Ashburton Fanciers Society (Inc)

The Ashburton Fanciers Society held its first show in 1892, so you can see we have been in existence for well over 100 years.

We have held shows every year, catering for all types of poultry, bantams, ducks, cage birds, cats, rabbits and cavies, to encourage competition.

We are in existence to promote the keeping, showing and breeding of all purebred, rare and endangered breeds and varieties of poultry.

Our Show is held in Mid-June each year and attracts over 1000 entries which is one of the biggest exhibitions of this kind in New Zealand.

We also hold our Annual Auctions (Spring - Mid October and Autumn - Mid April) to make available, fanciers extra birds to be purchased by other interested people. This event helps fanciers and the general public to be able to buy birds to enjoy. The Auction usually attracts up to 300 lots totalling approximately 1000 birds.

Our members are happy to help and offer advice on poultry to new and upcoming poultry keepers whether they are showers or lifestyler's wishing to enjoy a few chooks

Important dates in our 2017/2018 Calendar

AGM - Tuesday 12th September
Spring Auction - Sunday 15th October
Ashburton A&P Show - 27th & 28th October
Christmas Function - December (TBA)
Autumn Auction - Mid April (TBA)
Annual Show - Mid June (TBA)

We have meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except January, June,& December. These are held in the Sports Hall , Tancred Street, Ashburton. December is our Christmas get together and is held at a members' home.

Anyone interested in joining the Ashburton Fanciers Society please contact one of the Office bearers that are Listed

Office Bearers for 2016-2017


John Taylor
Ph. 03 696 3744

Senior Vice President

Gavin Greenwood
Ph. 03 318 8432

Junior Vice President



Brian Glassey
519 Longbeach Road,
No. 4 R.D.
Ashburton 7774
Ph. 03 302 6909

Show Secretary

Helen Callaghan
Ph.03 302 8170

Ashburton Fanciers Society