Planning is well underway for the 36th Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

The 2021 festival will run from 22nd – 26th April.

We will update our website with details of the 2021 festival as and when they become available.

ASB Market Day registrations will open on November 9th 2020.

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The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival Committee


This is just a small selection of the amazing events you’ll find at this years Arrowtown Autumn Festival – see the full programme for more details.


Registrations for the 2021 ASB Market Day will open on November 9th 2020. Registrations will close at 5pm on December 31st 2020.

The dates for the 2021 festival are:

22-26th April.

About Our Festival

Now entering its 36th year, the festival attracts large numbers of locals and visitors to our beautiful town during one of the most colourful times of year.

We hold a number of events suited to people of all ages with a focus on community. We are all about involving people in a variety of ways and helping them come together to create and enjoy a festival full of good old fashioned fun! Our iconic events include the Art Exhibition at the Lakes District Museum, the Parade and Market day, the Pie, Pint and Pinot, the Gold Panning Championships and the Fun Dog Show.

Get Involved

There are may ways you can get involved in the festival – entering events, volunteering your time, or becoming a “Friend of the Festival” with a donation.


In recent years, a local Arrowtowner is awarded an “Unsung Hero” award for their contribution to community life.
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