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Market Day registrations are now open!

About the Festival

Now entering its 37th 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 ASB 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; you can enter events, or volunteer your time. Please click the below buttons to find out more.