Satur­day in the Park

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Pioneer Park is the place to be af­ter the grand pro­ces­sion, with the Con­tact Satur­day in the Park en­sur­ing a fun and vi­brant af­ter­noon will be on of­fer for ev­ery­one. The fam­ily af­ter­noon ex­trav­a­ganza will be packed with things for young and old to do, and ev­ery­one has a chance to vote for their favourite float in the ‘‘Best Float’’ com­pe­ti­tion. On the main stage, from 1pm, there will be non-stop en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing bands and live acts. Be­tween 3.30-4.15pm there will be a break from the en­ter­tain­ment while this year’s Fes­ti­val Queen and win­ning floats are an­nounced and the of­fi­cial Fes­ti­val week speeches are held. On the chil­dren’s stage, be­tween 1-4pm, there will be a mix of magic, aerial shows, pup­pets and clowns. Within the park, there will be a vast ar­ray of food and drink, while tal­ented lo­cal artists and crafts­peo­ple will show­case their works. cir­cuit since she was four years old; and Shan­non Cooper-Gar­land, who was voted South­land En­ter­tainer of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2009.

is also set to take on the in­ter­na­tional coun­try mu­sic in­dus­try with the best she’s got. She is de­ter­mined, hard­work­ing and the real thing when it comes to be­ing a coun­try mu­sic star. ‘‘My mu­sic is ul­ti­mately in­flu­enced by modern Amer­i­can coun­try, but with my own unique touch. The lyri­cal side of things def­i­nitely re­late mostly to my ex­pe­ri­ences in New Zealand.’’

is an award-win­ning penny farthing rider who loves to pro­mote his own unique skills at fes­ti­vals and events all over the coun­try. He was priv­i­leged to rep­re­sent New Zealand in­ter­na­tion­ally and was New Zealand’s penny farthing cham­pion in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

is New Zealand’s most ver­sa­tile va­ri­ety act – uni­cy­cling, jug­gling, bal­loon twist­ing, bal­anc­ing – you name it, he can do it. Watch out for Shad on stage and rov­ing out and about.

the magic guy has fea­tured at the fes­ti­val for many years and al­ways brings some­thing new. Come see him on stage with his mys­ti­fy­ing magic and il­lu­sions.

brings with her a spe­cial blend of ac­ro­bat­ics, con­tor­tion and hula hoop­ing. She’s sure to brighten up the day with her ’Street Cir­cus Bur­lesque’.

is back. Be stunned by his many un­usual and stu­pe­fy­ing acts – sword swal­low­ing, bed of glass and hu­man block­head. Be pre­pared to be amazed and amused.

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