The 50th annual Kowhai Festival takes place in October and organisers are planning some special events to celebrate the event’s Golden Anniversary.
This includes holding the Huge Day Out in Warkworth on a Sunday instead of a Saturday this year, on October 13, plus a new Walking Parade where all the ‘floats’ will be designed and built using a New World shopping trolley as a base.
There will be two categories, Individual and Local Community, with cash prizes of $50 and $100 for the respective winners.
Entry is free and includes one New World shopping trolley to build on or decorate.
There are still a few stalls available for the Huge Day Out, and organisers are especially encouraging bookings from local community groups, artisan food producers or small businesses with an emphasis on handmade and home-grown items.
For information, entry forms and bookings, visit Kowhai Festival on Facebook or the website kowhaifestival.nz