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

PLAN YOUR DAY

TRAVEL

 

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.

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.

KNOW YOUR LIMIT

 

As part of our responsible drinking policy, we are pleased to provide you with the ready reckoner below so you can work out how much alcohol you are consuming. 

 

5 pouring lines relate to different prices:


BEER TASTER   |   $2   |   1 TOKEN
SMALL BEER    |   $4   |   2 TOKENS
FULL BEER   |   $10   |   5 TOKENS

WINE TASTER  |   $4   |   2 TOKENS  
STANDARD WINE    |   $8   |   4 TOKENS
LARGE WINE   |   $12   |   6 TOKENS

5 BEER TASTING PADDLE   |   5 Tokens 
(fewer than 5 tastings is allowed, at 1 token per tasting)


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.

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.

TOKENS

 

MarchFest money is in the form of tokens. This is what you will buy your beer, food and merchandise with at MarchFest.  Tokens can be purchased with cash, Eftpos or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard), and PayWave will be available. There is also an option to pre-purchase tokens when you book online. 1 drink/food token costs $2, you can purchase these at the TOKEN BOOTH near the Windmill. A roving token salesperson may also be available (subject to weather conditions), so keep an eye out for them.

 

5 pouring lines relate to different prices:


BEER TASTER    |   $2   |   1 TOKEN
SMALL BEER   |   $4   |   2 TOKENS
FULL BEER   |   $10   |   5 TOKENS

WINE TASTER  |   $4   |   2 TOKENS
STANDARD WINE    |   $8   |   4 TOKENS
LARGE WINE   |   $12   |   6 TOKENS

5 BEER TASTING PADDLE   |   5 Tokens
(fewer than 5 tastings is allowed, at 1 token per tasting)

 

Wine can also be served in a beer glass.


Please Note: Unused 2019 tokens can be exchanged for cash up until 10 pm on the day at the Token Booth. Tokens may also be used at The Free House Pub for drinks until March 23rd 2019. No refunds or cash up given at The Free House Pub.

MERCHANDISE

 

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

 

SWEATER   |   30 TOKENS

PROMO CAP (TRUCKER)   |   10 TOKENS

PROMO CAP   |   10 TOKENS

GLASS LANYARD   |   2 TOKENS

T-SHIRT   |   20 TOKENS

FACE PAINTING

 

Adults and Children can enjoy getting their faces painted for the day by In Your Dreams Face Painting.

PHOTO BOOTH

 

Bring your mates together with The Selfie Stand at MarchFest 2019 to create the moments, capture the memories, and share with the world. Say goodbye to crammed photo booths, awkwardly posed photos and distorted selfies.  The fully digital, customizable Selfie Stand with a halo lighting ring helps create perfect shots every time. For all of those memorable moments at this years MarchFest, the Selfie Stand is an event within an event creating fun social photo experiences. We have everything you need to keep the party going and the happy snaps coming from real props and dress-ups, to filters, custom frames and animated gifs. Attendees can text or email the photos directly and share them on the spot via social media with custom tags, hashtags and captions.

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 pumps around the park.

 

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Water barrels supplied by McCashin's Brewery. 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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