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Friday was the final day for general and equestrian entries and, as usual, the showgrounds was a hive of activity as people dropped in to sign up for the November 1 and 2 event.
The showjumping event entries close on October 17.
Todd, has been brewing for the past three years, and was reasonably confident of a win with at least one of his drops. He has entered his ale, lager and stout home-brewed beers in the Home Industries Pavilion competitions.
He has won a title at the show in the past and was keen to win again.
He says having the accolade was not only a great talking point to have in his home bar but it gave him bragging rights over his mates.
A&P Show secretary Lucille Brown said, as of mid-Friday afternoon, entry numbers were down, especially from entries in the Highland Dancing due to another event being scheduled for the same day, but she expected some last minute online entries to come through from other quarters.
This year will be the Ashburton A&P Show's 142nd annual event and its theme is Seeds of Mid Canterbury.