The Huge Day Out Music Line-Up


White Chapel Jak

Andy Richards – Seven Zen – Left Foot Kick

Latakana – Pipi Pickers – Dianne Morgan and The Jade River Ukes – Jazz Connection – Aysha Robertson – Fiona McGeough – Matakana Kapa Haka Group



Please note, this is a live event and things can happen. We try to keep to the schedule as much as possible though.

09.00 Dianne Morgan and the Jade River Ukes

09.30 Aysha Robertson

10.00 Matakana Kapa Haka Group

10.15 Jazz Connection

11.00 Pipi Pickers

11.30 Fiona McGeough

12.15 Latakana

13.15 Left Foot Kick

14.15 Seven Zen

15.00 Andy Richards

16.00 White Chapel Jak

Dog Show

Warkworth Dog Training Club

Demonstrations and public involvement

Demonstrations are held at the lawn between the old masonic hall and the boat ramp at 10.30am/11.30am and 12.30pm

There’s a lot going on and you can watch the dogs and their owners conveniently sitting on the lawn while having a coffee or a snack.

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

Lots of kids activities – details to be announced.

Festival Bar

Festival Bar is located on Wharf Street (open from 10am to 6pm)

Come and chill out at the Kowhai Festival Garden Bar, which will be located on the Wharf this year! The folks from exciting local cider company Bohemian Cider will be hosting the area and aim to wow you with their delicious Ciders. Matakana Winegrowers are back on board again for the 50th and will be presenting a wide range of premium local wines. There’s also a selection of 8 Wired Beer plus a special one off Kowhai Festival Cider infused with Manuka flowers.

Make sure you enjoy a cold one at the Festival Bar while catching some of the excellent bands playing throughout the  day!


Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: The Huge day Out opens at 9am. Stalls, street performers and kids entertainment end at 3pm – the Garden Bar and stage/music around the wharf area run until 6pm.


​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.