A huge thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, special guests, and our wonderful community for all your support. See you again in 2016.

Photo Competition Results

The Sarau Festival Photography competitions always draw a lot of interest, and this year was no exception. Some very memorable images were on show this year. What talent we have all around us! Well done to all. Read on for the results…

Cooking Competition Results

Another great turn out for our cooking competitions this year. A big thank you to our judges and all entrants. Read on for the results…

Festival Schedule

Here we go – the finalised schedule for Sarau Festival ’15 has hit the press. See what’s on, and where. Gates open 3pm, stalls galore, music, entertainment, talks, demonstrations and more. See you there.

Sarau Festival ’15 – Who’s Who

We’re delighted to welcome more speakers and special guests than ever at this year’s festival. Here’s a brief who’s who of what we have in store. Those Purple People Team Sarau Festival Let’s start with our fabulous team – all those folks in purple T-shirts! That’s us! We do our best to keep the show … Continued

KidZone 2015

Sarau Festival is all about fun for the whole family, and that especially includes all our youngsters! This year our kids activities are ramping up a notch or two with a dedicated Kids Activity Zone – kindly sponsored by NBS, as well as a whole paddock dedicated to Laser Tag – sponsored by Laser Electrical … Continued

Celebrity Chef 2015 – Steve Richards

The Celebrity Chef spot at Sarau Festival is always a highlight of the day. For 2015 we are proud to welcome Steve Richards from the Jester House to take centre stage. Kindly sponsored by Sujon Blackcurrant Powder, our special guest chef for 2015 will take us on a blackcurrant culinary adventure that will be sure … Continued

Festival Music

We’re delighted to confirm the music lineup for this years Sarau Festival. Trudi Wilson and Jasper Trudi Wilson – Well known local, Trudi describes her sound as a cross between New Zealand singers Brooke Fraser and Holly Smith. Trudi Wilson and Jasper will appear as a seven piece band as our headline act. Jackson and … Continued

Trudi Wilson and Jasper

We’re delighted to confirm that Trudi Wilson and Jasper are our headline music act for this years festival. Trudi Wilson hails from Nelson, New Zealand, where she is a well known, sought after performer and respected teacher. Trudy has just released her first album and has sung with the Wellington Symphony Orchestra, and supported other … Continued

Name that Landmark Competition

There’ll be a “Name that Landmark” Competition- Photos of 14 different local landmarks will be scattered around the event tents and locations at the Festival.- Find them, name them and put your list of guesses, with your name on it in the competition box. Winners (correct answers) will be drawn later in the day. You … Continued


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Purple Cod!

Look at this fantastic chair? John and Kathryn Hurley have once again donated a wonderful Cape Cod chair. As you cruise around the festival stalls, keep your eyes open for the chair, and grab a raffle ticket to be in to win!

Spread the Word!

With just a few weeks to go, publicity is starting to ramp up! As usual, we are indebted to our many sponsors and volunteers! All their hard work and commitment is about to culminate in what we hope will be the best Sarau Festival ever! Grab a copy of the Sarau Festival Poster 2015 and help … Continued

What’s in Store for 2015

The Sarau Festival team are busy finalising the programme for our 2015 festival on Sunday February 1st. As details are confirmed, we’ll post all you need to know on the Programme pages. In the meantime, you can rest assured of the same great mix of stalls, music, competitions, and summer fun.

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