Festival of the Plain organising committee chairman Bill Feather is set for an entertaining week on the Taieri. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The Festival of the Plain is set to serve up the
entertainment during the next few weeks.
A tennis tournament and a celebrity cook-off will be features
of the eight-day festival, which kicks off on Saturday with
the Wings and Wheels Show at the Taieri Airfield.
An ''enthusiastic'' committee would hold its final meeting
for the festival tomorrow, organising committee chairman Bill
Mr Feather, who has been on the organising committee for
seven years, said the energy and enthusiasm for the event was
as high as ever.
There were high hopes in particular for the Otago Aero Club's
Wings and Wheels event, which would this year feature
military re-enactments on the ground.
On Sunday, the Taieri Tennis Club would host a tennis
tournamentfor the Selwyn White Memorial Trophy - a highlight
of the two-yearly festival, he said.
The public were welcome to watch the ''tennis aces'' play.
The main event of the festival, Party in the Park, would be
held at Memorial Park the same day, from 11am to 5pm.
The designated area for craft and food stalls was full and
would spill on to a closed roadway near the park.
There would be children's activities, free street
entertainment from the Taieri Dramatic Society, singing by
Kelvin Cummings and Dave Coleclough and a timber sports
Midweek events included an art exhibition from the the East
Taieri Artists' Group, a Mosgiel Taieri Community Patrol quiz
night at the Taieri Rugby Club Rooms, a Mosgiel Senior
Citizens concert, a peek backstage at the Firestation
Theatre, the Taieri Garden Club garden tour, and a children's
activity night with table tennis, pool and video games.
The festival would end with the Mosgiel Business Association
portable BBQ cook-off, with Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, National
list MP Michael Woodhouse and Dunedin South Labour MP Clare
The festival programme was full and it would be a great week,
Mr Feather said, with something for everyone.