MAJOR SPONSORS

MarchFest has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.

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MARCHFEST, 1/23 ALMA LANE, BUXTON SQUARE, NELSON  |  +64 3 928 0620  |  INFO@MARCHFEST.COM

EVENT ORGANISERS - NELSON VENUES & EVENTS

PHOTOS - STEVE HUSSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRY ON EVENT DAY

 

  • Doors open from midday on Saturday 14 March via the Windmill Entrance of Founders Heritage Park

  • ‘Beer & Food Matching Lunch’ tickets entrance will be through the side gate next to the Windmill on Atawhai Drive.

  • Upon entry you will be asked for your ticket, this can either be a paper ticket or you can show it on your phone

  • All ticket holders over 18 years will be given a wristband and event staff may ask you for I.D. 

  • Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered

  • Pre-purchased tokens will be issued at the time of entry at the TICKET BOOTH before you enter the Windmill

  • Security will be checking bags

  • You may bring in a picnic chair or blanket

  • Feel free to bring an empty reusable drink bottle, we have lots of free water on site

  • Please do not bring food or drinks - there will be plenty on offer at the festival

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

 

Alcohol is always best enjoyed in moderation. There are many beers available for you to enjoy in small quantities. Please respect yourself and others by drinking responsibly. There are safe transport options to get you home. If you require any assistance, please approach one of the event crew or security staff.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

This is a zero waste event. If you have pre-purchased a ticket you will receive a souvenir glass on arrival for use throughout the day. Our kids zone will have biodegradable cups. You may bring a reusable EMPTY water bottle with you to refill at our water barrels in the park. The team from Waste No More will be providing recycling and compost bins which are located at many places around Founders Park. Please help us to help the environment by utilising all the recycling facilities. If in doubt, please ask one of the event crew where to dispose of your waste.

SAFE TRANSPORT OPTIONS

 

GETTING HERE:

There will be a FREE courtesy loop van thanks to our Safe Transport Partner Bowater Toyota going from the Nelson I-Site to Founders Park starting from 11:45 am on the day.

 

GETTING HOME:

Remember when it’s time to head home we have safe transport options available to you:

Our Safe Transport Partner Bowater Toyota will continue the route from Founders Park to the Nelson I-Site.
PLUS thanks to Nelson Coachlines there is a complimentary shuttle bus running from the Windmill which will leave every 30 minutes from
6 pm
to The Free House in Nelson. 

 

FREE COURTESY VAN & BUS SCHEDULE

  • From 11. 45am - 6pm Founders to The iSITE

  • From 6.00pm - 10.30pm Founders to The Free House (from 6pm)

 

Nelson City Taxis also have a taxi service outside – just look for the Nelson City Taxi flag outside the Windmill.

 

The nBus will also be running as per its regular schedule. Click here for information.

The nBus also has a late bus running from Nelson to Richmond. Click here for timetable.

SLIP SLOP SLAP...

 

Remember to keep sun safe, drink plenty of water, slap on that suncream and don't forget your sunnies! Need sunscreen? Look out for the Nelson Cancer Society Sunblock pump next to the TOKEN BOOTH.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

 

Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day, McCashin's Brewery have kindly provided us with water barrels that are available at various locations around the park.

CARE FOR YOUR MARCHFEST SOUVENIR GLASS

 

MarchFest souvenir beer glass branding is kiln baked to 580c but because the glasses are “heat treated” the branding company cure them to 140c. According to the ink specs, the branding should last a minimum of 100 washes in a dishwasher, depending on the cycle of the dishwasher and how caustic the detergent is. 

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