20th – 25th April, 2017
Join us as we celebrate Autumn
at the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

5 days of Festival favourites over the ANZAC long weekend, including the Market Day & Street Parade on Saturday 22nd April with other exciting events that are brewing at the moment. Keep an eye on the website and we will update all the event details for the 2017 festival!

Market Day, Saturday 22nd April 2017 – applications for market day stall holders are now CLOSED. You can still click on ‘Events’, ‘Register for Events’ then ‘Stall Holder Registration’ to submit your details to go on our waiting list




Tickets for the Pie, Pint and Pinot have sold out. Limited door sales at $20 per person will be available.

The Great Arrowtown Party

We are sorry to announce that we have unfortunately had to cancel the Great Arrowtown Party due to insufficient ticket sales. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you so much to those who did purchase tickets.

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About Our Festival

Now running for 30 years the festival attracts large numbers of locals and visitors.

Each year people come in droves to take in the stunning scenery and see festival attractions such as the street parade, the Arrow Miners Band play on the Old Red truck and the Buckingham Belles Can Can at the lunchtime entertainment.

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.

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