New Zealand Cup and Show Week 2010

2010 Dates

6 - 13 November, 2010

About the New Zealand Cup & Show Week

Christchurch will turn on its spring colours and the city will be on show when the country’s largest spring festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, kicks off from 6 to 13 November,2010. Whether you’re into racing, fashion or world class entertainment, or want to see rural lifestyles on show, there is a New Zealand Cup and Show Week experience to suit everyone.

Show us your lucky streak at one of the six major racing events including the prestigious New Zealand Cups for all three racing codes. It goes without saying that racing and fashion go hand in hand; primp and preen for the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup days at Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park Racecourse and show off your loudest hat or highest heels in one of the fashion in the field competitions or one of the fantastic hospitality areas such as Addington’s Lindauer Lawn.

The country’s top designers will be on show at Style Christchurch when the latest collections from the likes of Zambesi, Stitch Ministry, Annah Stretton and Aduki take flight in an aviation inspired theatre fashion show. Show us your style at the event or come along to pick up tips on the latest trends for Summer and Autumn 2011.

The Royal New Zealand Show attracts the week’s biggest crowds and continues to showcase the latest in agribusiness along with perennial favourites from woodchopping and Ballantynes Grand Parade to the so-cute City Farmyard and thrilling carnival rides. If you need retail therapy it will be on offer at the hundreds of trade exhibits, as will livestock galore, top Kiwi chefs, demonstrations, competitions, live music, and excellent food and wine.

The International Rodeo will provide the grand finale to the week when 32 of the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls battle it out in bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback bronc plus an exciting cowgirl barrel racing challenge. Show us your cowboy hat and come along to this wild west spectacular where every ride is a heart-stopping show.

When the dust settles and the sun goes down show us your dancing shoes as the city’s bars and restaurants come alive with festival crowds wining and dining to top music and entertainment.


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Various venues: Addington Raceway, Riccarton Park Racecourse, Royal New Zealand Show, International Rodeo, Style Christchurch, Southern Amp, Southern Trust New Zealand Cup, and the Christchurch Casino.


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