The daffodils are flowering, lambs are running in the fields and in Foxton organisers are getting ready for the town's annual welcome to spring. The Foxton Spring Fling will be held over Labour Weekend, meaning this year's event will be on Sunday, October 27.
"We chose Labour Weekend Sunday because the days are getting longer and warmer, visitors are coming to the beach, and people are generally wanting to shake the winter blues and get along to outdoor events," Foxton Tourist & Development Association spokesman Paul Andrews said. "On top of all that, it's a three-day weekend."
As always an array of food outlets and craft stalls will line Foxton's main street while a plethora of performers have been organised to provide entertainment.
The annual Spring Fling talent quest will begin at 10am and be followed by a performance from the IPC Kodama Japanese Drum Team and Horowhenua country band GravelTrax. A group of UCOL students, including Foxton's own Jordan Carr, Ihaka Woon and Kahu Hape, will also perform a reggae set.
Places in the talent quest are still open, with registration available through the Spring Fling's Facebook site or at Foxton Library.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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