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Annual Big Days Out in the Rangitikei

Take a Big Day Out in the Rangitikei - annual events with a rural flavour

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Marton Country Music Festival - January

Country music and camaraderie come together at the Marton Country Music Festival weekend. Savour international and local artists or have a go yourself!

martonfestival.nz
Turakina Highland Games - January

Hear, hear the pipes are calling... Celebrate Rangitikei's Scots heritage with piping and drumming, highland dancing, traditional field events, the ceremony of the haggis and ceilidh.

turakinahighlandgames.co.nz
Marton Harvest Festival - March

Marton Harvest Festival celebrates our heritage, culture and identity as a rural New Zealand town. It's a day to embrace summer's harvest, let our hair down, picnic together, enjoy music and find all the gifts we need for the family and treats we want for ourselves.

martonnz.com/marton-harvest-festival
Gumboot Day - Taihape - March

Gumboot Day showcases the best of Rangitikei rural life and hospitality. A fun day out for the family featuring gumboot throwing and all manner of gumboot events and activities plus craft and food markets, all acompanied by live music. 

https://taihape.co.nz/gumboot-capital-of-the-world
Art 4 Arts Sake - Bulls - August

Take a journey through the creative heart of the greater Rangitikei. Art 4 Arts Sake exhibition features Rangitikei, Whanganui and Manawatu artists as well as art from local schools. 

Shepherds’ Shemozzle - Hunterville - October

The Huntaway Festival features the iconic Shepherds Shemozzle, a gruelling race for shepherds and their huntaway dogs, plus many other competitions, events, activities and entertainment for all ages. 

www.shemozzle.co.nz

Marton Market Day - November

Marton Market Day is the Rangitikei’s largest event and the most vibrant day in the district's calendar. Market Day takes over the town with over 200 stalls and entertainment all day long.

martonnz.com/marton-market-day
Fakes and Forgeries - Mangaweka - November

Inspired by world famous art forger and Mangaweka son Karl Sim (aka C F Goldie), Fakes and Forgeries is an art competition with a twist. No totally original artworks please! In the spirit of the master, entries should be replicas, copies with a twist, or be inspired by or in the style of a well-known artist or artwork.

freewebs.com/mangawekagallery

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