With a massive line-up of entertainment, circus acts, rides and exhibits, plus an A&P Show that has been running for more than 160 years, the Royal Easter Show has a special place in the hearts and minds of many New Zealanders.
This year is no exception, with free entry to the public, the return of the big rides from Mahons Amusements, three huge pavilions of prize winning livestock and five full days of amazing entertainment!
Visitors can literally go from feeding the lambs, to screaming their lungs out on a huge ride, to dancing along to a fantastic musical performance, all in less than an hour!
An essential feature of the Royal Easter Show, the celebrated Zirka Circus returns with eight shows a day that will have the audience of the edge of their seats. Their death defying feats of skills and strength have to been seen to be believed.
But even stronger, the New Zealand Strongman competition is always a crowd favourite as competitors win over the crowd with their amazing efforts.
Bigger and better this year is the popular marketplace, with products to buy and demonstrations to watch. And New Zealand’s largest art competition is something to see and admire with artworks of every type and genre.
Mahons amusements brings the big rides to the streets easter show and this year the turbo boost, scream machine, gravitron and other favourites return to get the adrenalin pumping for the big kids, while at the other end of the scale, the Cookie-Bear rides bring smiles to the faces of the little kids and their parents.
The 2016 Royal Easter Show will have its very own ice skating rink! Jump into the magical winter wonderland and show off your moves – fun for the whole family.
A variety of free entertainment for the whole family can be enjoyed on the main stage. From watching Dorothy find the Wizard of Oz to being mind blown by the FMX riders with many other exciting acts in between!
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Put your skills to the test at the Zombie Survival Challenge – the Zombie Urban Escape! A family friendly experience during the day however once night falls it is survival of the fittest – and the bravest!
And back where it all began all those years ago, the A&P Show is a favourite and has to be seen to be believed, with a grandstand for the sheep shearing, prize winning bulls the size of small cars and interactive exhibits of all kinds for young and old.
Fireworks displays close the event each night, lighting up the sky above the ASB Showgrounds and for kilometres around.
The Royal Easter Show – Proudly Supported by Streets is New Zealand’s largest and most loved family show, an annual must-see for young and old and the young at heart.