Helensville A&P Show Programme

Helensville Show Programme 2020

Here’s a list of attractions and activities you can enjoy at the 2020 Helensville A&P Show, plus the show’s programme of events.

Our next show is on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.

2020 Programme Timetable

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

2020 Entertainment, Attractions and Activities

Many of our popular regular entertainers and attractions – and of course animals – are returning for our 2020 show, along with some great new ones.


  • Equestrian Section – Vets North Hack & Small Hack (HoY Qualifier); Barfoot & Thompson Saddle Hunter & Show Riding Horse (HoY Qualifier); Farmlands Helensville Hunter (HoY Qualifier); Lead Rein & 1st Ridden Ponies; Burmester Realty Pony (HoY Qualifier); Led Pony; Welsh Pony & Cob; Harcourts the Difference Miniature Horse; Sport Horse, Standardbred Horse (HoY Qualifier); Pinto Horse (HoY Qualifier); Gypsy Cob.
  • Livestock Section (behind main building under the trees) – Vets North Dairy Cattle & All Breeds Dairy; Carrfields Livestock Ltd Beef Cattle & All Breed Beef; Sheep; Dairy Goat; School Calf Club; Youth Dairy & Beef; Butch Pet Foods Pet Lamb; Northern District RAS Young Parader Competition.
    Please note: because of the M. Bovis epidemic, there were no cattle at the show this year.
  • Plus – PhysioFlex Guess the Weight Competition; Dayle ITM Woodchopping; Royal Canin Family Pet Dogs.

Main Stage, Exhibit Hall and Around the Grounds

  • ‘Sue & Bruce’s Family Feast’ show – learn where your food comes from
  • Live music with The Groove Diggers
  • Clown
  • Tractors & farm machineryClydesdale carriage rides
  • Junior Farmer competition
  • Butter making demonstration
  • Face Painting
  • Spinning demonstration
  • Clydesdale carriage and pony rides
  • Photography
  • Garden Produce
  • Craft & Needlework
  • Paintings
  • Drawing, Printing & Sculpture
  • Preserves
  • Horticulture
  • Baking
  • Children’s Competitions
  • Helensville & District Historical Society display

Hospitality Area (beside main hall and woodchopping area)

  • Food trucks
  • Food and wine from around our region
  • NZ Champion Brewery Liberty Brewery
  • Covered seating area outside main hall

Woodchopping Area (to hillside and race track)

  • Woodchopping with the North Harbour Axemen

Carnival Area

Our sideshow area alongside the main racetrack will include a wide variety of rides and attractions for children of all ages, including: Large Rainbow Slide; Wipeout Balls; Boot Camp Obstacle Course; Pirate Ship; Cliff Jump; Kombi Rides; Laughing Clowns; Disney Tea Cup Ride, and Air Ball.

Trade Area

  • Approx 125 trade sites & market stallsHelensville Show sideshows
  • Delicious and diverse food and drinks
  • Community Groups area
  • Royal Canin Family Pet Dog competition
  • Highland Dancing
  • 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

2020 Programme

  Please note: this programme for our 2020 Helensville Show is subject to change, and will be continually updated up to show day.

 Click here for a printable programme

8.30am Equestrian Section:
– Vets North Hack & Park Hack Section
– Barfoot & Thompson Saddle Hunter & Show Riding Horse section
– Burmester Realty Pony SectionIndoor exhibits include photography and art

Carnival Area Opens

Equestrian Section:
– Pinto Horse Section
– Harcourts the Difference Miniature Horse Section

Indoor Exhibit Hall opens

Livestock Section:
– School Calf Club followed by
– Youth Dairy & Beef Section followed by
– Northern District RAS Young Handler Competition

Livestock Section:
– Sheep Section
– Dairy Goat Section

Royal Canin Family Pet Dog Section – Entries open

Kaipara College Kapa Haka performance – Main Stage

Main Stage. Helensville MP Chris Penk.
Presentation of Royal Agricultural Society and Helensville A&P Association awards
Welsh Pony & CobMiniature horses are always popular
Pet Lambs
North Harbour Axemens Club Woodchopping
Highland Dancing starts
PhysioFlex Guess the Weight Competition opens (closes 2pm)

Royal Canin Family Pet Dog

‘Sue & Bruce’s Family Feast’ food show – main stage

Sack Races – Main Stage area

Winners of trade site competition announced – Main Stage

Groove Diggers – Main Stage

‘Sue & Bruce’s Family Feast’ food show – Main Stage

Equestrian Section:Farmer's Hack competition
– Farmlands Helensville Hunter
– Leading Rein & 1st Ridden Ponies
– Led Pony
– Sport Horse
– Gypsy Cob

Junior Farmer Competition practicals start – Main Stage area

Junior Farmer Speech Competition – main stage

PhysioFlex Guess the Weight Competition closes

PhysioFlex Guess the Weight Competition winner announced

The Groove Diggers – Main Stage

Kaipara College RockQuest band – Main Stage

Indoor Exhibit Hall Closes

The Groove Diggers Doobie Brothers Tribute show – Main Stage

Indoor Exhibit Hall – opens for collection of entries & prize money
Main stage closes.

Click here for a printable programme