Helensville Show Programme
Here’s a list of attractions and activities that featured at the 2019 Helensville A&P Show, plus the show’s programme of events.
Information on what there will be to see and do at our 2020 show will be online soon.
Our next show is on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.
2019 Entertainment, Attractions and Activities
Many of our popular regular entertainers and attractions – and of course animals – returned for our 2019 show, along with a number of new ones. Expect something similar for 2020.
- Equestrian Section – Vets North Hack & Small Hack Section; Barfoot & Thompson Saddle Hunter & Show Riding Horse Section; Farmlands Helensville Hunter Section; Leading Rein & 1st Ridden Ponies; Helensville Drainage Pony Section; Platinum Homes Rodney Led Pony Section; Welsh Pony & Cob Section; Harcourts Tandem Realty West Miniature Horse Section; Sport Horse Section, Standardbred Horse Section; Pinto Horse Section; Gypsy Cob Section.
- Livestock Section (behind main building under the trees) – Stanley Phillips Fencing Sheep Section; UHY Haines Norton Dairy Goat Section; B J Wilson Builders Ltd Pet Lamb Section; Northern District RAS Young Handler Competition.
Please note: because of the M. Bovis epidemic, there were no cattle at the show this year.
- Plus – UHY Haines Norton Guess the Weight Competition; Dayle ITM Woodchopping; Butch Pet Foods Family Dogs; plus displays of spinning, butter making, and goats being milked.
Main Stage, Exhibit Hall and Around the Grounds
- World War II Battle re-enactment
- Doobie Brothers Tribute show
- Cowboy Challenge display
- Live music with The Groove Diggers
- Tractors & vintage machinery
- Junior Farmer competition
- Butter making demonstration
- Face Painting
- Spinning demonstration
- Clydesdale carriage and pony rides
- Garden Produce
- Craft & Needlework
- Painting Section
- Drawing, Printing & Sculpture
- Raines Homewares Horticultural Section
- Neville Brothers Ltd Baking
- Children’s Section
- Helensville & District Historical Society display
Hospitality Area (beside main hall and woodchopping area)
- Food and wine from around our region
- Covered seating area outside main hall
Woodchopping Area (to hillside and race track)
- Woodchopping with the North Harbour Axemen
The Cookie Bear Roadshow will include a wide variety of rides and attractions for children of all ages.
- Over 140 trade sites & market stalls
- Delicious and diverse food and drinks
- Community Groups area
- Dog agility
- Butch Pet Foods Family Dog competition
- Highland Dancing
- Old McDonalds Travelling Farmyard – pet and feed the animals
- Clydesdale cart rides
1/2 round barn
- River Valley Amateur Winemakers & Brewers Guild competition
- Poultry display
Eftpos cash out facilities available at the Show Office
The programme for our 2020 Helensville Show will be online early in the New Year.
8.30am Equestrian Section:
– Vets North Hack & Park Hack Section
– Barfoot & Thompson Saddle Hunter & Show Riding Horse section
– Helensville Drainage Pony Section
Carnival Area Opens
– Pinto Horse Section
– Harcourts Tandem Realty West Miniature Horse Section
Indoor Exhibit Hall opens
– MoreFM 88.9 School Calf Club followed by
– Fonterra Grass Roots Youth Dairy & Beef Section followed by
– Malcolm Hutchings Northern District RAS Young Handler Competition
– Stanley Phillips Fencing Sheep Section
– Dairy Goat Section
Butch Pet Foods Family Pet Dog Section – Entries open (Cowboy Challenge area)
UHY Haines Norton Guess the Weight Competition opens (closes 1.30pm)
Welsh Pony & Cob Section
Pet Lamb Section
North Harbour Axemens Club Woodchopping
Highland Dancing starts
Sheep Dog Trials
Auckland Vintage Engine Restorers’ display – trade area
Helensville Fire Brigade car cutting display – main stage area
Butch Pet Foods Family Pet Dog Section
OFFICIAL SHOW OPENING – Main Stage. Helensville MP Chris Penk.
Presentation of Royal Agricultural Society and Helensville A&P Association awards
Zumba Fitness Show – main stage
Lifestyle Mowing Machinery Pet Goat Section
Groove Diggers – main stage
World War II Re-enactment Society mock battle – hillside past carnival area
– Farmlands Helensville Hunter Section
– Leading Rein & 1st Ridden Ponies Section
– Platinum Homes Led Pony Section
– Sport Horse Section
– Gypsy Cob Section
Junior Farmer Competition practicals start – main stage area
1.30pm UHY Haines Norton Guess the Weight Competition closes
1.45pm Junior Farmer Speech Competition – main stage
2.00pm UHY Haines Norton Guess the Weight Competition – winner announced
2.45pm Doobie Brothers Tribute Show (The Groove Diggers) – main stage
3.15pm Indoor Exhibit Hall Closes
4.30pm Indoor Exhibit Hall – opens for collection of entries & prize money
Main stage closes.