A full day of events to celebrate Dr Cruikshank’s life.
The Waimate Christmas Parade came back 2017 and is here to stay!
The Parade leaves at 11.00am from St Pat’s car park heading to Seddon Square where there will be numerous activities including bouncy castle, chocolate wheel, face painting, pony rides, fire engine rides, lolly scramble, food stalls, a fancy dress competition, a decorated bike competition and of course Santa Claus!
The streets come alive to the sound of street racing. NZ’s top drivers descend on the town for the opportunity to take part in this unique event, where the racing is held in the centre of Waimate, literally around the houses and main street.
Friday night sees the Kirk Irrigation Harvest Hill-Climb, where drivers race up to the top of the hill on Point Bush Rd, just past Harvest Bar & Kitchen, and scream back down again.
One lesser known event, held at Harvest at the completion of the ‘hill climb’, is the Kirk Irrigation Mini 50 Challenge. Technically you don’t even need to be able to drive to compete, but you should probably be pretty handy at changing tyres!
Gorgeous orpingtons and classy heritage breeds like the Plymouth Rock Barrel join their enthusiastic owners to strut their stuff at the Waimate Winter Show, providing some bright colour in the middle of winter.
The show of poultry, pigeons, bantams, ducks, cage birds, home industries, vegetables, cats and rabbits has been held since 1923, and attracts competitors from around the South Island.
Something for everyone. All welcome.
Admission: Adults $3.00, children $1.00.
Contact: Noeline 689 7629
Bushtown Waimate in conjunction with the South Canterbury Traction Club is holding a Steam-Up Day.
- steam traction engines
- farm machinery through the ages
- working sawmill
- threshing machine
- miniature railway display
- children's activities
- display of vintage toys including dolls and teddy bears
- market stalls
- food and drinks available
- Admission: $5.00 adult (children FREE)
- Contact: Ann 021576868/Joy 036898057