The longest-running event in Waimate district, the 143rd Waimate Caledonian Sports day brings Scottish heritage alive in the heart of Waimate. Pipers can be heard and Scottish dancers fill the stage. Runners, cyclists and speed skaters participate throughout the day, along with piping competitions, and children's and senior athletics.
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!
A full day of events to celebrate Dr Cruikshank’s life.
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