Helensville A&P Show Programme

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.

  Click here to view images from the most recent Helensville A&P Show

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
  • Clowns
  • Tractors & vintage machineryClydesdale carriage rides
  • Junior Farmer competition
  • Butter making demonstration
  • Face Painting
  • Spinning demonstration
  • Clydesdale carriage and pony rides
  • Photography
  • Garden Produce
  • Craft & Needlework
  • Painting Section
  • Drawing, Printing & Sculpture
  • Preserves
  • 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

Carnival Area

The Cookie Bear Roadshow will include a wide variety of rides and attractions for children of all ages.

Trade Area

  • Over 140 trade sites & market stallsHelensville Show sideshows
  • 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

2019 Programme

  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 SectionIndoor exhibits include photography and art
Carnival Area Opens

Equestrian Section:
– Pinto Horse Section
– Harcourts Tandem Realty West Miniature Horse Section

Indoor Exhibit Hall opens

Livestock Section:
– 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

Livestock Section:
– 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 SectionMiniature horses are always popular
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

Equestrian Section:Farmer's Hack competition
– 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.