This year's Otago Goldfields Cavalcade will end in
Tapanui, and the host town has planned a impressive programme
The event has been dubbed the ''Panning the Pomahaka''
cavalcade, and all trails will converge on Tapanui next
West Otago cavalcade committee secretary Gloria McHutchon
said this was the first time the event had come to Tapanui
and the town wanted to show some ''good West Otago
hospitality''. A family carnival was planned for next
Saturday at the West Otago A&P Showgrounds on State
Highway 90 near Tapanui.
Events include the carnival, a parade, and a dinner followed
by a hoedown.
''Tractor dancing'', barrel racing, karate demonstrations and
performances by Kaitangata musician Aaron Jury would also
form part of the carnival day. More than 40 stallholders had
The New Zealand Army Band would play and Wanaka musician Jody
Direen would provide entertainment at the hoedown.
West Otago residents would be involved in a range of tasks,
from catering to looking after the cavalcade participants and
horses, helping with car parking, and hosting stalls, she