PLAN YOUR DAY

TRAVEL

 

GETTING HERE:

There will be a FREE courtesy loop van 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 free courtesy van 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 town in Nelson. 

 

FREE COURTESY VAN & BUS SCHEDULE

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

  • From 6.00pm - 10.30pm Founders to town (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.

MARCHFEST GLASSES

 

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.We suggest purchasing a Glass Holder to keep your glass safe! They are $4 and can be purchased from the Merchandise tent.

ENTRY INTO THE FESTIVAL

 

Upon entry your ticket will be scanned, this can either be a paper ticket or you can show your digital ticket on your phone (no photo's accepted)

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 (NZ drivers license, 18+ card or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

MERCHANDISE

 

Can’t get enough of Marchfest? Why not purchase some official merchandise! Visit our merchandise tent for Marchfest and Brewery products.

 

HOODIE   |   40 TOKENS

TRUCKER CAP   |   10 TOKENS

GLASS HOLDER   |   2 TOKENS

T-SHIRT   |   23 TOKENS

GOOD TO KNOW

 

BE SUN SAFE

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

 

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day, there is water on tap located between the Granary Beer Tent and Main Music Tent. You are welcome to bring in your own reusable water bottle into the festival, please ensure it is EMPTY on arrival through the gates.

 

WASTE
MarchFest is a zero-waste event. The team at Waste No More will be providing recycling and compost bins 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.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Entry to the event automatically grants permission to official event photographers to take event photographs that may feature the image of the attendee. Photographic rights will be retained by the promoters of Marchfest and the images may be used for future marketing purposes.​

ADDITIONAL
Sorry, no pets! Only registered service dogs.
Please do not bring any food or drinks with you, there is lots of free water on site and food to purchase.
Security will be checking bags.

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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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