CANCELLED for 2021 - back in 2022!

Swannanoa Country Fair
Back in March 2022! You won't want to miss it!

This amazing community event attracts thousands of people from all over the South Island. What began from humble beginnings is now one of the most popular and fun days in the regional event calendar!

  • Craft and trade stalls
  • Kid zone with games & rides
  • Plant and produce stall
  • Massive white elephant sale
  • Live auction
  • Classic car display
  • Delicious food & refreshments
  • All day entertainment
  • A great day out with your family and friends

The fair is a major fundraiser to help support Swannanoa School.

At Swannanoa School we are proud that every cent raised at the Swannanoa Country Fair goes directly towards raising student engagement and motivation and making school a great place that children want to be at!

This year funding will go towards the maintenance and upgrading of the school pool. Two years ago saw significant upgrades to the filtration system, underground infrastructure and fencing of the pool as a result of fund-raising generated by the fair. This year the internal surface of the pool requires a complete strip back to bare concrete for repainting. This maintenance is generally needed every 3-4 years but a new advanced paint system should see this extended to give a lifespan of 6-8 years.

The majority of the funding though will go towards our teacher aides who's fantastic work helps those students who need that little bit extra.

Kids Zone

Kids Zone - proudly brought to you by KidsBase.

This year we have a massive Kids Zone within the fair grounds with a huge range of activities for all ages. There'll be a bouncy castle, jeeps, pony rides, horizontal bungy, dunk tank, face painting and lots more.

Rural Zone

We are excited to announce that Angus Gunn of Top Gunn Lifestyle Services Ltd is helping us to bring the "Country" back to the Swannanoa Country Fair. There will be demonstrations, farm machinery, kids activities and much more to check out on the day. 

White Elephant

Be early for the Monster White Elephant sale, which is a must for those seeking a bargain. Follow us on Facebook for drop off times if you have items to donate.

Live Auctions

Live Auction - proudly brought to you by Bayleys.

Our live Auction takes place in the centre ring at 12.00 pm.  Auction items will be listed on the website when confirmed. Please note there will be no Credit Card facilities available on the day, Eftpos and Cash only. 

Delicious Food

Food Market - proudly brought to you by Mandeville SuperValue.

Our school families and community prepare and sell all of the food available on the day, with a wonderful selection of food to tempt the taste buds, including sausage sizzles, wraps, sandwiches, salads, sushi, hot dogs, hot chips, ice creams, candy floss along with cold drinks, tea and coffee.

Make sure you visit our cake stall too, which is always extremely popular with its array of delicious homemade cakes, biscuits and treats.

School Plant & Produce Stall

Our plant stall will be selling a wide selection of beautiful perennials, hedging and native plants. They are all locally sourced plants which thrive in Canterbury conditions. Our plants are priced to go on the day so come and fill your garden for a bargain! Our produce stall will feature lots of fresh local produce for sale grown by Swannanoa School families and the local community. From free range eggs, nuts, vegetables, jams to chutneys and bottled goods. If you'd like to donate produce please get in touch via email


With a fantastic range of rides, games and live entertainment throughout the day you can be sure it will be a great day out at the Swannanoa Country Fair. To keep up to date with main stage entertainment be sure to follow us on Facebook.

Classic Cars

Our Classic Car display will be back for 2021. From old classics to the latest of sports cars there is something to admire for any car enthusiast, young or old.

Registrations are open for our Car Display. Do you have a rare, interesting, classic, special car or motorbike of any era? If you’d like to display your pride and joy at this years fair or would like more information, please contact Steve Williams on 021 22 99 316 or by email to


Please follow our Facebook page for updates on when craft & trade stall applications will be open for the 2022 Fair.


Please show your appreciation for our wonderful sponsors! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 fair please let us know!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Check out our gallery from previous years