Wairarapa Autumn Events


You might think things are winding down but there's still plenty of fabulous Wairarapa events to choose from!

Take a look at what's coming up during Autumn below, or see more great events here. 

Apple & Pear picking at Molewood Orchard
Every weekend until early June, Greytown
Spend an hour or two wandering down rows of trees picking your own delicious apples and pears! Bring a bucket, basket or bag, and a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Molewood Meadows.

School Holidays - Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April
Take a look at our handy list of events and activities for the school holidays here. 

Astrobiology Dome 'The Mars Blueberry' Planetarium Shows
Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April 10am-2pm, Carterton Events Centre
Explore space, planets, the origin of life, and prospects beyond Earth during the first week of the school holidays with NZ's one-of-a-kind portable planetarium.

Martinborough Skyline Mountain Bike Challenge
Saturday 20 April, Martinborough
The chance for riders to experience mountain biking around local Martinborough hills and farms, with courses for all ages and abilities, plus running and walking options too!

An Autumnal Feast with the New Zealand String Quartet
Friday 26 April, The Runholder, Martinborough
The Runholder are excited to welcome the New Zealand String Quartet for an Autumnal Feast of fine food & chamber music including a delightful three-course Autumn feast created by Head Chef Tim Smith.

Prima Facie
Friday 26 April, Carterton Events Centre
This sharp, witty and gripping one-woman show written by Suzie Miller has sold out throughout Australia, the West End, and broke Box Office records on Broadway.

Angel at My Table Sunset Cinema
Friday 26 April
Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, depicting various stages of her life.

Greytown Village Haybay Sale
Friday 26 April - Sunday 28 April, Greytown
Greytown will celebrate the Apple Harvest Festival with bargains inside and outside the fabulous boutiques. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details. 

Greytown Apple Harvest Festival at Molewood Orchard
Saturday 27 April (with Sunday 28 April held in reserve as the rain day), Greytown
The festival will be loads of fun for adults and kids with stalls, food trucks, cider-tasting, apple cakes, games, toffee apples, pony rides and much more, set on the Molewood Meadows – two beautiful green spaces at Molewood Orchard. 

Last of The Summer Wine 2024 SOLD OUT
Saturday 27 April, Le Grá Vineyard
Join Le Grá for the last of their summer events with live music, dancing, drinks from the Le Grá caravan bar, delish platters from the Le Grá kitchen and of course plenty of fun!

Mangatainoka Motors American Car Day
Sunday 28 April, Tui Brewery
Check out the impressive line up of Buicks, Mustangs, Chevrolets and more. It's a great day out with food, ale, brewery tours and plenty of fun!

Nairobi Trio - New Zealands Favourite Jazz Entertainers
Thursday 2 May, Carterton Events Centre
Always playing to the crowd, Nairobi trio showcase skillfully crafted original material and reimagined standards, all delivered in their inimitable style.

Steve Carlin and the Rodger Fox Big Band - Hits of the Ratpack 
Saturday 4 May, Carterton Events Centre
Experience the raw power of the full 17-piece big band, accompanied by NZ's expert crooner Steve Carlin, as they re-create the magic of the Rat Pack through hits such as New York, New York, Mack the Knife, Fly me to the Moon and more.

Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2024
Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May
The annual Featherston Booktown festival is a wonderful event filled with books, ideas, conversations, workshops, stories, provocation and inspiration enjoyed by all ages with a line-up of inspiring presenters across many events.

Harvest Moon - Timeless Americana and Country Music 
Saturday 11 May, Carterton Events Centre
This talented band, comprised of well-known musicians with five years of tight-knit collaboration, brings a signature style that's a delightful journey through American music, firmly rooted in the country genre.

Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Show
Saturday 18 May, Carterton Events Centre
Still continuing to regularly perform an energetic and fun-filled show, a band that includes original stars from the sixties and seventies hit bands, Hogsnort Rupert, Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band and Dave and the Dynamos.

NZTrio: Triptych 1 - Unquiet Dream 
Tuesday 23 May, Waihinga Centre Martinborough
Bringing together three incredibly accomplished artists: Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Sarah Watkins (guest pianist), every NZTrio performance powerfully reaffirms the importance and cathartic nature of a live musical experience in today's digital world.

Wairarapa Film Festival 
Thursday 23 May - Sunday 26 May, Regent 3 Cinemas Masterton
Celebrate local film and filmmakers with rangatahi filmmaking and wet-plate photography workshops, free community screenings, and film screenings with special guests and seminars presented by film industry professionals.

Mangatainoka Motors Brit & Euro Car Day
Sunday 26 May, Tui Brewery
The impressive line up British and European cars on display at Tui Brewery makes for a great day out along with tasty food, ale, brewery tours and much more!

We Mavericks NZ Single Release Tour 
Sunday 26 May, Carterton Events Centre
We Mavericks make a triumphant return to Aotearoa New Zealand in celebration of their new release "All This Noise", performing a carefully curated collection of tracks from their forthcoming album.

NZSO - Schubert & Beethoven Quartet
Friday 31 May, Carterton Events Centre
Four NZSO players whisk us through the ages via the most classic of chamber music ensembles – the string quartet.

Take a look at what else is on across the region.   

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