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Events and Exhibition Centre

Just minutes from Auckland’s CBD, surrounded by the beautiful Cornwall Park in Greenlane the Auckland Showgrounds have been hosting events for over 160 years. With over 18,000m² of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, we can transform our venues to meet any requirement. This flexibility combined with our impressive facilities make the Auckland Showgrounds the leading exhibition and events venue in New Zealand.

Upcoming events

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Armageddon Expo Winter

10-12 June 2022

Fri 6pm to 9pm, Sat 9am to 9pm, Sun 9am to 5pm


The family funfest not to be missed, Armageddon Expo brings all forms of entertainment, amusements, and gaming together into a two-and-a-half-day extravaganza!

Tickets will be on sale 9am Tuesday 10th May from www.iticket.co.nz 

Check out the main hall for exhibitors showcasing the best in collectibles, pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy merch. Play the latest games, experience virtual reality, compete in the Red Bull racing simulator zone, R16 gaming area, arcade alley, Oppo league of Legends mobile gaming, Just Dance disco floor and massive PC and console gaming areas!

We’ll have mini-golf, nerf and airsoft shooting areas, archery, amusements, board gaming and trading card tournaments - PLUS climb inside full-sized spaceships including a racing pod, the Steampunk Voyager and DiscoVery Spaceship in the Neon streaming area.

Meet international animation stars from RWBY, Sonic the Hedgehog, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia as well as from The Flash and Supernatural, PLUS the cast of the YouTube sensation Viva La Dirt League!

Stars from Futurama, Pokémon, Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings, Daredevil, True Blood, Batwoman, Discovery of Witches and more will also appear virtually!

Cosplay (costume play) will be a huge presence within the event, with attendees in amazing outfits from the latest films, movies, anime and games. Make sure you look for the full size Transformers Bumblebee stalking the event.

All this and the biggest esports event in NZ history – the Wintergeddon Esports Open! There’s $20,000 in prizes, international gaming hosts, over 100 gaming setups including Xbox X consoles, all playing Halo Infinite in duels to the death (virtually). Proudly supported by Logitech, Red Bull, Auckland Unlimited and ZM, this will be the gaming event of the Winter that any true gamer will want to be a part of.

Entry to the esports tournament is separate from expo entry.


GABS Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Saturday 25 June 2022

Session 1 11.30am – 4.30pm, Session 2 6.30pm – 11.30pm


After a challenging few months, what better way to celebrate June than the return of one of New Zealand’s best craft beer celebrations, the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular (GABS).


Globally recognised as one of the world’s leading beer experiences, GABS brings together the best breweries from New Zealand and Australia for a whirlwind celebration of craft beer with over 40 brewery stands, including some of the big names from across the country like Garage Project, Parrotdog, Behemoth, Deep Creek, Liberty, Fortune Flavours, Urbanaut, Searchlight and so many more.


Alongside the big names from NZ, 30 of Australia’s and’s most trending breweries will pour GABS Festival Beer from the 240 tap Festival Container bar, including names like Mountain Culture, One Drop, Little Creatures, Mountain Goat, Bentspoke and Capital.


The cornerstone attraction is the new beers brewed exclusively for the festival and is year’s line-up promises to be a true delight to the senses. Tasting paddles will be the new buffet – there will be up to 50 Festival Brews inspired by breakfast treats, savoury snacks, fruity goodness, delicious desserts, classic cocktails and more.  From craft beginners to the sophisticated palate, there’s something on the menu for everyone. Think peanut butter, coffee and earl grey tea or chicken salt, pizza or gravy. Fairy floss, bubblegum and sour gummi bears!


While beer is the star of the show, there is something for everyone with wines, seltzers, gin and cocktails on offer too.


GABS is well known for being a great day out with friends, with average age of attendees in the 24-55 range. It is a spectacular event, complete with circus and sideshow performers, Silent Disco, panel discussions with industry leaders, food pairing, fun games and their incredibly popular roaming bands. It is also a great opportunity to meet the brewers in person on their stands. 


To ensure you are well fed, some of the best local street food will also be serving up tasty treats at each event.


More info and tickets at www.gabsfestival.com

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