Home to one of New Zealand’s oldest grandstands and with Mt Ruapehu as a stunning backdrop, the historic town of Raetihi hosts the annual Waimarino Agricultural & Pastoral Show on the third weekend of February each year.
Waimarino A&P ShowRaetihi Show Grounds, 26 Parapara Road Raetihi | 17 Feb - 18 Feb 24
Located just off the beaten path, Waimarino A & P Show is worth the adventure to get there. Just bring yourself—we’ll handle the rest.
Our vision is to bring our community together, especially this year, to stop working so hard, reconnect with each other and have a laugh, a hug or both, and let our rural community know how much we appreciate all their hard work.
The event features The Waimarino World Championship Woodchop competition featuring local woodchopping legends, Jack and Shane Jordan, equestrian events and FREE rides all day. There is also a farmers market for you to stock up on some home made goodies, old fashioned family games and free competitions to enter on the day. We also have a young farmers competition on the day, a massive lolly scramble, LIVE music on the main stage showcasing our local talent. So come down and join us as we celebrate rural New Zealand!