The Sika Show is New Zealand’s & Australasia’s largest Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show plus annual Hunting Competition that has been running for some 29 years, with this year being the 30th Anniversary of the Event!
Originating in Taupo in 1993 at the Spa Hotel. it has since grown exponentially over the years and is now held at Mystery Creek in Hamilton to accommodate the large capacity it requires.
Last year saw more than 165 Exhibitors and just under 10,000 attendee’s, with this coming years event set to be much bigger again with extended floor space and the extremely positive feedback from the last event spreading like wild fire, says a post on the Sika Show website.
The show is also big supporters of the Sika Foundation.
The foundation has more than 6000 hours of volunteer time annually from passionate hunters with a conservation based mindset going towards various conservation projects, management hunting, hut and track maintenance throughout the Kaimanawa Forest Park and trap servicing in the Oamaru, Kaipo, Cascade and Hinemaiaia River catchments with 45km's of trap line currently in place to protect Whio - Blue Duck and their breeding habitat.
More than 4500kgs of pure organic hunter donated venison mince supplied to food banks in Turangi, Taupo, Te Kuiti and Te Awamutu to date.
People wanting to attend the show will be able to take advantage of the free parking within close proximity to the event, with a separate mobility parking area right next to the entry door.
The Sika Show is on October 28 and 29, and is open Saturday, October 28, from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, October 29, 9am to 4pm at the Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton.