A and P season starts

The agricultural and pastoral show season begins today with shows at Tapanui and Waimate.

West Otago A and P secretary Gay Stringer said the West Otago show would provide entertainment for the whole family, such as the Young Farmers "agri-kids" competition.

This year's show will include more than 80 market stalls, up on last year's 55.

Crowds will have a choice of entertainment, including Highland dancing and wood-chopping demonstrations.

The A and P show will be held at the Tapanui showgrounds and racing complex.

Dates for A and P Shows this summer:

• Today: West Otago, Tapanui
• Today: Waimate, Waimate
• November 27: South Otago, Balclutha
• December 4: Otago Peninsula, Portobello
• December 4: Wyndham, Wyndham
• December 11: Tokomairiro, Milton

• January 11: Winton, Winton
• January 15: Lake County, Lake Hayes
• January 21-23: Taieri, Mosgiel
• February 5: Gore, Gore
• February 5: Waihemo, Palmerston
• February 12: Central Otago, Omakau
• February 12: Waiau, Tuatapere
• February 16: Maniototo, Ranfurly
• February 19: Mt Benger, Roxburgh
• February 25-26: North Otago, Oamaru
• March 5-6: Southland, Invercargill
• March 11-12: Upper Clutha, Wanaka
• March 19-20: Strath Taieri, Middlemarch

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