Local Events

Date/Time Event
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mt Olympus Summer Open Day
Mt Olympus Ski Field, Lake Coleridge

The Windwhistle Winter Sports Club invites you to the Mt Olympus Summer Open Day.
Enjoy a day in the high country, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Please register for the day by emailing karen@idadowns.co.nz or phone 03 3186 959

4WD access only. All welcome. Held wet or fine. No charge. No dogs, no motorbikes.

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Event hosted by Windwhistle Winter Sports Club

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Opera in the Sawmill
Sawmill, Hororata

A light-hearted afternoon of opera’s greatest hits delivered up close and personal.

Big arias. Big characters. Big voices. Big afternoon.

Bring a Chair & Table (if you need it)

Bring a Picnic and drinks

Please RSVP to Olive Webb owebbnz@gmail.com
All Day
Heritage of Hororata Rural Settlers Tour

Learn about our district’s first settlers on an informative bus tour with local guides, visiting a number of properties. Enjoy machinery displays, learn the stories of the men and women on the land, see where famous books were written and enjoy stunning country scenery, gardens and homesteads. This will be a full days tour, travelling around Homebush, Coalgate, Glentunnel, Glenroy and Hororata areas.

More details to come in January 2019.

Email info@hororata.org.nz to be added to the Heritage mailing list.

A Hororata Community Trust Heritage Event

26/04/2019 - 28/04/2019
All Day
Hororata Pig & Possum Hunt
Hororata Domain, Hororata

The Hororata  Pig & Possum Hunt will be held on the 26th – 28th  April ( weigh in Sunday, 28th  April Hororata Domain).  Fantastic prizes up for grabs, heaps of categories and some fun  events on weigh in day.   This event is targeted at family and community participation so make sure you keep this weekend free and pop along for what will be a enjoyable day (whether you’ve entered an animal or not).  Food and beverage stalls will be available on weigh in day.   Click here to visit the Facebook page

This is a Hororata Primary School Event

3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hororata Night Glow
Hororata Domain, Hororata

Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event, the only one of its kind in the South Island, providing an unique opportunity to experience hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to music.

Surrounding the Night Glow will be an autumn festival including live music, children’s entertainment and an amazing array of street food, this unique autumn festival will entertain the whole family.

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A Hororata Community Trust event

9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hororata Parish Spring Fair
Hororata Domain, Hororata

Held annually on Labour day this is a great family free fun day out with market stalls, children’s entertainment, a white elephant auction, live music and much more.


9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hororata Highland Games
Hororata Domain, Hororata

A traditional Scottish Highland Games with a kiwi twist. Heavy competitions (caber, sheath etc), Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Tug o’ War, market stalls, fairground, Have a Go, Junior Warriors and so much more.


A Hororata Community Trust event