waikato Show, allowing young entrepreneurs to network, collaborate and display their new ideas.

Clubs & Creativity Showcase

The Clubs & Creativity Showcase offers a unique opportunity to explore the hugely diverse range of recreational activities, and service clubs available in the Waikato, all in one handy space, with real people to talk to, allowing you to form a valuable firsthand impression of the organisations you are interested in.

Wellbeing Show

This unique show enables our community to discover the amazing wealth of health and wellbeing products, services and organisations available in the region. To reflect a diverse and vibrant wellness community, a wide variety of exhibitors is attending, including:

  • Community health & wellbeing
  • Complementary and Holistic health
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Health professionals
  • Skincare and health products
  • And others, such as financial health services

The Wellbeing Waikato Show is located just after the popular and interactive Clubs & Creativities Showcase, to create a continuous attractive exhibition space in this hall.

Alpaca Colourbration

Around 200 alpaca will come under the judges scrutiny in a new competition for both the Waikato Show and the region’s alpaca breeders. The new competition is where classes are defined by age with a supreme awarded in each colour group. There will be many supremes on offer over six colours with exhibitors/competitors coming from Christchurch, Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Warkworth, Bay of Plenty, Levin, Taumaranui as well as local Waikato people.

Animal Expo

The Animal Expo will showcase a wide variety of pet-related stalls - breeders, manufacturers, importers, nutrition, grooming, day-care, entertainment and vets.

Cultural Village

The Cultural Village offers the unique opportunity to appreciate the numerous flavours and diverse cultures of the world. It will showcase authentic offerings from the 160 plus ethnic communities now settled in Waikato. We invite you to celebrate the multicultural diversity of our region by enjoying the food stalls, crafts stalls and live performances of traditional arts presented at the Cultural Village.

Safety Expo

Be Prepared, Be Safe, Be Waterwise. These are just some of the themes and interactive activities you will experience as you explore the exhibitors at The Safety Expo.

Skate Zone

Skate Zone is a great opportunity for young people to develop confidence within a safe environement.

Mahon's Amusements

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.