Sunday 1st March 2020 10am-3pm

Join us for the 2020
Swannanoa Country Fair
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 zones with games & rides
  • Plant and produce stall
  • Massive white elephant sale
  • Live auctions
  • Classic car display
  • Spot prizes
  • 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 the majority of funding will go towards the creation of an outdoor learning area. It will include an amphitheatre supported by an outdoor interactive play area, musical instruments, scented garden, water feature and live hedges, shade, creative pathways and other ideas from our students and community.

Other funding will go towards a teacher aide to help students who need that little bit extra.

Three of the School's Strategic Goals as set by the Board of Trustees are based around Well Being, Community Links and Innovation. We want our children to have a balance of the Head, Heart and Hands. Cognition, our brains grow with connections. Physical, through sensory, play, touch, music, games. Building Relationships through interacting. All of what we do in our school is about making the learning irresistibly engaging, student centred, promoting agency and developing character, citizenship and creativity.

The outdoor creativity area meets all of the above strategic goals, plus the children are excited about having input the design.


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.

Kids Games and Rides

Kids Zones - proudly brought to you by KidsBase.

This year we have a several Kids Zones dotted around the fair grounds with a huge range of activities for preschoolers to teenagers. There'll be a large range of inflatables and bouncy castles, jeeps, pony rides, face painting and lots more.

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 Marquee - 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.

Rural Zone

We are excited to announce Waimak Young Farmers and Angus Gunn of Top Gunn Lifestyle Services Ltd are joining forces to bring the "Country" back to the Swannanoa Country Fair. There will be demonstrations, machinery, talks and much more to check out on the day. 

Classic Cars

Our Classic Car display was very popular in 2019 and will be back in 2020. From old classics to the latest of sports cars there is something to admire for any car enthusiast, young or old. 

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.

Plant 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! 

Produce Stall

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. 


Register your Craft & Trade Stall for 2020

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Register a Stall

View our fair map diagram for 2020


Please show your appreciation for our wonderful  sponsors so far for 2020! If you are interested in  sponsorship opportunities please let us know!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Enquiries

Check out our gallery from previous years