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Following recent directives from the government regarding mass gatherings, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

We are absolutely devastated but the health of our community must come first.

If you have purchased tickets to any of our events, we will be in touch regarding refunds. Please bear with us as we work through the logistics of the cancellation of the festival.

The festival has always run on local support and we would like to encourage everyone to support our local businesses through this time.

Look out for our 2021 festival - it's going to be an absolute cracker!!

 - The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival Committee


The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is entering its 36th year and we aim to celebrate in style!

Over the 5 days you can enjoy events such as the Official Opening Ceremony, children's workshops, historic walks around Arrowtown, an outdoor movie, Kids Scarecrow Competition, the Art Exhibition Opening, the Parade and Market day, Pie, Pint and Pinot, the Fun Dog Show, Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea, plus much much more.

There will be lunchtime entertainment on each day between 12-1pm so pop down to Buckingham Green and check it out. Some of our events are ticketed but most are free to attend. Last year many of our events sold out so don't leave it too late to secure your tickets. Saturday the 18th will be the biggest day where we hold our Street Parade and Market Day. The town will be buzzing with people, street performers, musicians and an awesome market where you can purchase NZ made goods - this is not to be missed.

You can also view a stunning array of vintage cars in Buckingham Street from 9am. See you all there!

Event Date

16 April 2020

Physical Address

Buckingham Street

Arrowtown, 9302

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