2022 Quiz Night!

The Quiz is the only event being held as  as part of the 2022 Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival. Registrations will be accepted from 15th April, 2022 so get in quick as this event sells out fast.

You can register here.

Event date: Thursday 5th May, 2022.

Quiz Teams are a maximum of four people – $80 per team.

Our theme is ‘Sports and Games’: Get creative and the best dressed team will be rewarded with a great prize. So come dressed in your best and be in for a chance to win.

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2022 Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival Update

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you the 2022 Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is cancelled due to the ongoing threat of COVID and the risk and uncertainty it poses for our community.


We are truly gutted by this decision and realise that many people will have already booked their travel and accommodation. We feel for our loyal sponsors, talented performers, contractors, stall holders, awesome volunteers and local businesses who were all looking forward to being a part of our festive 5-day event. 


However, the safety of our amazing community must come first and so now we will shift our focus to 2023 (20-25th April, lock it in) and ensure we put on a festival to make you all proud.


Thank you to everyone involved for supporting us and for your patience and understanding around this difficult decision.


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.