Our Events

The Council organises several events with a focus on celebrating our community and its achievements.

Bringing the Gore District community together and celebrating the achievements of the people who live here is the focus of the many events held throughout the year.

The main events organised by the Council are:

 

Gore District Ambassador 2015 logo

 GYA

 

Gore District Community Awards logo

 

Santa Parade/Christmas in the Park

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There are also key destinational events that bring New Zealand to our doorstep. These are:

Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival - this is held in March every second year in Gore's heritage precinct, on Hokonui Drive. The District's illicit moonshine industry is the inspiration, and there's themed food and refreshments. Great music completes this outdoor event. The next festival will be held in 2017.

New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards - every Queens Birthday weekend country music artists with stars in their eyes flock to New Zealand's country music capital, Gore. The Gold Guitars is run over three days and attracts over 1000 people to its shows each night.

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards - the only fashion awards of their kind in New Zealand, celebrating amateur fashion designers. This is a top class event, held annually the last weekend in July. Judges have included Denise L'Estrange Corbet and Francis Hooper, of WORLD, Karen Walker, Nic Blanchet, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester, Tanya Carlson, and Margi Robertson, of NomD.

Southern Field Days - the second biggest agricultural field days in New Zealand.

FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE GORE DISTRICT VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 F: 03 209 0357 E: info@goredc.govt.nz