Welcome to the 2018 McKeown Petroleum Waimate 50 Motorsport Festival with street racing, hillclimb, rally sprint and drifting events. Friday night opening events with weekend racing events. Details TBA.
This is a fun fuelled event with even more to see and do than last year, so bring the whole family.
Watch this space. More details to come.
- Admission: TBA
- Contact: Rob, 689 8094.
- Website: www.waimate50.co.nz
Come one, come all and enjoy an awesome line up of free family entertainment. More details to come.
The main arena will host the grand parade of animals, sheep dog trial competitions, vintage machinery demonstrations and the grand parade at the end of the show.
As always we will be showcasing farming and the countryside bringing together the very best of what the Southern Canterbury and surrounding area has to offer from acreage to backyard farming. Everything from the farm machinery and vehicles through to sheds, tools and mowers, plus a whole lot more.
- Admission: TBA
- Contact: Secretary, 027 523 7878
- Website: www.facebook.com/SouthernCanterburyShow
Come and celebrate the Strawberry Fare at Seddon Square and Boland Park. A day full of free family entertainment including live music, fantastic stalls, fabulous food and of course scrumptious strawberry's.
Come and meet Santa, 11am, at the Christmas Grotto, Waimate Community Centre (Salvation Army building, Queen St).
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!
Contact: Mandy Tagney
P. 689 8188 M. 027 467 0064
6th Jul 2018 2:00pm - 7th Jul 2018 3:00pm at Waimate A&P Show
Poultry, bantams, pigeons, caged birds and home industries.
Friday show starts at 2.00pm - 5.30pm, Saturday, 9am – 3.00pm.
Something for everyone. All welcome.
- Admission: Adults $3.00, children $1.00.
- Contact: Noeline 689 7629
The Whitehorse Big Easy returns in 2018! It's an event for all ages and capabilities, making it a great day out for all the family.
We have three separate events: Bike, Run/Walk and our team event the "Whitehorse Challenge". We also have 1.5km bike or run events for younger children.
The Whitehorse Challenge is a bike//run event where teams raise money for charity, and then compete against each other to win the coveted trophy!
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
The theme for 2018 is Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud. Details TBA.
This enthusiastic group promotes the district’s Edwardian Heritage and advocates for preservation of the area’s Edwardian architecture and places.
Contact: Elizabeth Niven 03 689 7864
Contact: Jenny Kitchen 03 689 9070
Regarded as one of the best motorcycle rallies in the Southern Hemisphere, and rated for its friendliness and hospitality, the Waimate March Hare is a social rally with thousands of bikes - and bikers - on display.
Events include the tug of war, bike show, tattoo competitions, and live music.
Contact: Graeme Lane 03 689 4885
Waimate Showgrounds, SH82