With a massive line-up of entertainment, circus acts, rides and exhibits, plus an A&P Show that has been running for more than 160 years, the Coca-Cola Easter Show has a special place in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders.
And this year is no exception, with free entry to the public, the return of the big rides from Mahon’s Amusements, four huge halls of prize winning livestock and five full days of cultural entertainment that spans the globe.
Visitors can literally go from feeding the lambs and watching sheep shearing, to screaming their lungs out on a huge ride, to dancing along to a fantastic musical performance, all in less than an hour!
An essential feature of the Coca-Cola Easter Show, the celebrated Zirka Circus returns with 5 shows a day that will have the audience of the edge of their seats. Their death defying feats of skills and strength have to been seen to be believed.
But even stronger, the New Zealand Strongman competition is always a crowd favourite as competitors win over the crowd with their amazing efforts.
Back this year is the popular marketplace, with products to buy and demonstrations to watch. And New Zealand’s largest art competition is something to see and admire with artworks of every type and genre.
Mahons Amusements brings the big rides to the Coca-Cola Easter Show and this year the Turbo Boost, Scream Machine, Gravitron and other favourites return to get the adrenalin pumping for the big kids, while at the other end of the scale, the Cookie-Bear rides bring smiles to the faces of the little kids and their parents.
Fireworks displays close the event each night, including Easter Monday are another great attraction, lighting up the sky above the showgrounds and for kilometres around.
The Auckland Coca-Cola Easter Show is New Zealand's largest and most loved family show, an annual must-see for young and old and the young at heart.