Sunday March 10th 2024 - 10am-3pm

Swannanoa Country Fair
is back for 2024!

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
  • Delicious food & refreshments
  • All day entertainment
  • A great day out with your family and friends

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

At Te Koromiko 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!

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, pony rides, horizontal bungy, dunk tank, face painting, hair braiding 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

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, filled rolls, bacon sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, hot chips, cake by the slice and candy floss along with cold drinks. Coffee is available from 3 different coffee vans located around the venue.

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 Te Koromiko 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.


Craft Stalls are now SOLD OUT for the 2024 Swannanoa Country Fair and our waitlist is now closed. Please try again next year :)




Please show your appreciation for our wonderful sponsors! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 fair please let us know!

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Check out our gallery from previous years