CENTRAL OTAGO EVENTS

ANNUAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Central Otago is a natural arena for events, offering something for everyone! From motorcycle rally to multisport, horses to history, and festivals for wine, food, blossoms and thyme.

Whether participating or just watching, our events have that unique Central difference; where even an event can seem like a holiday! Many of the events held in Central Otago attract national and international support. There are also a number of smaller local events throughout the year.





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Date:
Sunday, 23 Oct 2016
Event end:
Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
9am - 1pm Every Sunday | The Cromwell Farmers’ and Craft Market is popular with locals and visitors and includes a wide range of regionally supplied produce and crafts including seasonal fruit, cheese, wine, bread, chutneys, cut flowers, wooden crafts and soaps.
Date:
Sunday, 4 Dec 2016
Event end:
Sunday, 22 Jan 2017
This is a very significant show featuring many of the best artists in Central Otago – three nationally recognised poets, one of the country’s senior jewellers, a nationally recognised weaver, two internationally recognised glass artists, a photographer and 6 of the regions notable painters.
Date:
Saturday, 10 Dec 2016
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Saturday, 25 Feb 2017
10am - 2pm every Saturday in Summer. Pioneer Park in the centre of Alexandra hosts a friendly, informal, European-type market. Discover a range of plants, produce, crafts, food, and even imported items and second hand goods.
Date:
Saturday, 21 Jan 2017
You already know Cherries are tasty & healthy! Brush up on your cherry-throwing skills & come to Cherry Chaos for the third annual Fruit Fight Event!
Date:
Saturday, 28 Jan 2017
Event end:
Friday, 3 Feb 2017
Bike Week NZ is a relatively new event on the calendar catering to motorcyclists with a sense of adventure and a thirst for fresh horizons.
Date:
Friday, 3 Feb 2017
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Monday, 6 Feb 2017
Waitangi Weekend will see the sounds of ukeleles echo through Manuherikia valley with the first ever Lauder Ukelele Festival.
Date:
Saturday, 4 Feb 2017
The Central Otago Craft Beer Festival celebrates craft brewing, fine beers, ales and ciders, great food, and Central Otago wines. The event is held in Pioneer Park in the middle of Alexandra, Central Otago.
Date:
Saturday, 11 Feb 2017
Come along for a great family day out! There are all the traditional sheep and horse events, home industry, machinery displays and of course the Grand Parade.
Date:
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017
A & P Shows are an important event in any rural community. Among the traditional horse and sheep events, machinery displays and, always the favourite, the Grand Parade. There’s candyfloss, a variety of food and retail stalls and, depending on the weather, a kids slippery slide. A truly rural experience!
Date:
Friday, 17 Feb 2017
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Saturday, 18 Feb 2017
The traditional rural country show is back at the Racecourse for another two day event, and welcomes the Young Farmers Regional Finals to our show. This should provide lots of entertainment, as contestants battle it out over several events to win the title of Young Farmer’s Otago-Southland champion!
Date:
Saturday, 25 Feb 2017
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Sunday, 26 Feb 2017
Since February 2000, the annual 150km Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon has been on the last weekend of February.
Date:
Saturday, 18 Mar 2017
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Sunday, 19 Mar 2017
A festival of extreme mountain endurance. Options for everyone - from the big one to a kids adventure 1.5km run course.
Date:
Saturday, 1 Apr 2017
A mountain biking event for individuals and teams on a scenic Naseby Forest circuit.
Date:
Saturday, 8 Apr 2017
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Sunday, 9 Apr 2017
The fourth Festival of Speed at Highlands, with a big field of brilliant Pre 65 Racing, Mainland Muscle plus modern and nostalgic classics, there is racing action to please everyone.
Date:
Saturday, 3 Jun 2017
Extreme mountain marathon or half marathon. Based on Mt. Difficulty, Cromwell, New Zealand.
Date:
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
An ultra marathon 100km event, plus 50km and 80km events through the Naseby Forest.
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