Gore Showgrounds

The Gore A & P Showgrounds are located in Bury Steet, at the southern end of Gore. Considered one of the most picturesque showgrounds in the South Island, they cover just over 11ha in a park-like setting. The Gore A & P Association's annual show is held there on the first Saturday in February.

Organisations that make the showgrounds their home include

  • Southland Showjumping
  • Southland Dressage
  • Eastern Southland Riding for the Disabled
  • Gore Woodworkers' Club
  • Gore Anglers' Club
  • Gore Spinners and Weavers Club

The grounds consist of multiple playing fields, the Southern Equestrian Park Trust all weather arena, a ram selling pavilion, the multi-purpose Hokonui Pavilion, storage sheds, a softball diamond, main ring, grandstand, supporting buildings and sealed areas.

A wide range of events are held throughout the year, including

  • Rugby
  • Touch Rugby
  • Marching
  • Softball
  • Show jumping clinics with outside instructors
  • Smallbore rifle shooting
  • the Southern Shears shearing championship
  • Gore High School's annual fireworks display
  • the Pakeke Lions Club's annual book sale
  • a variety of horse breed shows

There are also facilities for motor homes to park. It costs $5 a night, with power paid for by arrangement with the caretaker. Showers are available on a casual basis at $2 per shower.

A joint management committee, made up of Council and Gore A & P representatives, looks after the showgrounds.

The caretaker is Bevin Roy, phone 027 644 9909.

For more information go to www.goreapshowgrounds.co.nz.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz