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About & Membership

The Management Committee of Gore A&P invite you to become a member of their Association. Membership is $35 (incl gst) per annum, and entitles you to two free show tickets, a free ticket to all A&P Shows in the Southern District, as well as reduced entry fees for our annual competitions. Please contact the Administration Secretary if you are interested and would like more information.

Gore A&P Committee 2021-2022

L-R Back Row:

Bevin Roy (Caretaker), Carol Dawson, Jane Forbes, Ray Dickie, Tom Falconer (Life Member), Jock Cummings, Hamish MacKay, Bruce Eade (Jnr VP), Peter Christie, Trevor McCall (Life Member).

L-R Front Row:

Heather Fowler, Pamela Gilder, Robyn Clarke, Robyn Hicks, Ngaire Evans (President), Joanne Hall (Admin Sec), Helen Wilson, Joy Creighton (Treasurer), Rob Hall.

Absent: Becs Paterson (Show Sec), Martin Powley (Vice Pres), Russell Powley (Life Member).

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Our History

Currently in its 140th year, the Gore A&P Association began in 1882 with the first Show held in December of that year, on Thomas Green’s land in southern Gore.Entries totalled 268, comprising of 81 horses, 38 cattle, 21 sheep and 128 dairy produce exhibits. Approximately 1500 people attended.

At the 1883 annual meeting, members discussed buying land to give the Association a permanent home. However, it was not until 1891 that the present site was purchased and the first Show on the new grounds was held in 1892.

The Show held in 1899 was a two day show and proved to be a great success, attracting more than 5000 people.

The Grandstand was built in 1906 for 770 and seated 650 people.