CARnival offers fun and shopping
A celebration of cars, bikes and all things festive will be jammed together this Saturday for the second annual Remarkables School CARnival.
Event co-organiser Tracey Pedersen said the event will include a car and bike show as well as face painting, mini jeeps, orb balls, a bouncy castle and an abundance of other entertainment for children.
‘‘It’s a big community day out,’’ she said.
This year the emergency services will join in the fun and host displays.
It was hoped the rescue helicopter would also be able to take part in the action.
Pedersen said the gold coin donation to enter the carnival will give those attending a chance to vote for the people’s choice prize for their favourite car and bike and also go in to the draw to win an amphibious car ride for two.
Those wanting to take part in the car show could do so by signing up on the Queenstown Car Club web page or by paying $5 on the day.
There will be seven categories, with prizegiving at 2pm.
More than 150 stalls selling baking, flowers, books and pamper packages will also be on offer.
‘‘There’s lots of lovely stalls making it a really good time to do some Christmas shopping,’’ Pedersen said.
Queenstown car fanatic John Taylor will be bringing his specially made Noddy Car along.
Taylor said it took 12 months to build the car, which he made from a electric golf buggy, and the car had been professionally painted.
Noddy and friends: Queenstown car fanatic John Taylor takes children for a ride in his specially made Noddy Car. Taylor will be bringing the car along to the Remarkables School CARnival on Saturday.