Greytown’s right royal weekend
Polish your tiara, starch your shirts and preen your pooches for a village-wide celebration in Greytown this Queen’s Birthday.
The Right Royal Knees-Up is a celebration of all things Royal being held from June 2-4.
It will feature events and retail promotions as well as a fun Corgi photo competition that celebrates the Queen’s favourite pooch.
‘‘We’re going to dress the town with Union Jacks, hold a special daily Queen’s Raffle Prize and curate an exhibition of royal memorabilia while our restaurant and cafes will go all out to create special British-inspired menu items for their customers to enjoy,’’ said Daryl Watt, spokesperson for Greytown’s business marketing group, Country Village Heaven.
‘‘All of this activity is designed to bring visitors to Greytown, officially New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small Town (population under 5000) for the long weekend. We want everyone out with their tweeds, hats, scarves and tiaras to join in the festivities.’’
The event is the first of what organisers hope to be an annual celebration for Greytown.
A Doggytreats-sponsored Right Royal Dog Portrait photo competition will be held enabling people to pose their dog on a throne and have an official portrait taken. Other activities include store window displays; a community tug-of-war; and live music, buskers and theatrics on Main Street. Locals are invited to join in the celebration by dressing up in their royal finery or cockney casual.
‘‘It’s all terribly British and designed to be a lot of fun,’’ Watt said.
Businesses wishing to participate can find out more by contacting Claire@ wairarapanz.com. Accommodation and other events happening in the Wairarapa can be found on wairarapanz.com.