New Zealand Cup and Show Week in Christchurch is the biggest and most exciting spring festival in the country.
The 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 2021 dates are yet to be confirmed.
Cup & Show Week celebrates all things racing, fashion and entertainment, with a party atmosphere well worth taking a few days off work for.
Racing is a major focus of Cup and Show Week featuring on almost every day of the festival. From gallops, trotting and greyhound racing, highlights include the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, the Christchurch Casino NZ Cup and gavelhouse.com 1000 Guineas Day.
The Canterbury Agricultural & Pastoral (A&P) Show has been a Canterbury institution since 1863. Running for 3 days at the Canterbury Agricultural Park, around 3000 animals will compete in more than 1700 classes for best in show titles. Farmyard fun, live entertainment, delicious food vendors, stomach-turning carnival rides and a raft of stall holders all add to the festivities. So pack-up the family and make a day of it!
This is a week when fashion dictates. When months of planning are brought to a haute couture climax in a blaze of colour, style and outlandish hats all vying for the title of best dressed.
For more information please visit the NZ Cup & Show Week website.
Experience the fun, excitement and glamour for yourself...
Celebrate in style, book your central Christchurch accommodation now for 2021's NZ Cup & Show Week