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!!  

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Join us for the Fun & Magic show on Gumboot Day

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 is going to be a great day for the whole family with lots of things to do!!





For a list of our Sponsors 2018: 

Our Gumboot Day programme (as per 26 February 2018) can be found below. For a printable version click here
NB all activities on the programme are FREE for the whole day:

10am Kick off

10am till 4pm Team Competition 'Team up in your Gumboots'

10am till 4pm Aqua run – spot prizes

10am till 4pm St Johns - CPR demonstration & practice

10am till 4pm Fire Brigade display & tough

10am till 4pm Vintage Car display (do not touch)

10am till 4pm Bouncy Castles

10am till 4pm Prize & Information tent (with prizes & displays)

10am till 4pm Creative Workshop Area with Wishing Gumboot (rock painting, craft, etc)

10am till 4pm Selfie in your gumboot competition

10am till 4pm FREE pool entry all day

10am till 4pm Skate Park is open

10am till 12.30pm Have a Go' Gumboot Throwing

10am till 3pm Face paint stall 

10.15am till 10.30am Shearing demo

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

10.30am till 1.30pm Army Miniature Obstacle Course (NZDF)

10.45am till 11.00am Shearing demo

11.30am till 12pm Ronald McDonald Show

12pm till 12.30pm Live Show - Ariana (singing)

12.30pm till 1pm Egg throwing & Catching competition

1pm till 2pm Have a Go' Gumboot Throwing

1.15pm till 1.30pm Shearing demo

1.30pm till 2pm Live show - Bush Chooks (singing)

1.30pm till 3.30pm Children's Circus Zone

2pm till 2.15pm Prize Giving 'Have a Go'

2.15pm till 2.45pm North Island Championships

3pm till 3.15pm Shearing demo

3.30pm till 4pm End of the day

Our stall holders include, but are not limited to:


Tribal Roots

Sweet Pea


Electorial Commission


Arts & Crafts

Wendy's Creations

Creative Workshop Area

Airbrushed Temporary Tattoos


Bite Me Catering

Donut Express, Churro Express, Kiwi Snow

Bobs Fuel Shed

ThaiKai Kitchen


Mrs Kool


Coffee HQ

Strait Kitchen (Malay - Halal)

Access Consciousness

Candy Floss stall

Display (&Fundraisers)

Playcentre - toddler / quiet area

Fire Brigade

St Johns



St Davids - Presbyterian Church


Harcourts Taihape