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Ophir Gala Day - Celebrating 150 years of Gold

  • Telephone 03 447 3993 or 03 447 3353 after 6:00pm

Location: Swindon Street
Region: Ophir
Dates: Sat, 2 March 2013 @ 10am - 4pm

  • Ophir Gala Day - Celebrating 150 years of Gold

Celebrating 150 years of Gold

Supported by Central Lakes Trust, Alexandra Community Arts Council and Ophir Welfare Committee 

*    Unveiling ceremony of interpretation panel,  1:00pm

*    Horse drawn Mail Coach (Gold Coach) arrives 10:30am,  rides from 11:00am

*    Letter writing activity for the children using nib and ink to hand frank and post from the historic Ophir Post Office

*    Vintage car display and rides courtesy of the Bob Turnbull Trust and the Central Otago Vintage Car Club

*    Musical entertainment featuring the Goldminers Band and Sam Leask & Friends

*    Quilting Display and Devonshire Tea in the Ophir Hall

*    Gold panning demonstration by expert goldminer Bud Hyndman 12:30pm

*    Blacksmith display

*    Wine tasting

*    Sausage sizzle

*    Display of gold mining history and art works by the children of Omakau School

*    Guided tour of the Post Office

*    Unguided walk through the historic village ~ the Old Courthouse will be open to the public

*    Blacks Hotel,  Pitches Store and local businesses will be open on the day

*    Market stalls

*   Garden Tour – Blacks Homestead, Booth Road, 1.30 – 4.00pm

*   Ophir Pool open for swimming at special Gala rates – Adults $1 and children 50cents (Children must be supervised)

Note: Ophir Bridge Road will be closed at Daniel O’Connell Bridge (old suspension bridge.) Acess to Ophir is via Ida Valley-Omakau Road

Free Parking adjacent to Blacks Hotel

For registration of interest in having a stall on Swindon Street on the day of the Gala please call 03 447 3993  or 03 447 3353  after 6:00pm


Swindon Street