The Marton Harvest Festival is a day to let your hair down, picnic with friends and family, enjoy the music and celebrate the harvest season in true country fashion. In addition to the usual festival activities there will pumpkin competitions, a scarecrow trail to follow and some very competitive home brew and pumpkin pie competitions. So spread the word, grab the family, join your friends and neighbours and enjoy a fantastic day out.
This is our day to celebrate our history, our heritage, our culture and our identity as a rural New Zealand town. It is our day to celebrate our harvest in the myriad forms it takes in our region.
With over 160 quality stalls with everything from pickles and jams, paintings & pots, garden ornaments to jewellery, food and pot plants you will find all the gifts you need for the family and treats you want for yourself.
Be sure to check out the vintage displays, these machines were instrumental in forging our great town and New Zealands rural identity. With live Bluegrass tunes throughout the day the ambience of the festival will be a positive toe tapping and knee raising event.
We will be announcing our celebrity chef shortly and they will not only be judging the Pumpkin Pie Competition but sharing some top tips and providing inspiration for all the home cooks and bakers among us. Make sure you are there to learn new tips and tricks for creating your own culinary masterpieces.
So bring everyone you know and enjoy a day where you will get everything you would expect at a fantastic family friendly festival, good food, great stalls and fantastic entertainment.
From scary to silly, weird and wonderful you can make your scarecrow anything you like. Place it in front of your garden, school or business so that it can be seen from the road.
Head out and check out all of the 2020 entries on the Marton Scarecrow Trail.
Ales, Largers, Stou 2020 Scarecrow Trailts, Ciders and Specialty Brews. Bring your best brew and be in to win an amazing prize to the Good George Brewery in Hamilton including flights, private brewery tour, beer tasting & lunch.
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To secure your space - Complete the form below and pay your site fee.
EARLY BIRD SITE FEES apply for 2020. EARLY BIRD SITE FEE OF $50.00 per 3 metre frontage - only if paid and registered BEFORE 7th February 2020
Standard Fee of $120 if registering and paying AFTER 7th February 2020
Note: Corner sites have 6 metres of frontage. Early Bird = $100 per site, standard fee $240.
A limited number of Powered Sites are available for Food Stalls only and incur an additional $20 fee.
To qualify for EARLY BIRD the registration form AND payment must be received before 7th February 2020
Registrations and payments received after 7th February will be charged FULL SITE FEE