Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival – Livamol Classic

Event Time: 10.45am / Event Location: 300 Prospect Road Hastings 4122 Hawke's Bay

download racingdownloadTradition, fashion, style and heart stopping excitement all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most anticipated racedays on the calendar. The quality of horseracing is simply outstanding, with three group races on the day the action is relentless!

Enjoy the high fashion with the Hunt & Seek Fashion in the Field competition, take on the high rollers in the Bay Ford 2015 NZ Punter of the Year and win $20,000, or just simply enjoy the atmosphere and soak up the sun at one of New Zealand’s headline race days.

The third day of the JB Organics Spring Racing Carnival will feature the $250,000 Group 1 Livamol Classic run over 2040m. This race is on every owners bucket list, with only the very best descending to take the spoils.

The Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas G2 race will undoubtedly unearth another 3YO headline act, just look at the past few years with Darci Brahma and Jimmy Choux recent victors. Whilst the Group 3 Linwood Park Stud Spring Sprint over 1400m promises to round off the action on what will be a sensational day racing..

All packages include course admission. Limited number of early bird packages available. In all hospitality packages a dress code will apply. Terms and Conditions apply.



Hastings Farmers Market

Event Time: and every Sunday From 8.30 a.m. / Event Location: Hastings

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Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards

Event Time: 6pm / Event Location: Hawkes Bay Showgrounds

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Event Time: 8.30am / Event Location: Hawkes Bay Showgrounds

Animals of all shapes and sizes, strong livestock competition, wood choppers, fencing, world class shearing – Hawke’s Bay on Show is a true celebration of Hawke’s Bay rural life coming to town!

Hawke’s Bay on Show is just that – a showtime atmosphere showcasing Hawke’s Bay, celebrating the beautiful products our region produces, wine, produce, as well as our people.


In 2015 the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society a_p_352 a_p_211will host the New Zealand Royal A&P Show at Hawke’s Bay on Show in October. The Premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand will bring competitors from all over New Zealand to compete for the coveted tri colour ribbon.

Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay will be filled with more animals than have been seen here for many years, with Alpaca, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Dog Trials, Equestrian, Fleece Wool, Pigs and Sheep as well as Shearing, Wood Chopping, Poultry and Home Industries.

Alongside these competitions will be more than 240 trade displays, Animal World, Mahons Amusements and sideshows and plenty of homegrown entertainment.

Each year we host around 30,000 over three days at what is touted as Hawke’s Bay’s largest gathering. It is the largest event held on Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Day.


Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival

Event Time: 27th October to 8th November / Event Location: The Famous Spiegeltent – Havelock North Domain

We’re excited to bring you the inaugural Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival programme, jam-packed with acts from New Zealand and around the world.

The Festival’s venue, the Famous Spiegeltent, will play host to 13 days of music, cabaret, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus and a fantastic series of literary events.

Built in 1920, the Famous Spiegeltent has spent her lifetime at festivals and fairgrounds throughout Europe and beyond. There are only a handful of these unique ‘tents of mirrors’ left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.



FAWC Series Summer 2015

Event Time: November 6th to 15th 2015 / Event Location: Various locations around Hawkes Bay

Long Lunch FAWC Trinity HillF.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is a series of one off, out of the box food and wine events set in stunning locations throughout Hawke’s Bay each year. F.A.W.C! is for folk who seriously love to eat, can often be seen with mucky chins, stained napkins and licking fingers after a meal.

There’s a summer and winter series and they offer you a chance to get up close and personal with chefs, food producers, winemakers and all the other clever people that make up New Zealand’s food and wine scene

Summer F.A.W.C! runs for ten days from November 6th – 15th with over sixty individual events in the schedule and celebrity chef Ray McVinnie is in the hosting seat for a number of mouth watering events.

Download your copy of The Book of F.A.W.C! 2015, your official guide to whats on and whats hot!

sign up to be a “FAWCer” to get the inside word on F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic. You’ll also get the skinny on tickets, talent and events, as well as the all important early bird access to ticket sales!Sign up here…



Event Time: Gates Open 5pm / Event Location: Black Barn, Hawkes Bay

With this shift to this stunning Black Barn Offsite venue in the Tuki Tuki Valley, the previously sold out concert now has tickets on sale again from 9am Monday 22 June.

The Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour sees UB40 kick off their first New Zealand concert at Black Barn Offsite, one of the country’s most stunning outdoor concert locations, on Friday 8 January 2016.

The original line-up of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 to 2008, with #1 albums, multiple gold and platinum selling albums, Grammy nominations, 4 worldwide #1 hits and over 70 million in sales. Now reunited again, they continue to take their smooth yet rootsy blend around the world and their live performances never fail to uplift the audience.
UB40’s chart hits include Red Red Wine, Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe, One in Ten, Rat in Mi Kitchen, If It Happens Again, Homely Girl…and the list goes on!

“Black Barn was an absolute must-do on our tour” explains promoter Jackie Sanders of Jacman Entertainment, “we have limited dates with the band, so securing a perfect venue in the beautiful Hawkes Bay region was a high priority and we have definitely found that.”

UB40’s Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour takes place at Black Barn Vineyards on Friday 8th January 2016. Venue capacity is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!




Art Deco Weekend

Event Time: until 21st Feb 2016 / Event Location: Napier

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Napier is often referred to as the “Art Deco Capital of the World” and continues to amaze visitors with its unique, Art Deco buildings, walks and tours, shopping and events.

Visitors come from all corners of the earth to see, feel, and experience this unique collection of heritage buildings and participate in the Art Deco celebrations.

The largest of all Art Deco events in Napier is the TREMAINS Art Deco Weekend in February. It includes over 200 events, hundreds of 1920s and 30s cars, aerobatic flying displays, steam train rides, a great Gatsby picnic, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts to name a few. Many thousands of guests and locals alike dressed in Deco style bring glamour to the City streets. Feel the atmosphere, live the era of mystique, if only for a few days. The celebrations are a major attraction, a must see and do when visiting our lovely City and region.

The 2016 Tremains Art Deco Weekend will run from February 17th – 21st with event tickets on sale from early October.