Spring in the Wairarapa


Look at all these fabulous spring events we've rounded up for you. Plan your spring now!

Longbush Cottage Tulip Festival
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October
A celebration of the majestic tulip at this beautiful cottage garden only 15 mins from Carterton. Stroll through different garden rooms of colour-themed displays and extensive collection of pots. Learn more and get your tickets here. 

Smokefest: Burnout Comp
Sunday 2 October, Masterton Motorplex
Check out the latest central national circuit and the nostalgia drags in the spring - a great way to spend the day with family and friends. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Wairarapa Bookshop Hop
Saturday 8 October
Wairarapa booksellers have joined together to celebrate NZ Bookshop Day with a Wairarapa wide Bookshop Hop, the first event of this kind in NZ. Collect an official map, make a purchase at any store on the day, receive a stamp and entry into the draw for $650 worth of bookshop vouchers. 

Spring Fling at Le Grá Vineyard
Sunday 16 October
Meet your local producers of wines, meats, flowers, specialty cakes, veges and micro greens, coffee, olive oil and more at this fun, family friendly day out.

Greytown Country Market
Sunday 16 October
Find a select range of home and garden, and local artisan products.

Yarns in Barns: Wairarapa Festival of Reading
14-23 October 
Bringing some of New Zealand's best writers, from comedian Chris Parker to foodies Two Raw Sisters, poets and storytellers together in the Wairarapa at events in various locations. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

The Annual Plant Sale Carterton Farmers Market
Sunday 30 October
The first stop for your garden! Shop for everything from veges for spring planting to exotic fruiting trees, natives to flowering perennials - they've got it all!

Martinborough Charity Fun Ride
Sunday October 30
A fun road bike ride on that starts in Martinborough and passes through the surrounding countryside in three loops - 48km, 67km, and 155km - a ride length to suit everyone.

Mangatainoka Motors Show & Shine: Two Wheels Day
Sunday 30 October
If you've got a passion for two-wheeled machines of all shapes and sizes, this event is not to be missed. Check out the stunning line-up of vehicles, then kick back and relax with live music, and delicious food and ale.

Pies & Pinot at Alexia Wines
Saturday 5 November
The trestles will be out, the pie bar is back, and the wine chilled. It's about community, friends and family so gather your people and come for a good time! 

Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November
A popular self-drive garden tour over two days showing off some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Wairarapa, as well a a major annual fundraiser for Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre. Get your tickets here. 

Christmas at Tauherenikau Races
Sunday 6 November
A full race meet makes a great day's racing at Tauherenikau, with a Christmas theme and free gate entry! Email Sara to book a marquee for your work Christmas party. 

Test & Tune plus Outlaw 71
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November, Masterton Motorplex
Check out the latest central national circuit and the nostalgia drags in the spring - a great way to spend the day with family and friends. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Wairarapa Walking Festival
11-20 November
Celebrating walking of all kinds; cultural, heritage, with wheels, at the coast, up a hill or around urban environments with walks for families and dogs! Check them all out here and register now - most events are free! 

Scarecrow's Big Day Out
Saturday 13 November
Families flock to the Gladstone region in Carterton to see creatively themed scarecrows dotted around the stunning landscape. Grab a scarecrow map and do the Scarecrow Drive! Learn more on their Facebook page. 

Lighthouse Gin Garden Party at Te Kairanga
Saturday 19 November
Lighthouse G&T's, cocktails and a new gin to try, the day before Toast Martinborough, in Te Kairanga's shaded cottage gardens with live music and food trucks. Tickets are limited so be quick - get yours here!

Toast Martinborough: Best Sunday Ever!
Sunday 20 November
Toast Martinborough, a true celebration for lovers of fine wine, gourmet food and talented music. A unique one day multi-site event with vineyard sites all offering wonderful wine, food, and music choices throughout the day. Get your tickets here.

Greytown Country Market
Sunday 20 November
Find a select range of home and garden, and local artisan products. 

Martinborough Fair
Saturday 26 November
One of the largest and most popular craft markets in the southern hemisphere. Normally the first Saturdays of February and March each year, this Spring fair is a 2022 bonus. www.martinboroughfair.org.nz

Mangatainoka Motors Show & Shine: Vintage Car Day
Sunday 27 November
Check out the incredible line-up of vintage vehicles, then kick back and relax to live music, with delicious food and ale from Tui Brewery.

IDIOM Carterton Events Centre
Friday 25 November 8pm
Top notch circus, comedy, dance, music and more, featuring local and international artists. Learn more and get your tickets here.

Pause with Liv Woman's Wellness Day
Sunday 27 November
A wellness day debunking myths on peri menopause and menopause with renowned author Niki Bezzant, at Brackenridge Country Retreat, Martinborough. Get your tickets here. 

Come to the Wairarapa for a spring break away!
Make a weekend of it and book your accommodation here or call our i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - they can book for you and help you with any questions.