Bursting with hundreds of
remarkable gift ideas, fresh locally grown food and wine,
live music, demonstrations
and loads more. Welcome to New Zealand’s biggest and
most popular country Fête.

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Recent News


Cranky Goat

This year we welcome Cranky Goat Ltd joining us for the first time all the way from the stunning Marlborough Sounds.  This family owned boutique cheese business has a great range of farm fresh cheeses for you to enjoy.
They work hard to keep their cheese high quality by using traditional methods as well as ensuring no extra additives and preservatives are used other than salt, in doing so they are able to create a delicious range of fresh, white rind and semi-hard artisan cheeses.
We are already looking forward to taste testing the 2015 gold winner, Soft Goats cheese and their own creation that scored a gold medal earlier this year at the NZ cheese awards.


Sall + Co

Meet The Fête’s youngest stallholder at 15 (and her mum!). Sally & Olivia are the creatives behind Sall + Co,  a new clothing brand for teenagers and adults. Who knows the teenage market better than the prospective customers? It’s quite handy having teenagers in the company!

Fashionable, comfortable and affordable clothing designed and made in Christchurch. They laugh, share ideas, and together create clothes that look amazing on. They share the creativity and flair for quality designer clothing and love making customers feel gorgeous.

Sall + Co work with limited numbers in each design, so get in quickly on Fête day!


Ben Warren – Demonstrations 2016

We are very excited to announce that Ben Warren from BePure will be giving two presentations at this year’s Fête. Ben will be traveling down from Hawkes Bay and will talk about Hormonal Happiness for Weight Loss, Energy and Vitality.

As one of New Zealand’s leading nutrition and holistic health experts, Ben has been doing his thing for the last 15 years. He has made it his mission to educate New Zealanders on the importance of nutrition.

Ben founded BePure over 10 years ago, providing unique nutritional programmes and protocols which have seen some mind-blowing transformations with his clients. From reversing the parameters of type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and allergies, to helping people overcome struggles with chronic fatigue and weight gain.

Ben also works closely with Olympic athletes, leading New Zealand sports teams and individuals on their nutrition and lifestyle interventions to improve their performance. Let’s hope that helps to bring home the Golds!


Chelsea Winter Recipes

For those that missed out on getting a copy of Chelsea’s recipes that she cooked on Fete day you can find them below:

Morning session –
Salmon Dip
Spinach dip

Afternoon session –
Sweetcorn Fritters
Xmas Rocky Road
Lemon bliss balls

Chelsea Winter Recipes – The Fete 2015



We are looking forward to seeing you all for our 24th Fete Day today.

Check our Facebook page for live up-dates and don’t forget The Fete is 10kms out of Culverden, not in Culverden itself.

See you soon.



One more Sleep to go

Well we are on the countdown now with one more sleep to go. We can’t wait to see what our clever stallholders have created for the day. Here are a few tips to make your day as enjoyable as possible:

1. Chelsea Winter Demonstrations are on at 10:45am and 2:45pm.

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2. Make sure you bring plenty of cash, we have an ATM but it can get very busy.
3. The weather is looking a bit rainy so pack your gumboots and umbrellas just in case. The paddock is very sheltered and the ground hard so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
4. Don’t miss the new Art Hangar beside the Demonstration Tent. Sold paintings can be taken away from 3:30pm onwards.
5. Traffic can be busy so leave in plenty of time.

See you all soon!



The new Art Hangar at the Fete

Art Hangar is an old aeroplane hangar and a brand new exhibition space that’s opening at The Fête for the first time this year.

The Art Hangar will be showcasing a select group of exciting artists from throughout New Zealand. Here’s a list of the artists exhibiting tomorrow:

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Joe Helmore
Amelia Guild
Jane McIntosh
Peter Wells
Tusha Midgley
Katie Russell
Nicki Stewart
Michael Wells
Logan Finlay
Elise Rutherford
Anna Guild
Viv Kepes
Nicola McIvor
Dave Marshall
Janie Nott
Sam Ludden

Don’t miss this new feature, it’s located next to the Demonstration Tent and all artworks/sculptures are for sale. Don’t miss out.



The Paper Rain Project

The Paper Rain Project is a custom creative based in Marlborough, New Zealand.

The ingenuitive company specialises in graphic design, custom skateboard art, hand-shaped wine-barrel longboards & limited edition, fair trade, organic artist apparel.

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The young business works collaboratively with a range of international artists to create an ever-evolving range of boards, wall-art & clothing.

“In using recycled products and a range of artistic techniques and materials, we wanted to help bring art to the streets in the form of accessible mediums as well as to bring the concepts of fair trade and sustainability into a default and valued practise for people in all walks of life,” say Indigo Greenlaw & Wills Rowe, founders.




Dominique “Eeekie” Heileson’s natural design talent was first noticed and nurtured during her high school years in Christchurch. After many years of trials and tribulations Dominique has found her true path – handbag design under the Eekie brand.

Now based north of the Bay of Islands, Dominique’s studio is a sanctuary of premium quality coloured

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leather, dazzling fabrics and carefully curated accents, all brought together by hand to create each and every unique Eekie bag.

In her first public viewing, Dominique will be debuting a range of Eekie bags at The Fête this year – a particularly special occasion to bring her collection to Canterbury, where her love for design, sewing and creating exceptional items started.


Eekie – bespoke art for your arm


Custom Hats

Seventh and Figg

Custom made hats/head pieces/fascinators/bridal

Seventh and Figg, Christchurch based designer Susi Meares, specialises in hand crafted fashion forward hats, head pieces and fascinators for race days, wedding events and other formal occasions, all custom made to suit.

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Susi uses fine quality materials, both new and vintage to create fresh, original, contemporary and feminine one off designs. Building on inspiration from both classic vintage styles and current fashion.

Complete your races and wedding outfit at this years Fete!

Custom headwear

Childrens fascinator


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