Information for South Island Agricultural Field Days Visitors

March 27-29 2019, Kirwee

Farming began 23,000 years ago during the Stone-Age and it now sustains a world population of over six and a half billion people. The SIAFD exhibitors showcase the latest technology, equipment, machinery and ideas so Ag-technology can continue to sustain the world’s growing population while working efficiently with the latest farming advances.

The event attracts between 20,000 and 25,000 visitors over the course of three days.

Entry price for SIAFD 2019 is $20 including programme and free parking. School-age children are free.

Information will be added to this page in the run-up to South Island Agricultural Field Days 2019...

Entry price for SIAFD 2019 is $20 including programme and free parking. School-age children are free.
Useful information for Visitors:

2019 Site Map - Full site

2019 Site Map - Covered sites

2019 Site Map - Lifestyle Section

2019 Exhibitor List

Opening Times for SIAFD 2019

SIAFD 2019 will be open to the public from 8.00am until 5.00pm, from Wednesday 27th March to Friday 29th March 2019.

Local Services / Accommodation


There is no camping at the SIAFD site, however less than 5 minutes down the road the Courtenay A&P Showgrounds in Kirwee are offering camping.

Charges: $10 per night for power, or $5 per night non-power sites.

If you would like to book please contact

Offer of Homestay Accommodation

Would you like to stay with a local Malvern family during your visit to the March 2019 South Island Agricultural Field days?

Malvern Anglican Parish is organising bed and breakfast homestays for exhibitors and visitors to the field days. While this project is a fundraising activity for the parish, it is also an opportunity for visitors to meet local people in their homes. In 2015 and 2017 the exhibitors who stayed in homestays found they avoided the traffic between Christchurch and the Field Days site at Kirwee.

For details, costs and an application form you can: You can look forward to a warm welcome.

Offer of Double Room with Ensuite

Double room ensuite available located on Ridgens Road, just off Charing Cross - only 10 mins from the Field Days. Please ring Chris on 022 140 3305.

SIAFD Volunteers

If you or your organisation is interested in volunteering your services for SIAFD 2019 then please use our Volunteer Contact Form.

Friends of SIAFD

The following companies and organisations are proud to be associated with the South Island Agricultural Field Days

The SIAFD is a story of success. It has been the result of hard work by young farmers since 1951. About 175 members have served on the organising committee and several hundred others have worked during the field days providing the hands on approach needed to prepare for and run successful events.
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