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.

Book tickets here.


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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


Seventh and Figg Facebook



Kubb Brothers

Kubb (pronounced ‘Koob’) is a lawn or beach game played on a 5m by 7m pitch where the object is to knock over wooden blocks by throwing wooden batons at them. Kubb can be somewhat described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes.

Kubb Brothers are three Hawkes Bay brothers – Freddie, George and Sam Coltart, who have joined forces to bring Kubb to NZ in style, locally producing one of the world’s most premium Kubb sets.

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Using sustainable NZ Elm, teak finishing oil and a family heritage of quality design and building, the result is a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that ensures a premium experience with every use. One that will be cherished for many years (and games) to come.





Shamarra Alpaca

Shamarra is located in Banks Peninsula overlooking the volcanic peaks of Akaroa harbour. With a herd of over 130 alpacas they breed for genetic improvement and to advance their unique fleece qualities for their knitwear.

Alpaca fleece is one of the rare natural fibres of the world and is sought after for its luxurious, cashmere like softness.

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Shamarra’s exclusive knitwear is crafted from dye free alpaca in a range of timeless natural colours and is spun and knitted in New Zealand by experienced spinners and knitwear professionals.

Come and visit Shamarra on Fête day for a selection of blankets, scarves, wraps, head wear and more!



2015 Stallholders to be announced in August!

Another few weeks to wait and we will be announcing our 2015 Stallholders list.

We are really excited to share with you all the clever, creative people from all around New Zealand that have been accepted into this years Fete.

We have some really exciting newcomers and also welcome our favourite regulars back. Watch this space.