Masterton and the areas surrounding the town host a number of great events throughout the year that we encourage you to come and take part in! We've got everything from sheering competitions to hot air balloon rides across the beautiful Wairarapa.

Click the links below to learn more.

Golden Shears

Golden Shears is New Zealand’s premier shearing and wool-handling competition. The three-day event is held at Trust House Recreation Centre on the first weekend in March every year.

Balloons Over Wairarapa

Experience the magic of the Wairarapa from a hot air balloon! Balloon rides are exclusively available during the Balloons Over Wairarapa festival that takes place for 5 days around Easter.

Martinborough Fair

Held on the first Saturday of February and March each year, the Martinborough Fair is comprised of over 480 stalls selling artwork, crafts, clothing, and food, alongside quality live entertainment!

Wings Over Wairarapa

Wings Over Wairarapa is a bi-annual Air Show and is renowned as an outstanding, professional flying programme with a family friendly atmosphere.

Motorplex Racing Masterton

The Masterton Motorplex International Drag Strip brings thousands of people to the Wairarapa for each meet. Check out the Central National Circuit and the nostalgia drags in the summertime!

Castlepoint Races

The Annual Castlepoint Races erupts the town with the sound of thundering hooves across wet sand and cheering of the crowd! Bring your family down and enjoy a day in the sun!

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