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Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival 2017


Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Hokonui Heritage Centre, Cnr Norfolk St and Hokonui Dr, Gore, Southland

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $50.00
  • Gate sales (if not sold out prior): $60.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ecarle

The Hokonui Moonshiners’ Festival is a must-attend music and food event held biannually in the southern town of Gore.

Held in Gore’s Arts & Heritage Precinct, this festival highlights the time-honoured traditions of early Highland Scottish settlers - flaunting Southland’s early prohibition laws and making their own illicit whisky in the Hokonui Hills.

This year’s headline act is Aussie rocker Diesel, known for hits like Tip of My Tongue and Come to Me.

Kiwi acts the Warratahs, The Nukes and Dunedin band Bulletproof Convertible open the Festival, completing six hours of continuous music.

Sampling a shot of Hokonui moonshine is a must at this event! Try either the sweet Hokonui Honey moonshine liqueur or the Manuka smoked Old Hokonui Moonshine, a unique blend made in the heart of Southland, with spring water from the Hokonui Hills.

Entry to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, which is located within the heritage precinct is included in the ticket price.

A variety of food stalls complement this event, with many offering Southern fare and heritage-themed food. Beverage tents will offer a range of beer, Central Otago wines, and of course ‘Hokonui Moonshine’ spirits and liqueurs.

It’s a popular day out for locals and attracts visitors from far and wide, so be sure to secure tickets early. Tickets are limited.

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