Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival

Southland and Fiordland

The Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of Southland's home harvest.

This is the 10th year that Southland's home harvest & of traditional growing is celebrating their harvest and preserving methods. During the festival, there will be interactive displays, workshops, demonstrations, a farmer’s market, a pot-luck feast, competitions, music, friendly company  & activities for all!

Robert Guyton, one of the organizers, says “Our festival is so wholesome, you could serve it up on a plate at a country picnic”, he said, “and everyone, from the newly born to the elderly, would enjoy something from the menu."

The festival hall features a smorgasbord of engaging activities and displays of interest to gardeners, home-makers, and anyone at all interested in home-made, do-it-yourself, healthy living.

There will be things to taste and buy; produce, chutney, baking, plants, and seeds. The cider press will be operating all weekend, bring along your apples to press or taste the fresh juice. A harvest café in the hall will feature heritage style food.


There will be displays of the produce of the south, many types of apples, potatoes, and tomatoes. Bring along vegetables from your own garden or preserves from the pantry to add to the displays at any time over the weekend, there are prizes to be won!

With 15 different low-cost workshops offered over the weekend, it is a great chance to learn a range of self- sufficiency skills that will save you money. 

Old-fashioned children’s games are on offer for the young and young at heart.


Go to Facebook for more information, workshop & speaker announcements, and to find how you can be a part of our 10th Heritage Harvest Festival!

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 09:45
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 16:00 to Monday, April 1, 2019 - 15:45
Location / Venue: 

Aparima College, 33 Leader St, Riverton, Southland District

All welcome, Entry $2 adults, $1 Children over 5
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