Piako Fete fun
Grab your girlfriends and head to the best ladies’ day out this summer.
The Piako Fete is being held on Thursday, November 19 at Daltons Plantation. There you will find an eclectic mix of high quality stalls along with demonstrations, food and drink, a pamper tent with the new exciting game – Bra Pong run by the Waikato Brest Cancer Trust and live music entertainment.
‘‘Piako Fete is all about ladies having a great day out. We’ve rounded up fashion, beauty, cuisine, gardening and shopping against Daltons Plantation’s backdrop of 10 acres of beautiful landscaped display gardens,’’ organiser Lynsey Champion said.
Among the entertainment for the day are garden tours of the Daltons Plantation gardens conducted by award winning landscape designer Xanthe White.
The day will also feature Sue Lyons from World Organics Skincare who will introduce the new makeup range and the ins and outs of sunscreen.
High teas will be available at the Plantation homestead and French Toast, the three piece band, will entertain with a repertoire of authentic French chansons, along with Paul Vincent Cambridge musician.
Dozens of stall holders will offer exclusive shopping opportunities including plants, clothing, crafts and art for sale.
Event organisers Lynsey Champion and Michelle Lewis started plotting their ideal preChristmas day out when the Ellerslie Flower Show moved to Christchurch, leaving a void for a North Island ladies day out.
Advance tickets are $19, available from eventfinder.co.nz or $20 at the gate.
Saturday, November 14:
Sunday, November 15: Matamata Aero Club fly in, 10am-3pm at the Matamata air field, State Highway 27, Waharoa. See local planes and meet local pilots. Great introduction to the flying hobby. Entry is free. November 17-28: Matamata Musical Theatre stages The Jazz Club, a tribute to the 1950s. Wednesday, November 18: 7 Days’ Dai Henwood at the Redoubt. Tickets on sale now from the Redoubt. Thursday, November 19: Piako Fete, Daltons Plantation from 10am3pm. Tickets available from Eventfinder. Sunday, November 22: Carol service in the Tower church, 2pm. Wednesday, November 25: Giggles for Harry. A fundraiser comedy night for Matamata toddler Harry Hennessy. Featuring Urzila Carlson, 6.30pm, Matamata Club. Tickets, at $60 including a two course buffet dinner and silent auction, are available from Matamata Club now. Thursday, November 26: Matamata Rose Show, Matamata Memorial Centre. Saturday, November 28: Matamata Twilight Fair, Headon Stadium/Pohlen Park, 5pm-9pm, entertainment, stalls, food, free entry. Fun for the whole family. December 3-6: Matamata Christmas Choir Concert, Anglican Church, 7.30pm daily. Sunday from 1.30pm. Saturday, December 5: Matamata PRA Christmas Parade, 11am. Saturday, December 5: United Matamata Sports 7s Open Tournament featuring international teams, Bedford Park, first kick-off 10am. Sunday, December 6: Christmas at the Park, held at Bedford Park. The fair starts from 3pm, with the programme kicking off around 6.30pm. The spectacular Hobbiton fireworks display starts at 9.15pm. Wednesday, December 16: Twilight Christmas at the Races, Matamata Racing Club, first race approx 3pm.
Award-winning landscape designer Xanthe White.