What's on in Autumn?
Pumpkins, flowers and gumboots - Canterbury has it all!
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Autumn Events In Canterbury

There is no shortage of things to do in Autumn. The season is packed with events - here's our top picks:

Little River Giant Pumpkin Show

Autumn wouldn't be Autumn without pumpkins. Little River, a town located a 45 minute drive from Christchurch, dedicates a whole country fete to the orange vegetable. Old and young will be out and about to enjoy themselves and choose the biggest pumpkin in town. There are other fun activities like gumboot throwing and not to forget the famous Little River Pumpkin soup will be served as well.

22 April, Little River Domain


Autumn Garden Show

From Alpines to bonsai - that is the slogan of this year's exhibition. Located in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, the Garden Show is not just for keen gardeners. Enjoy the different array of flowers and take in the autumn colours while walking through the Gardens.

20 – 22 April, Botanic Gardens



The Food Show Christchurch

Autumn is the time of the harvest and the selection of fruit and vegetable is enormous. If you are interested in finding out what new products are available and how to cook them, the Food Show is the place to go. There are a lot of different workshops with award winning chefs who will share their tips and tricks.

6 - 8 April, Horncastle Arena



What else is on in Autumn:

Christchurch Lantern Festival - 10 & 11 March

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival - 11 March

BLACKCAPS v England ODI - 10 March

The Ray White New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing - 11 - 18 March

Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours - 17 March

BLACKCAPS v England Test - 30 March - 2 April

Wicked, The Untold Story of the Witches of OZ - 6 - 15 April

Are you keen to find out more about local produce? Check out our Farmers Markets.

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