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Gold N Notes Hoedown 2017

Cromwell Racecourse, Ord Road Cromwell 17th - 19th Nov '17

Cromwell's Gold'N'Notes Hoedown

November 17 - 19th - 2017 (Fri - Sun) - 31st Year! - Fun Country Music Weekend

Tickets only available on site at the Cromwell Racecourse - eftpos available.

Country music lovers should prepare for hoarse voices, sore feet and late nights with a three-day festival coming to Cromwell. Cromwell’s Gold ’n Notes Hoedown is one of the biggest events on the country music calendar, last year attracting a record crowd of more than 800, as well as about 70 artists from around New Zealand.

The Date this year is Friday 17th November 2017 to the Sunday 19th November 2017 with a full weekend of entertainment including a little bit of busking in the business area and in The Cromwell Mall itself on Friday and also Saturday Morning.

We start off Friday night with 4-5 hours of Blackboard artists; Saturday depending on artists probably a 10am start with a short break for lunch and tea. Around 4pm we plan to have a mini showcase consisting of Top artists followed by the big showcase on Saturday night for 4 -5 hours of top NZ talent then on the Sunday Morning we will crank up again around 10.00-11.00am and go until the crowd starts to leave. Who knows??? Could be another late night.

We always have the local Lions and sporting groups catering a variety of snacks and meals each day at a basic cost with the refreshment tent on site all weekend plus the other necessities i.e. Mr Whippy, Coffees and maybe a wine tasting booth promoting our local wines. It is an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their organisations and since our move to Cromwell the local rowing club alone have raised a great return towards their new boating building along with other sporting groups raising funds for travel to represent our region at National Level.

We also encourage people to get up on stage and perform in front of crowds and our audiences vary from the young to the old. These people never see this type of entertainment in this area due to travel and expense to attend in the cities so it is a privilege to get to see Top Artists at their back door. i.e. Central Otago and bus loads are booked from other areas to come for a day which is great support.


Busking in the centre of town
1pm start - blackboard artists
7pm - Jam sessions


Busking in the centre of town in the morning
10am - 1:30pm - blackboard artists
Invited guests 2pm - 5:30pm
7pm to late - "Country Showcase" featuring top NZ artists plus surprises


10am - 6pm: blackboard artists followed by a free for all jam session


Tickets only available on site at the Cromwell Racecourse - eftpos available.

CSC Parking: Caravan & Motorhome charge of $10 per night per van, pay on arrival. 

No booking needed as we have plenty of room, can arrive from Thursday. (Note: dogs allowed on leads in the Motorhome area only).

Refreshments and meals available all day.

Additions: We have a dump station on site; also refuse skips and Toilets and plenty of room for parking so no need to book. Just arrive and parking wardens will park you accordingly.

Any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact organizers/sponsors of the Hoedown, Lynette or Mike Hedges on 03 445 4070 Home; or 027 243 8655