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Fri 2 Sep 2011, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sat 3 Sep 2011, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sun 4 Sep 2011, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Kawerau Town Centre, Onslow St, Kawerau

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: bartonlee

Planning is now underway for 2011. With the National Woodskills Championship as its cornerstone, Kawerau Woodfest is establishing itself as the premier event in New Zealand to encompass a wide variety of elements associated with the wood industry and the bush at large.

The town of Kawerau will become alive with the smell of two stroke, pinus radiatus and timber oil as the nation's finest wood-craft artists and competitive forestry workers come together to entertain the visiting public and wider community of the Bay of Plenty. This year promises to be jam packed full of entertainment and with the Rugby World Cup coinciding with Woodfest, crowd numbers are anticipated to be the biggest ever.

The attractions for 2011 include the The National Woodskills Competition which will be celebrating 21 years in 2011, other attractions include the big crowd pleasers with the KFL chainsaw racing, chainsaw carving, the big dig, wood choppers and many other sideshows and attractions on Prideaux Park. There will also be the addition of some new and exciting attractions with the Ramsey Roundwood Lumberjacks and the Mountain Bike Challenge both of which will add to the excellent array of entertainment for all the family to enjoy. Kawerau has a fine history as a mill town and a popular attraction is the guided tours on offer of the local industrial sights.

There will be plenty of craft stalls in the town centre and anybody wishing to hold a stall can get information here.