A&P Show Back in Full Swing

Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition, and last year’s event being closed to the public due to Covid restrictions, the Marlborough A&P Show was back in full swing for the first time in three years.

All the usual attractions you might expect to see at an A&P Show were also back on Saturday and Sunday, from ponies to prize-winning chickens.

Kids enjoyed the “Future Farmer” relay, organised by Harcourts and More FM, which involved jumping over a hay bale, sack racing, hitting a wooden rabbit with a ball, and finally tossing a gumboot.

Marlborough A&P committee president William Harris said he was pleased with the turnout, given that entry fees had been changed this year to encourage attendance, including free entry for kids aged 12 and under.

“It's all over the news that families can't afford things, and people need a bit of fun,” he said.