This year the 125th Mackenzie Highland A&P Show will host a Royal Event in the Sheep section. Royal Events were introduced by the National A&P Association (the RAS) in 2001. A Royal Event allows A&P Associations to promote and feature a specific section at their Show. The RAS Supreme Champion Medal and red, white and blue ribbon is awarded to Supreme Champions in these sections. RAS Champion Medals and ribbons are also awarded. This is quite an honour and will draw large entries from throughout the country.
There will plenty to see at the Show. The Timetable and Programme are currently being developed and will be available online from our website www.mackenzieshow.co.nz a fortnight before the Show.
Here are some of the things you can see, do and experience at the Show
Royal Event in the Sheep Section
The ‘Wonky Donkey’ Man sponsored by Fairlie Early Learners
Bedford Entertainment & Talent Show
As well as….
Pedalmania, Archery, The Mackenzie Shears, a live Sheep Auction, Wood Chopping, Sheep Dog Trials, Vintage Machinery, Mackenzie Highland Pipe Band, Country Kids Agri-sports, Pet Tent, Fairlie Four Square Lolly Scramble, Grand Parade, Carnival Rides, shopping (over 160 businesses), food/drink (over 20 options), animals and much, much more…..
In addition to the Show events, there will be plenty of exhibits to enjoy. Please consider entering as exhibits are an important part of the Show…with over 1000 classes, I’m pretty sure there is at least one class for everyone! Maybe one of these areas will catch your eye: home and farm produce, wine and home brew, cooking, flowers, patchwork, needlework, art, crafts (card making, scrapbooking, jewellery, sculpture, carving, pottery), photography, dog trials, highland dancing, piping and solo drumming, alpacas, wearable arts, equestrian (from miniatures to Clydesdales and exciting hunter jumping), sheep, wool, goats or poultry (chickens, ducks and pigeons).
The Show Committee would like to extend an open invitation for Show helpers. This doesn’t mean you have to ‘join’ the Committee (though you are more than welcome to) but with an ageing Committee, we can definitely use always use more helpers for setting up, taking down and on the day. Please, please consider putting your hand up and contacting me.