Major Events

The Martinborough Events Calendar is a busy one, we recommend you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Wai Running Festival
5 to 11 January 2020

A new event for the Wairarapa in 2020, with events including the Greytown Rail Trail “Pay per K”, choose any distance from 5 to 100kms and pay $2 per km with half the proceeds going to the Rail Trail Trust.

Cruise Martinborough
23 to 26 January 2020

Four days of family fun with 100′s of hot rods, muscle, classic cars and caravans on display. Something for everyone with a major prize draw and loads of other surprises on the cards.

February Martinborough Fair
Saturday 1 February 2020

Held in the beautiful Martinborough Square and surrounding streets, this fair features over 450 stalls including food, crafts and clothing.

March Martinborough Fair
Saturday 7 March 2020

Held in the beautiful Martinborough Square and surrounding streets, this fair features over 450 stalls including food, crafts and clothing.

Martinborough Round the Vines
Saturday 21 March 2020


This 10 or 21km fun walk or run is a fundraiser for Martinborough School. Sample local wines en route and finish in the Square for prize-giving including prizes for best-dressed teams and individuals as well as those for athletic endeavors. A great day out, which we are proud to sponsor.

Wairarapa Balloon Festival
9 to 13 April 2020 (Easter Weekend)


A fabulous five day festival of flying over Easter weekend.

Martinborough Skyline Challenge
2020 to be confirmed


Family-friendly mountain biking event on private farmland in Martinborough. 4 distances, diverse terrain, varying levels of difficulty.

Jazz in Martinborough
2020 Festival to be confirmed


Jazz in Martinborough is a great start to Spring, with something for every jazz lover, from small performances in restaurants and wineries to sell out concerts in the Martinborough Town Hall.

Martinborough Music Festival – Classical Music
2020 Festival tbc

Classical Music Festival in Martinborough Wine Village

This annual Martinborough Music Festival brings some of New Zealand’s very best chamber musicians to the village of Martinborough.

Toast Martinborough Food and Wine Festival
Sunday 15 November 2020


This must-do event on the Martinborough calendar offers world class wines, exceptional food and live entertainment Toast Martinborough is our favourite day out. Book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.