When it comes to the social calendar, North Canterbury is where the action is at, so put your glad rags on and head on out to this happening hotspot.
North Canterbury Expo
Saturday 12 October 10am-3pm
Rangiora New Life School, 2 Denchs Road, Southbrook, Rangiora
The North Canterbury Expo brings together more than 60 local businesses and community groups under one roof. It’s time to get amongst the local community, engage in demonstrations and games, develop new group networks and discover new businesses and group opportunities.
Rangiora Show 2019
Friday 25 October & Saturday 26 October, from 8am
Rangiora A&P Showgrounds, Ashley Street, Rangiora
It’s that time of year again, when we celebrate all things agricultural, with equestrian events, livestock, dog trials, dance competitions, shearing, wood chopping and so much more. It’s fun for the whole family.
Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen
Saturday 26 October 7:30pm–8:40pm
Rangiora Town Hall Small Theatre, High Street, Rangiora
Christchurch’s own Penny Ashton is back with her global Jane Austen smash hit. Follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slowtree as she battles literary snobbery, her mother’s nerves and Cousin Horatio’s digestions, all armed with a superior wit, excellent ukulele skills and generally being quite bright… you know… for a girl.
The Christmas Country Fête
Thursday 31 October 10am-4pm
Lyddington Farm, 891 Mount Thomas Road, Fernside
Join thousands of people from around New Zealand in attending the country’s biggest and most popular fête. The day features more than 150 stalls, bursting with hundreds of gift ideas, along with fresh food and wine. Get your Christmas shopping underway, while enjoying the live entertainment and demonstrations.
The Waimakariri Light Party 2019
Thursday 31 October 4:30pm-7:30pm
Wylie Park, Smith Street, Kaiapoi
The fun at the Waimakariri Light Party, will kick-off with a multitude of entertainment including bungees, bouncy castles, (with the return of the Titanic bouncy castle) soft archery, horses and carriage rides, climbing walls, mini jeeps, Immunity quest game and Pedalmania crazy bikes.
Ohoka Garden Tour & Fête
Sunday 24 November 10am-4pm
Ohoka School, 261 Jacksons Road, Ohoka
It’s the time of the year we all look forward to! For almost three decades, Ohoka has been playing prestigious host to visitors from throughout New Zealand for the annual Garden Tour & Fête. The self-guided tour includes six of the area’s most exquisite gardens (tickets are available on Eventbrite), while the fête is at the local school with entry by gold coin donation. It’s the ultimate day in the countryside.