Carterton Daffodil Festival

Keen daffodil pickers at Middlerun

Daffodils, markets and steam train rides? It must be spring! Celebrate the annual fun-filled Carterton Daffodil Festival on Sunday 8 September 2019. 

Ride on a heritage steam train, pick armfuls of daffs at historic Middlerun, and enjoy all the other events in Carterton town centre - from the street markets to Horse Drawn Surrey Rides.

Come on the Steam Train from Wellington:
The steam-powered 'Daffodil Express' train makes a special return trip from Wellington, departing Wellington Railway Station at 8.20am - buy tickets or learn more here. There is also a chance to enjoy a return trip between Carterton and Masterton departing 10.50am - learn more here. 

Bus transfers to Middlerun:
Free buses throughout the day shuttle people to and from Middlerun - a small fee is charged to pick the daffodils with all proceeds going to the local Plunket and St John.

Wai Art Sale:
While in Carterton check out the Big Wai Art Sale at the Carterton Events Centre - Fri 6 to Sun 8 Sept from 9am - 5pm. It's a giant cash and carry sale held (the same weekend as the Daffodil Festival) by local artists who demonstrate their craft on-site as well! This year's sale features a record number of artists, including concrete sculptures, paintings, jewellery and much more. See some of the art on offer here. 

The Festival is organised by the Carterton District Council and the Street Markets are proudly supported & coordinated by the Lions Club of Carterton.

The Festival runs from 9.00am to 3.30pm.

High Street
Carterton 5713
New Zealand