Wakatipu's big weekend

Today
10.30am: Picnic in Paradise at Paradise Homestead and gardens, Glenorchy.
Noon: NZ Army Band, Arrowtown village green.
1.45pm: 1862 Gold Rush re-enactment, Arrow River embankment.
3.15pm: Gold 150 Official Opening, Butlers Green.
3.30pm: Chinese Village theatre, Chinese Settlement.
6:30pm: The Woolshed Party, Mt Nicholas Station.
7pm: 150th Anniversary Ball, Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall.

Tomorrow
11am: TSS Earnslaw Market Day, Glenorchy waterfront.
12.30pm: Black Powder Club (running alongside Gold Panning Champs).
3pm: Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust New Zealand Gold Panning Championships.
7.30pm: Buckingham Belles Saloon Evening, Athenaeum Hall.
10am: Town Meets Country, Millbrook Corner, static and steam displays, stagecoach rides, vintage cars, old-fashioned fun and games.

Monday
Opening of Glenorchy Lagoon Walkway extension; opening of the old library.
11am: Town meets country vintage games at Millbrook.
11am: Cavalcade arrives at the Glenorchy waterfront.
11.45am: Beard-growing competition judging, Glenorchy.
Noon: Beard judging, Fork'n Tap, Arrowtown.
1pm: Mock trial, Fork'n Tap, Arrowtown.
1.30pm: Buckingham Belles Reunion, Jonesy's Cafe and Bar.
1.30pm: Mass photograph, Glenorchy.