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Bevan Gardiner of John Denver Tribute fame to headline the 2019 Country Music Festival alongside Marian Burns!

Block out these dates and get ready to have a great time. The Wairarapa Country Music Festival is on again Friday January 11th to Sunday the 13th of January 2019.

This country music festival is becoming recognised as a weekend full of fun and entertainment and one of the best Country music weekends in New Zealand. Hosted at the beautiful iconic Tauherenikau race course, the Wairarapa racing club once again looks forward to welcoming all our visitors and we have a fantastic line up organised so you can enjoy, relax and take away some fond memories.

Headlining Artist - Bevan Gardiner (John Denver Tribute fame)


We are delighted to announce that our headline act this year will be none other than Bevan Gardiner (of John Denver tribute fame) who alongside James Davy will mix up his performance with some of the legends greatest hits and of course plenty of Country Music classics.

Having Bevan join us is a coup for the Wairarapa as he has not played here before and his voice is simply sensational. You will love him.

Joining Bevan alongside will be the ever popular Marian Burns whose renowned fiddle playing will have you on your feet dancing and singing. In addition, Twinset, Joy Adams, George and Jocelyn Tuahine and Shane Harvey will entertain you over the weekend – what a fantastic line up.

Supporting Artists


Get to Know The Artists

If you'd like to read each of these artist's stories and biographies check out the festival's website here: tauherenikau.co.nz/country-music-festival/

The Wairarapa Country Music Festival is just not an event…Tauherenikau racecourse is a destination.

The many thousands of Motorhomers and Caravanners that travel NZ to explore our beautiful countryside often look at events being held in the regions to coincide with their travels.

Many Country Music Festivals are held throughout the country and on January 11th to 13th, in 2019 the Wairarapa Country Music Festival is on again with Bevan Gardiner (of John Denver tribute fame) headlining with a mixture of John Denver songs and country classics alongside many other NZ artists including the ever popular Marian Burns.

"Choosing a festival or event can be made even easier when you know the venue where you will stay for two or three night has something special to offer."

Tauherenikau is set on 100 acres of picturesque grounds in magnificent, peaceful surroundings. Take a walk through the native bush and see Tui, NZ’s native pigeon the Kereru, pheasants, quail and the magnificent trees that date back many hundreds of years. 

If you haven’t been to Wairarapa before then Wairarapa is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Masterton took out NZ’s most beautiful town this year as did Greytown for NZ’s most beautiful small town. Two out of two can’t be bad! 

From the rugged coastlines of Castlepoint and Cape Palliser, to the wine village of Martinborough, the quaint towns like Greytown, the magnificent rural backdrop right throughout the region will give Motorhomers and Caravanners a spectacular experience.

Don’t just come to the Wairarapa Country Music festival for the music, but come for a look at one of New Zealand most beautiful venues and regions.



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

Plenty of ticket and accommodation options for Certified Self Contained Motorhome and Caravan parking. Event open to the public and all NZMCA members.

Tauherenikau Racecourse - 1498 SH 2 Featherston 5877, Lat -41.11868 Long 175.37616

  • Weekend Package for Two: $130.00
    (Three day pass per adult, with parking per Motorhome or Caravan for three nights)
  • Premium Weekend Package for Two: $170.00
    (Three day pass per adult with allocated grandstand seating on Saturday, and parking per Motorhome or Caravan for three nights)

Certified Self Contained Motorhomes and Caravans are welcome to arrive early and pay $10 per vehicle, per night. Dogs on a leash is allowed in the Motorhome parking area only.

Book your parking package for an exciting weekend of music and fun by emailing wairarapa.racing@xtra.co.nz

Book now to visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions and why not take in a few extra days to visit some of our wonderful attractions such Martinborough one of the finest wine making regions in the country or Castlepoint and Cape Palliser whose magnificent rugged coastlines are a must see and of course let’s not forget Masterton who won the most beautiful town and Greytown, the most beautiful small town in New Zealand this year.