Gumboot Day® 2018
Taihape Memorial Park (Kokako Street)

Saturday 3 March, 10 am to 4 pm

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Come to Taihape and spend a great fun filled family day out.  

Gold coin donation/koha.  

Lots of FREE activities!!  


Stallholders: If you are interested in coming to Gumboot Day 2018, click here for a stallholders application form or email 

Competitions prior to Gumboot Day:

  • Decorate an A3-size Paper Gumboot, Judged Friday and announced via Facebook pages Taihape NZ and NZ Gumboot Day and displayed at Gumboot Day. For more information, follow this link
  • Taihape Pharmacy Photo Competition - Take a selfie with your gumboots. Check out our facebook page for more information and how to enter Prizes to be won!
  • Paper Plus Colouring in Competition


Gumboot Day itself is set be a great day for the whole family with lots of things to do!!


Sponsors 2018: 

Our Gumboot Day programme (as per 22 February 2018) can be found below.
NB all activities on the programme are FREE for the whole day:

10.00 Kick off

10.00 till 16.00 Team Competition 'Team up in your Gumboots'

10.00 till 16.00 Obstacle Course (TAS) - spotprizes

10.00 till 16.00 St Johns - CPR demo & practice

10.00 till 16.00 Fire Brigade display & tough

10.00 till 16.00 Vintage Car display (do not touch)

10.00 till 16.00 Bouncy Castles

10.00 till 16.00 Prize & Information tent (with prizes & displays)

10.00 till 16.00 Art & Craft and Wishing Gumboot (with rock painting etc)

10.00 till 16.00 Selfie in your gumboot competition

10.00 till 16.00 FREE pool entry all day

10.00 till 16.00 Skate Park is open

10.00 till 12.30 Have a Go' Gumboot Throwing

10.00 till 12.00 Face paint stall

10.15 till 10.30 Shearing demo

10.30 till 12.30 Highly Flammable - Animal Balloon Twister (Dynamic stall holder)

10.45 till 11.00 Shearing demo

11.30 till 12.00 Ronald McDonald Show

12.30 till 13.00 Egg throwing & Catching competition

13.00 till 14.00 Have a Go' Gumboot Throwing

13.15 till 13.30 Shearing demo

13.30 till 15.30 Chirldren's Circus Zone  (activity area)

14.00 till 14.15 Prize Giving 'Have a Go'

14.15 till 14.45 North Island Championships

14.45 till 15.00 Dog Barking Competition

15.00 till 15.15 Shearing demo

15.30 till 16.00 End of the day


Our stall holders include, but are not limited to:


Tribal Roots


Electorial Commission


Arts & Crafts

Wendy's Creations


Airbrushed Temporary Tattoos

Bouncy Castles

Team competition (in your gumboots!)

Selfie competition

Dog Barking Competition


Bite Me Catering

Donut Express, Churro Express, Kiwi Snow

Bobs Fuel Shed

ThaiKai Kitchen


Mrs Kool


Display (&Fundraisers)

Playcentre - toddler / quiet area

Fire Brigade

St Johns




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