The Marton Harvest Fair is on again. Come and celebrate the harvest season in true country fashion. With over 160 quality stalls, food, music and fun. A day to bring the family, join your friends and neighbours and celebrate our history and harvest.
This is our day to celebrate our heritage, our culture and our identity as a rural New Zealand town. It is our day to embrace our harvest in the myriad forms it takes in our region. It is an opportunity to let our hair down, to picnic together, enjoy the music and find all the gifts we need for the family and treats we want for ourselves.
With stalls for everything from pickles and jams, paintings & pots, garden ornaments to jewelry, food and pot plants, it is a day where you will get everything you would expect at a Harvest fair, good food, great stalls and fun entertainment and activities - and then some things you didn't expect - heard of goose herding? Well, you soon will. It is a day for fun, flair and families. Come along and join us for the day.
Take a moment to check out the wood chopping demonstration and the vintage displays, these activities and equipment were both instrumental in forging our great town. With live Bluegrass tunes, the ambience of the fair will be a positively toe tapping event.
Our very special celebrity chef will be joining us for the day, giving a live cooking demonstration and judging the Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest! Come along to learn new tips and tricks for creating your own culinary masterpieces!
If you would like a stall for the day, get your registration form from our website.
Marton- Beer Starts here! Marton is the malting capital of New Zealand! Therefore it is only fitting we have our own Home Brew Competition. But just to let you know the competition is strong. One of Marton's favourite pastimes is home brewing, maybe born from our humble origins.- (Originally, our town was set up a few miles down the road, until someone suggested it should be a dry town, so many rebellious locals uplifted all their belongings and moved further up the road and established Marton town, as well as some pretty impressive stills. Marton is also home to Malteurop, NZs largest malting plant.)
If you would like to enter your brew into our competition feel free to grab a registration form from: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest time is also scarecrow time. So the local businesses, residents and organisations create a new scarecrow each year to help celebrate our rural connections.
If you are local and haven't got your entry form yet pick it up from the Project Marton office, or alternatively you can email to email@example.com
Big, small, decorated, baked - pumpkins galore! The Harvest Festival is home to the pumpkins and all their multitude of varieties. Bring your pumpkin creation on the day by 10 am and go in to win.
Our Giant pumpkins will be weighed on Saturday because we just couldn't get the machinery and hosts on Sunday to lift these monsters.
And in keeping with the celebration of our history, we will again be hosting a stunning display of vintage machinery, tractors and pumps.
Whatever you do, mark this in your diary to be sure to get along on the day and bring your friends and family. (Or even other people's friends and family.)