The Huge Day Out Music Line-Up



Dog Show

Warkworth Dog Training Club

Demonstrations and public involvement


The Warkworth and Districts Dog Training Club has been providing affordable dog training advice to local pet owners as well as competitors in Obedience, Rally-O, Flygility, and Agility for 20 years. We are a incorporated society which relies on volunteers to provide this low-cost service to the community.


Kids Entertainment

In addition to the many kids entertainment options at the lawn at Baxter Street, there’s also free Face Painting in the vicinity of ANZ Bank and Argyle Angle. There’s also a kids obstacle course at the Vitality Village.

Garden Bar

Garden Bar is located at Wharf Street (open from 11am to 6pm)

Come and chill out next to the stage at the Kowhai Festival Garden Bar! The folks from exciting new local cider company Bohemian Cider will be hosting the area and aim to wow you with their intriguing local libations. Te Rata wines will be back with their delicious local wines. There’s also a selection of craft Beers plus a special one off Kowhai Festival Citrus Cider infused with local Limes. Bohemian cider will be pouring a range of organic ciders, plus a selection of fresh handcrafted sodas on tap.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time does the Huge Day Out start/finish?

A: Opens at 9am, closes at 3pm


​Q: How do I get there?

A: Click here


Q: Is there an entry fee?

A: No, entry to the HDO is free. Individual events throughout the Festival month may attract a fee.


Q: Are there EFTPOS/Cash out facilities on site?

A: Yes, all the main banks are represented in Warkworth and they have ATM’s. Many of the stallholders have EFTPOS also.


Q: Is the site wheelchair friendly?

A: Yes,and there is disabled parking available at the entrance to Queen Street from Mill Lane and Elizabeth Street.

Q: Are there toilets on site?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be fun for kids?

A: Of course! This is a family day, with rides and entertainment and kid-friendly food and drink.


Q: Can anyone be a stallholder?

A: Yes. We give preference to local craftspeople, vendors and suppliers, but there are 200+ stall sites available, so if you think you have something the crowds might like, submit an application. Please note that each application is assessed based on the information provided and may or may not be approved. Photos are very helpful for your application’s success.

Q: I want to see more of what Warkworth has to offer. Where can I stay?

A: There is a range of options in and around Warkworth, including Matakana, Omaha Beach, Leigh, Snells, Algies and Martins Bay and more. has a wealth of information, not just accommodation, but places to visit, things to do and see. Make memories and plan a longer stay.