Norwood Farm Machinary Centre City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival

City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival

Based around The Square, Manawatu Harness Raceway and Awapuni Racecourse, the Festival  features activities celebrating the many things that make Palmy great.

On the Wednesday 28th March, festivities will kick off in The Square with a family night. There is a free Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, our very own New Zealand Survivor Contestant Georgia Bergerson and 'Boom Events' Director will host an evening of Survivor challenges for both the children and adults. Plus performances by the cast of Frozen and the showing of family film Racing Stripes along with food trucks and much more.

Thursday 29th March will see Harness and Greyhound racing taking centre stage with a great family night of entertainment. Craig Loader performs as well as sports sulky racing, a dual sulky challenge and plenty of children's entertainment. 

Saturday 31st March sees the Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Race Day take off featuring the Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes alongside The Plaza Fashion in the Field, featuring the Most eligible Young Farmer and Farmerette, and a live music by Six Chairs Missing