Local Events

Date/Time Event
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gunyah Garden Party
720 Sleemans Road, Windwhistle

The Hororata Community Trust invites you to celebrate summer and the start of 2020 at the Gunyah Garden Party. An afternoon of fine drinks and food set in the stunning gardens of the historic Gunyah Country Estate. Click here for details.

05/02/2020 - 02/05/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hororata Hall, Hororata

The wonderful Scottish music and comedy duo, Saltire – David Vernon and Alex Hodgson are returning to Hororata!

Edinburgh based virtuoso accordionist David Vernon has performed at musical events and festivals all over the world. David appears on 23 CDs and can be seen playing in the Robert Duvall movie “A Shot at Glory”. He is also a ceremonial Bagpiper. 

Prestonpans, East Lothian singer/songwriter/guitarist Alex Hodgson has made 2 CD’s – Jeelie Jars ‘n’ Coalie Backies & The Brig Tae Nae Where having signed to Greentrax Recording.  He has performed for the Queen at the Ghillie Ball at Balmoral. His music is distinctively Scottish, with both a charm and humour with a keen love of Scottish variety theatre. Alex is a born entertainer!
$10 entry cash at the door – numbers are limited. Doors open 6.30pm. BYO nibbles and refreshments.
A Hororata Community Trust Event.
20/03/2020 - 22/03/2020
All Day
HORORATA PRIMARY SCHOOL 150th Jubilee Celebrations 2020
Hororata Primary School, Hororata

150th Jubilee Celebrations 2020

Further details contact the school office office@hororata.school.nz 033180803

Click here for details

24/04/2020 - 26/04/2020
All Day
Hororata Pig & Possum Hunt
Hororata Domain, Hororata

The Hororata  Pig & Possum Hunt will be held on the 24th – 26th  April ( weigh in Sunday, 26th  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

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.


All Day
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. Join us to celebrate the Games 10th birthday!


A Hororata Community Trust event

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

Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event,  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.

Click here for details

A Hororata Community Trust event