13 Nov 2013

A and P organiser expects record numbers on first day

4:15 pm on 13 November 2013

The organiser of the Canterbury A and P show says he thinks they are on their way to record crowd numbers for the 2013 show.

The show is in its 151st year and runs from Wednesday until Friday - Canterbury Anniversary Day.

Event organiser Geoff Bone says it started well, with great weather and large crowds.

He expects a head count on Wednesday night will show record numbers attending the first day.

The event is the largest A and P Show in New Zealand, often attracting up to 100,000 people over the three days, and close to 6000 livestock and feature competition entries.