The Country Living Expo is the "how to" expo for all lifestyle block owners (a small block is one from 60 hectares down to 0.4 ha).
Besides trade sites with equipment especially for lifestylers there is a series of "how to" seminars over the two days with vets speaking on lifestyle animal health problems, experts on how to raise poultry, skirting a fleece, planting an edible hedge row, etc.
A series of practical demonstrations will be held- felting, breaking in a sheep dog, bee keeping, fencing, choosing an animal for your block and more.
There will be over 100 trade sites, plus working shows and displays of Dexter and Highland cattle, alpacas, miniature horses, an animal nursery, Dorper sheep, Black and Coloured sheep, rare breed animals and poultry.
Everyone entering the stadium has the chance to win 2 alpacas or a Dexter steer or a Highland steer. Plus there is a major raffle for a pedigree Hereford heifer from the Awhea Stud.
There is a specific supervised play area for children and of course good food.
It's a chance for town people to see the animals up close as well.