Agricultural shows and events are a time to celebrate the harvest and the achievements in different sectors which make up agriculture. They are a time when people involved in the agricultural value chain meet up again,  network and review the latest technologies and trends. A number of these events occur in South Africa, and we have listed many of these.

The chapter is in no way the full picture, and the reader is referred to the agricultural weeklies, Landbouweekblad and Farmer’s Weekly, or their websites to find a calendar of the latest shows. Visit and

Find details of many shows, mostly in the Western Cape, at Some of these, in turn, have their own websites e.g.

Some agricultural role players like the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) keep their members informed of agricultural events through their newsletters or on their websites.

Our stall at NAMPO a few minutes after sunrise. The first waves of visitors happen already at this time. If you, the exhibitor, are outside buying coffee or taking in the view you will miss them.

Some role players

  • Africa Agri Tech South Africa (18-20 February 2020)
  • African Agri Council Tel: 021 700 4300 Responsible for events like African Agri Investment Indaba and e-Agri East Africa Summit (Kenya).
  • Agri-Expo Tel: 021 975 4440/1/2/3 Agri-Expo is an agricultural organisation which runs numerous shows and events e.g. the South African Cheese Festival, From The Earth, various equestrian and breeder events and championships.
  • Agri Letaba Tel: 015 307 2725 This is a farmer’s association, affiliated to Agri SA. It runs the Letaba Expo (find details on the website)
  • Agribusiness Development Corporation Tel: 028 272 9071 
  • Agricultural Tours Worldwide Tel: 082 447 7718 Included in their agricultural tours are visits to international and national shows e.g. Nampo and Allfresh.
  • CADEK Media Tel: 021 854 4700 See Agriworks under next heading
  • Compex Exhibitions Tel: 011 234 0604
  • Du Plessis, Marianna africa [at] Conference organiser and tour guide to international shows like Fruit Logistica Berlin, Germany; ExpoAgro Argentina; SIMA international agribusiness agricultural trade show, Paris; and Nampo Agribusiness Tour, Bothaville.
  • Exhibitions and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) Tel: 011 805 7272
  • Grain SA (GSA) Tel: 08600 47246 Responsible for Nampo Harvest Day and Nampo Cape (see  under next heading).
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Natal Tel: 033 345 6274 They host the Royal Show – “South Africa’s oldest and largest mixed agricultural event” – and the Sunday Tribune Garden Show, the country’s “largest horticultural event”.
  • SPIntelligent Tel: 021 700 3500

Shows and conferences

  • Africa Agri Tech offers a multi-tiered expo and conference programme. Visit
  • Africa’s Big Seven, “is the only food and drink trade show in Africa to bring together hundreds of global suppliers with motivated buyers from each segment of the buying community”. Visit In 2019, Africa’s Big 7 is to be incorporated along with the Hotel Show and SAITEX in the Africa Trade Week 2019, along with the associated conferences and workshops
  • African Investment Indaba, Agri Trade Congress Africa and other events on the continent – see
  • Agri Livestock Expo (ALE), a “a world-class showcase of the South African livestock and dairy industries”
  • Agri Gauteng Expo is held at Onderstepoort. For more details, see
  • Find out about the AgriWorks Agricultural Expo at
  • The African Livestock Trade Fair (ALFA) Expo at the Afridome, Parys – see
  • The annual Bathurst Agricultural Show hosts exhibitors from all over the Eastern Cape. Read about it at
  • Bloemfontein Show – visit
  • FoodNext Africa
  • From The Earth – visit and find Agri Expo details under the previous heading.
  • George Agricultural Show
  • The Jacaranda Agricultural Show happens in Pretoria. See
  • KragDag Previously an energy and renewables show in Pretoria, from 2019 it includes agriculture.
  • The Mpumalanga Show includes an agricultural component. See
  • The NAMPO Harvest Day is an annual agricultural show, reputedly the largest in the southern hemisphere, held over four days at the NAMPO Park near Bothaville. Find Grain SA’s details under the previous heading and visit For accommodation (book early!), call the Maize Capital Forum – 056 515 3042 – or the Viljoenskroon Tourism Forum at 056 343 3992. Also visit
  • Nampo Cape is an extension of the event held near Bothaville. Find information on
  • National Agricultural Youth Show,
  • The Nedbank Eston Show in KwaZulu-Natal has been growing in popularity as an agricultural show. Visit for more.
  • Organic and Natural Products Expo Africa
  • PMA Fresh Connections for the fresh produce supply chain. Find information at
  • To find out about the Reitz Bieliemieliefees visit
  • Royal Show (PMB) – find the Royal Agricultural Society of Natal details under previous heading.
  • South African Cheese Festival – find Agri Expo details under heading 2 and visit
  • Find out more about the South African Large Herds Conference at
  • Sunday Tribune Garden Show – find “Royal Agricultural Society of Natal” under previous heading.
  • The Swartland Show in Moorreesburg
  • The Vryburg Show in the North West is billed “as SA’s 3rd largest agricultural show, and the biggest cattle show in the country”. Visit or call 053 927 3945.

Some international shows

Note that international conferences are periodically held in South Africa.

Websites and publications

View the websites listed earlier on this page.

Buckle C. 2019, September 9. “A Boy & His Cow”. The Midlands Magazine. Available at

Angus, L. 2019, February 11. “Finding value in cattle shows in an era of modern breeding”. Farmer’s Weekly. Available at

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