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Tōmoana Showgrounds

Welcome to Tōmoana Showgrounds, a multi-use event venue located just a five-minute drive from Hastings city centre. The venue offers an extensive green site offering multiple zones that can be utilised individually or as a collective and scaled to suit any event, along with the Exhibition Hall, a large indoor building that can host seated dinners, banquets, exhibitions & conferences, smaller live performances and physical activities.

An iconic venue, Tōmoana Showgrounds hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, and its picturesque Waikoko Gardens is home to the renowned Hawke’s Bay Farmers' Market where every Sunday thousands of people flock to enjoy a taste of Hawke’s Bay.

This venue is perfectly suited for:

  • Concerts
  • Markets
  • Weddings
  • Sports Events (cross-fit)
  • Light Shows
  • Equestrian events
  • Agricultural events

Services available

  • Marketing support
  • Ticketing through Eventfinda
  • Catering - connecting you with a range of options from food trucks to gourmet catering and beverage suppliers
  • Technical - connecting you with local suppliers that can assist from simple hireage to full service support

Contact us

For more information about Tōmoana Showgrounds, please contact Event & Venue Coordinator Monique Sutherland:
06 871 5000


Event types include:

  • Concerts
  • Markets
  • Weddings
  • Sports Events (cross-fit)
  • Light Shows
  • Equestrian events
  • Agricultural events

Tōmoana Showgrounds is owned and operated by the Hastings District Council. We proudly partner with Hawke’s Bay A&P Society, and other major event producers to create an annual calendar of events to bring vibrancy to the Hastings District and beyond.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you so please get in touch to find out all the ways we can help facilitate your event.

Find out what events are coming up at Tōmoana Showgrounds here.

Major events held at Tōmoana Showgrounds include:

  • Land Rover Horse of the Year (full site, approx. 30,000 people)
  • Six60 concert (full site, approx. 30,000 people)
  • L.A.B concert (Waikoko Gardens, approx. 10,000 people)
  • Hawke’s Bay A&P Show (full site, approx.15,000 people)
  • Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards (Exhibition Hall, approx. 500 people)
  • Fiesta of Lights
  • Nest Fest (Waikoko Gardens, approx. 5,000 people)

Booking and enquiries

If you would like to make a general enquiry or find out more about running an event at Tōmoana Showgrounds please complete the form below.

If you are ready to make a booking please click here

For urgent queries please call call our events team on 06 871 5000. If you could like more general information about running an event in the Hastings District please visit this page of the Hastings District Council website.

Event enquiries form

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