Franklin A & P Show 2019





The Waiuku Axemen's Club will be holding their major competition during the show.  This is an amazing sport that goes back to the 1870's and was the original 'extreme sport'.  Come along and watch these guys go chop and saw their way through wood to speeds that seem to defy logic!





Check out the list of food vendors who have confirmed for the 2019 Counties Power Pukekohe Show.  Hopefully we can tempt your tastebuds with the amazing selection:

  • Bobby’s Bacon Butties & Seafood
  • Candyfloss
  • Coffee 2 Go Kart
  • Dee Dees Gluten Free Kitchen
  • Hey Presto Catering
  • Jesters Pies Pukekohe
  • Lil’ Orbits
  • Luv-N-Ya Food
  • Mediterranean Bites
  • Mobile Catering Ltd
  • Mobile Hospitality
  • Real Fruit Ice Cream
  • Spin Spuds
  • Super Kool Ice Cream
  • DD’s Gelato
  • Titbits Popcorn
  • Tropical Sunrise
  • Zip Coffee



We have had a great response to Trade Sites this year, with some fantastic artisan stores coming along, we well as a great number of clubs, organisations and groups promoting their services.  Come along and check them out:


Message from President: March 2018

Welcome from the President

We invite you to be part of the Counties Power 2019 Pukekohe Show – managed by the Franklin A & P Society.

We pride ourselves as one of the older Shows in the country, with our first show held in 1886. 

As well as running full competition Schedules for Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Equestrian & Alpaca, we have a thriving Home Industry section

Woodchopping and shearing events feature across the weekend.

The Show’s primary focus is on farming, with large and small block holders participating and we also welcome the City to the Country.   

While we value the tradition of our 133 year history, we believe in moving with the times. 

There will be a large Food Court in the Arena area with options to suit everyone.  A large Marquee will be placed in the Food Court to encourage families to sit together to enjoy their Meals, whilst watching the Entertainment.

The Pukekohe Show is open to the Public on Saturday and Sunday.

Come along and have a great ‘Family Day’ out!




Exhibitions and Trade 

A range of indoor and outdoor exhibitors always attend this show, showcasing a variety of products and services that compliment our urban/rural mix.


Yes, we will have ‘cash out’ facilities in the Main Office, with a charge of $2.00 per transaction.

Livestock Competitions

We have a full schedule of competitions which cater for hundreds of competitors taking part in all areas including:

Dairy Cattle

Beef Cattle Sheep


Horses Goats

Home Industry


Other competitions

Wood Chopping



Counties Strongest Man



Dennis Marsh & Brendan Duggan

All new Children’s Amusement Rides – FUNCO Promotions


Rock-Up – Rock Climbing Wall

Dancing Diggers

Sheep Racing

3 Legged Sack Race


Egg & Spoon Race

Quick Fire Raffles


Scooby Doo Bouncy Castle



Update November 2018

At the A & P Show in 2019, we are having the Cheer Leading Squad - "Cheer Dynamix 2 Cool" throughout the weekend doing a Display and also fund raising for their trip to Dallas USA.

These talented kids are travelling to Dallas at the end of February 2019 to compete in one of the largest competitions in the world, NCA.

As a Fund Raiser, the parents and trainers of this Squad are running a Café out of Rose Cottage during the A & P Show. 

They will be selling Tea, Coffee, Scones, Cakes and other Morning & Afternoon Tea delights. 

All proceeds to go towards the Squad going to Dallas to represent New Zealand.

This is a great cause and we at the Franklin A & P Society are getting behind them to assist them in this venture.

Update July 2018

The Home Industry Schedule has been finalised, and ready to viewing.  To open this, please click on the cover image below, however please note that this is quite large, so could take a while to open.    We have also created a Tips and Hints document for you to peruse that will help you with your entries and give you an idea of what the Judges are looking for.


If you would like to receive a Home Industry Schedule, and are not already on our database, please email the office at