The Canterbury Show is in its 155th year, and is expected to see over 100,000 people walk through the gates over three days.
The show caters for everyone, with trade exhibitors to see, farming and equestrian competitions, enduro cross biking demonstrations, kids' activities and plenty of entertainment.
The show, at the Christchurch Agricultural Park, kicked off on Wednesday and runs until Friday, with over 500 trade exhibitors on site.
Three days of competition is already underway, with around 120 judges, and some having come from as far as the USA.
Bringing these judges in from overseas is a huge draw card for our competitors, says Canterbury A&P Association President, Peter Gilbert.
"Not only do they bring extensive international experience, it's also extra confirmation for our competitors that their stock is the best of the best as they're being judged by someone completely new."
It'll be tough competition at the show, with around $100,000 of prizes up for grabs, across 3000 classes.