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Great Glenorchy Getaway Day

Great Glenorchy Getaway Day

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  • Sat 16 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 8:00pm


Mrs Woolly's General Store, 64 Oban Street, Glenorchy


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Growing season is on its way and the Great Glenorchy Getaway Day is celebrating the gifts of spring.

A special day bursting with fresh market stalls, live music, free workshops and family fun.

See you for a glorious day out packed with inspiration, over a dozen market stalls, lambs, chickens and great ideas for gardening and living off the land: everything to help you prepare for the coming growing season, plus sheep shearing, delicious wine and craft beer tastings, a delicious three-mains/three-sides dinner from Wild Earth Kitchens, the movie Pecking Order and plenty of free fun for the whole family.

Free workshops - Spring is the season to make, grow and raise. Come learn from talented GY locals as they share their wisdom on all things Spring:

11.30am - Christine Byrch of Glenorchy Honey shares her wisdom on the rewards and challenges of beekeeping.

12pm - Glenorchy’s guru of upcycling and bespoke furniture, Mike Kingan, teaches you how to build a functional bird house with timber scraps.

2pm - Caro Rennebeck of Homegrown Glenorchy shares her incredible knowledge on how connection with our environment creates a natural and healthy lifestyle.

Special evening event - A Wild Earth dinner in honour of the fresh flavours of spring and our feathered friends.

Includes Wild Earth’s savoury wine barrel roasted dinner of pork ribs in fresh spring marinade, Akaroa salmon and beef short ribs accompanied by three fresh zesty salads including baby potato and spring vegetable, dirty wild rice and broccolini, and cauliflower/garden leaf salad with spring carrots.

Evening programme - Raising hens at home with Robyn and Robert Guyton of Riverton’s food forest, and
-A special screening of the hilarious and endearing flockumentary Pecking Order
-Enjoy a hearty delicious dinner, speakers and the movie, all for just $45.
-Tickets will go fast for this remarkable evening celebrating the best of spring in New Zealand - get yours by calling or coming by Mrs Woolly’s General Store.

And there’s much more going on throughout the day -

Meet local makers and growers at the all-day market stalls, including Fresh n Yummy organic produce from the North Island, native fruit trees and plants from Kingston’s John Allan, making your own skincare products from garden-grown ingredients with Robyn Guyton, home and business fire safety devices from PWFP Fire Safety, Rawmazing all-natural gluten-free snacks and desserts, Whitestone Cheese, Heritage Preserves, hot Wild Earth Kitchen, Mia Tennant hand-carved stone jewellery, Bare Naked Soaps, and more.

Stock up at Mrs Woolly’s spring garden and seed sale and tap your toes to live music from local legend Lyall McGregor.

A day filled with fun and family activities too:
-10am-3pm Our friends at Dart River Jet keep the kids entertained with free face painting and fun zone
-12pm-2pm Meet sweet spring lambs
-2pm Watch sheep shearing by award-winning shearer Dave Clarke.
-3pm Things go to the dogs with The GY Pet Show

-12pm and 3pm Free sneak-peek tours of Camp Glenorchy. Come see the progress being made on the Homestead Building, the Scheelite Campfire Shelter and the constructed wetlands that will process all of Camp Glenorchy’s wastewater on-site. If you haven’t seen the “dressed” insides of the cabins yet, do come see how warm, quiet and comfortable accommodations will be.

-Wine and Craft Beer Tasting: Sample new flavours of the season.
-4pm Craft Beer Tasting: B.Effect Brewing Company. Discover Wanaka’s extraordinary brews with Brewmaster James Hay. Beer tasting $12pp
-5pm Wild Earth Wine’s eagerly-awaited 2017 spring release Rose and Pinot Gris are here! Sample fresh arrivals as well as their award-winning Pinot Noir and world-class aged Riesling. Wine tasting $15pp

Reserve your dinner plus movie tickets now at Mrs Woolly's General Store, or by calling 03 409 0051.

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