The hat shops are about to get hectic, restaurants and bars are brimming with stylish crowds, and colourful fashions, along with the Garden City’s flowers, are popping up everywhere - it must be New Zealand Cup and Show Week.
This uniquely Canterbury occasion draws people from all over the country and beyond to experience premier racing, fashion, food and entertainment. In an action-packed week you can don fabulous fashions, get a taste of rural life, local produce and wine, have a flutter at the horses or greyhounds, dance to live music or see a the country’s only indoor rodeo – to name only a few.
This year’s New Zealand Cup and Show Week promises to be the biggest and best yet.
New Zealand Cup and Show Week is a unique time in Christchurch when racing, fashion, food and entertainment converge to create a festival atmosphere that is high action, high energy and high stakes.
At the very heart of the festival is New Zealand Cup week, which includes the New Zealand Galloping and Trotting Cups, Ladies Day, Guineas Day and Show Day race meetings where Addington and Riccarton Racecourses celebrate the finest New Zealand has to offer both on and off the track.
No international racing event is complete without a focus on fashion. During New Zealand Cup and Show Week you can join New Zealand's top designers and the “next big things” at Style Christchurch or see fabulous fashions on the field.
The nationally renowned Royal New Zealand Show brings country to town to stage a magnificent event showcasing trade displays, carnival rides, wine competitions, food and cooking demonstrations.
Music and entertainment is a big feature in Christchurch for New Zealand Cup and Show Week with Southern Amp , great acts around town and The International Rodeo.
For those who don't want their days cut short head into the heart of Christchurch for the city's best music and dance entertainment and delicious local cuisine.
If your idea of adventure holiday includes friends, fashion, food, wine, racing, music and a taste of country living, the only question left is…can you keep up with the pace?
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