There are lots of events happening out West for the Best of the West Festival.
Helensville runs from 11 September - 8 October
Kumeu runs from 9 -15 October
The first half of the 'Best of the West Festival will be kicking off in Helensville on 8th October, and the second half in Kumeu on 9th October.
Held every four years, the third-biggest sporting event in the world is coming to NZ and is Auckland’s chance to showcase itself on the global stage.
We want to make sure all visitors leave our shores having enjoyed their stay here so Helensville and Kumeu Wine Country are proud to present the 'Best of the West' Festival which will showcase our wonderful scenery, hospitable people, innovative businesses and artisan producers.
Helensville will Kick Off the Best of the West festival on the 11th September with their Heritage Festival - see all their events here
Then the event moves over to Kumeu for the 'Second Half ' from 9th -15th October 2011 and kicks off with a FREE family event at the Kumeu Showgrounds on Sunday 9th October.
Commencing at 10am and finishing at 10pm, this free, fun filled day promises to be be an excellent day out for all the family.
KUMEU EVENTS SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER:
10am-10pm all day
the Kumeu Country Market
Rugby Widow’s Marquee – girly treats & pampering in a rugby-free zone!
Maori cultural village including Marae, wood carving, hangi food for sale, stalls, children’s competition and heaps more
Free Fun fair Carnival
Blue Note Trio Jazz Band
Maori Kapa Haka Group performance
Wheel of Fortune
6 Local Rodney bands entertain on the big stage
6pm – 10pm
Bring your chairs and cheer on the Big screen entertainment on the largest outdoor screen in New Zealand!
Accommodation in Kumeu Wine Country
The Kumeu Information Centre will be able to assist you with places to stay in our beautiful region. Contact them on 09 412 9886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends in Helensville are also planning lots of exciting events and activities - view Helensville's Website site.