First Taranaki Harvest Feast


Let's get together and celebrate our Taranaki harvest! In the olden days, when the last hay and corn has been cut the whole village would come together to join into a big celebration that lasts into the early hours. After the hard months of working on the fields and farms men and women would then swap their work clothes for shirts and colourful dresses and enjoy the fruits of their labour together. Hay and flowers decorated the dance floor where Morris dancers were joined by the young and old. Tables loaded with all varieties of baked and cooked sweet and savoury dishes and the smell of a pig roasting on a spit is filling the air. We would like to invite you to revive this old European tradition with us and join our first Taranaki Harvest Feast! Together with our vibrant community we have planned a day of family activities, entertainment, dance and lots and lots of food and drinks. A special thanks to the Young Farmers association, the Lions Club, the Swiss Club, the Morris Dancers, Parihaka, our local kindergarten and the community of Okato. After the Taranaki Christkindl Christmas market we have included the neighbouring paddocks to host our market stalls, entertainment and parking. Onwards parking supervision organized by the Lions Club (gold coin donation). Transport options available please contact us: Your hosts: Heimo and Renate Program: 3pm - Opening ceremony with Swiss Alphorn and flag throwing (paddock area) - Children games will start (Stony River Boutique Hotel's bordering kindergarten) - Beergarten opening and live music (Stony River Boutique Hotel) - Market and food stalls opening (paddock area) - Vintage harvest machinery are set up on Kaihihi Road - Swiss shot put starting (paddock area) 4pm - Swiss Alphorn ceremony and flag throwing (paddock area) - Pig on a spit to be served (Beergarten area) - Live music (Beergarten) 5pm - Scarecrow prize giving to the winning groups (Beergarten area) - Biggest marrow prize giving (Beergarten area) - May pole dance - Morris Dancers Join in for a dance in our Beergarten!

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2502 Surf Highway, New Plymouth, Taranaki




All Ages


Sun 01 Apr, 3:00 p.m.

Stony River Boutique Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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