Oamaru Activities for 2012-2013 (Draft)

The Oamaru events office recently sent out the draft list of activities being scheduled for the area for the coming year, and what a list it is! This year we will be celebrating, among other things, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Oamaru, as well as the 100th anniversary of the Terra Nova Antarctic Expedition, along with numerous other events worthy of note. This list is still in draft form, but gives an idea of the range of activities that you can enjoy during a visit to Oamaru and the Waitaki District:

Pig Day Out – Riverstone Kitchen 14th September 2012
Beer Dinner – Riverstone Kitchen 21st September 2012
Steampunk Exhibition 3rd Oct ‘12 – 2nd Mar ‘13
75th NO Squash & Badminton  19th & 20th Oct 2012
Weston Fireworks 2nd November 2012
Maheno Tavern Country Fair 3rd November 2012
Danseys Pass Trail Ride 10th November 2012
South Island Regional Gliding Champs 10th November 2012

Victorian Heritage Celebrations 15th – 18th November ‘12
Opening Ceremony – Mayor as guest 15th November 2012
Men’s gambling/ladies parlor games 15th November 2012
Breakfast – Nigel Costley 16th November 2012
Promenade 16th November 2012
Opening, group photo, store window prize 16th November 2012
Madeira M’Dear 16th November 2012
Garden Party 16th November 2012
Victorian Ball 16th November 2012
Heritage Rugby Match – Old Boys v Valley 16th November 2012
Nigel Costley Presentation 17th November 2012
Street Parade 17th November 2012
Penny Farthing Races 17th November 2012
Vintage Machinery/Military Camp 17th November 2012
Bus Tour (double decker bus) 17th November 2012
Downstairs Shindig  17th November 2012
Pen-y-bryn Lodge High Tea
Annie’s Tearooms Dickensian Theme
Oamaru Opera House – Heritage Show

Network Waitaki Victorian Fete 18th November 2012

Gala Race Day 24th November 2012
Port FM Santa Parade 1st  December 2012
Shop Local Market Day 15th December 2012
Summer Feast + Festival – Riverstone Kitchen 16th December 2012

Oamaru 150 Civic Reception & Events * 19th  December 2012

Oamaru Farmers Market Sundays 9.30am – 1.00pm
Omarama Rodeo 28th December 2012
Kurow Festival Market Day 29th December 2012
Kurow Family Race Day 30th December 2012
National Gliding Championships 01 – 15th January 2013
Palmerston A & P Show 5th February 2013

Scott 100 Antarctic Commemorations: * 6th – 10th February 2013
Waitangi Day Celebrations
Scott 100 Regatta
World Premier Commemorative Play
Launch of Commemorative Book
Exhibitions, Presentations and Tours
Unveiling of memorial and Scott Base Hut
Re-enactment of Terra Nova
Scott’s Own Dinner
International visitors & dignitaries

Oamerican Car Show 7th – 10th February 2013
Oamaru Wine & Food Festival 17th February 2013
North Otago A & P Show – 150th * 22nd & 23rd February 2013
Oamaru Duathlon & Triathlon 23rd February 2013
National JP’s Conference 1st – 3rd March 2013
Wind in the Willows – Community Gardens 2nd or 10th March 2013
Ukulele Festival 10th March 2013
Relay 4 Life 16th & 17th March 2013
Oamaru Jazz Festival * 23rd & 24th March 2013
Annual Line Dancing – National Awards 22nd – 24th March 2013
Oamaru “on fire” * 31st May 2013
Steampunk Festival * 1st & 2nd June 2013
Federation of Rail Org NZ Conference 1st & 2nd June 2013
Port FM Mid-Winter Swim 16th June 2013
Oamaru Intermediate School 50th Jubilee 19th – 21st October 2013

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