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Autumn Fairies

Our wonderful Autumn Fairies did a fabulous job handing out all the goodies during the parade. Keep an eye out for them in the parade next year to see what they have to give out.  

Parade Day 2016

What an awesome festival parade for 2016. The crowd was buzzing and the effort put in by the parade participants was outstanding! Enjoy looking at the photos!


Scarecrow Competition

People are out and about creating amazing scarecrows all around town. Take a look at the photos and see if you can work out where they are. There is still time to create an entry so go and check out what’s lying around your garage. Happy scarecrow hunting.    


Busking Competition – Sign up!

This Arrowtown Photography competition is featuring photos of Arrowtown and the surrounding area. Categories are: Best Arrowtown photograph by an amateur photographer Best Arrowtown photograph by a professional photographer There will be a junior prize for school age or younger The Grand Prize (for the best amateur or professional photo) is the distinctive trophy created by […]


Art Exhibition: Call for Entries

31st Arrowtown Autumn Festival Art Exhibition CALL FOR ENTRIES: The deadline is looming for entries into the Lakes District Museum At Exhibition. All entries need to be delivered to the Lakes District Museum, 49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown by Monday 11th April 2016 at 5pm. No late entries accepted. Categories up for grabs are: Premier Ray […]

Arrowtown – A place born of gold

Arrowtown, born of gold in 1862, was once a thriving gold mining town.  Jack Tewa first discovered gold in 1862 in the Arrow River and soon after  miners flocked to town to discover their own riches. The population swelled to over 7000 as the Arrow River became known as one of the richest sources of […]

Arrowtown’s Trees

One thing that struck the early miners and settlers to Arrowtown was the barren landscape, devoid of trees. Many of these early townspeople had come from countries like England and Ireland where trees were a dominant part of the landscape. It is no wonder then that Alexander Innes, a prominent Arrowtown resident, and later mayor, […]

Vintage Cars

As the Arrowtown festival began to form it was decided as part of the now famous street parade to include some of the vehicles that had been preserved in the district. As the festival grew so did the interest from the local branch of the vintage car club who then organized a rally based around […]

Get Involved!

The Arrowtown Autumn Festival is a community run festival and we could not hold the festival without the help of our many volunteers. Over the  festival we need volunteers to assist in a variety of areas – you’ll get to meet lots of new people, be involved with lots of great events and feel good […]

Arrow Miners Band

The Miner’s Band would have to be New Zealand’s most mature band, with a combined age of 655. Started in 1985, the band was originally called the Arrow Bush Creek Miners Festival Band. This later changed to Arrow Miners Band. The first band played on the back of a 4-wheel trailer, loaned by Russell Jones, […]