The 2022 Wanaka A&P Show is the latest to be cancelled due to covid. The show was to be held on March 11-12 and attracts 45,000 people into the Wānaka community and wider Queenstown Lakes District. Across the two days more than $28.6 million in direct economic benefit comes into to the local community each year. A&P Society chair Mike Scurr says they tried to delay the decision for as long as possible. The Wānaka A&P Show has been around since 1934 and the only other time the Show was ever cancelled was between 1939-1945 during World War 2.