The Waikato Show is a celebration of our community, our environment and all our successes.
Let’s come together to learn, to experience new things and, above all, to have fun.
The overall Waikato Show is co-ordinated by the Waikato Winter Show Association and Showing Waikato Ltd.


The first show was held in 1908 and has continued to be run by the Waikato Winter Show Association. The event was initially formed by the businessmen of Hamilton City in order to connect the Agricultural Community with the city folk.

It had a strong educational focus and was considered a celebration of the various skills of the Waikato people. The Waikato Winter Show also served to showcase the products hewn from the animals and land of the Waikato Region.

Butter, Cheese, Vegetables, Sewing, Knitting, and Preserves all played an important part in the exhibits. There was an entertainment act, which at times included tightrope walkers, circus, carnivals and more.


President- Tony Dixon
Treasurer- James O’Brien
Executive- Jenny Haultain, Jim Keyte, Ravinder Powar, Graeme Allen and Todd Harper
Patron- Cr. Paula Southgate


We have a variety of benefits for our WWSA members that come from other organisations that we partner with, including the Waikato A&P Association, Waikato Home and Garden Show, Mahon’s Amusements Ltd and more. If you would like to become a member, please download the membership application form below and return it to us at [email protected] 

Download the WWSA Annual Report 2019/20

Membership Form