Back to All Events

Waimate Folk Festival

Gunns Camp, Waimate, 50km South of Timaru

Full registration: $90 (Adults) and $35 (Children)
Day passes:         $25 half day(Adults)/$10 half day(Child), $40 full day (Adults)/$15 full day (Child)

Registration includes three nights’ accommodation (or camping, for the hardy) and continuous entertainment and workshops from Saturday morning to Sunday evening (and the wee hours of Monday).

Key events throughout the festival include the always popular Saturday night barn dance, and the Sunday night final concert, which features all of our guest, plus a selection of the best acts from the weekend.

Online bookings:

The Waimate Folk Festival has opened up its time table to welcome you to fill the festival stage. Come join us and take your spot as our special guest. YOU are the star.

Come with an act prepared as a group or solo, or devise something at the festival. If you’re keen, put your name into the hat for the blind date concert, or just enjoy the music from the comfort of the audience.

2019 sees Musicians both experienced and new from Christchurch, Dunedin, and everywhere in between. Come together for a weekend of music, dance and workshops in beautiful Gunns Bush, Waimate. Featuring the always popular Saturday night barn-dance, and of course the glitz and glam themed final night cabaret on Sunday evening including the highlight acts of the weekend.

Festival director: Miguel Nitis


Earlier Event: May 27
Bushtown Quiz Night
Later Event: June 7
Movie - One Day Ahead