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We would like to take this time to thank our Sponsors, you are all very important to us and without you all, we could not run our day.  Sponsors are listed on the Sponsors page of this website and on our Facebook page.   Please show your support for them where you can.  If you are not currently a sponsor but think there may be something you could do to help with sponsorship, please email us for more information on what we can do for each other.

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Competitors remember, the 2017 races were a sell out so be in fast in 2018 - registrations open August 1, don't miss out!!!

Festival Timetable


Saturday 28 October 2017

10.30 – 12.00pm

10.30 - 12.30pm

Compulsory Pre Race Registration of Teen Race in the Town Hall

Compulsary Pre Race Registration of Children's Race in the Town Hall

1:00 - 2.00pm


Compulsory Pre Race Registration of Shepherds Race in the old Hairdresser Building

(8 Bruce Street)

11.30 – 12.00pm

Hunterville Fire Brigade – Crash Rescue Display / Kitchen Fire

12.00 – 12.30pm

Family Shemozzle

Run in association with Beef and Lamb

12.30 – 12.50pm

Freestyle NZ - FMX Show

12.30 – 1.30 pm

Sponsors’ Meet and Greet in the Marquee

12.30 – 12.50pm

Huntaway Dog Trial

Run in association with Taylors

12.35 – 12.50pm

Assembly and briefing of Children's Shemozzle Competitors in Town Hall

12.55 – 1.30pm

Children's Shemozzle Race

Run in association with James Bull Holdings Ltd

1.40 – 1.55pm

Assembly and briefing of Teen's Shemozzle Competitors in Town Hall

1.30 - 1.50pm

Freestyle NZ - FMX Show

2.00 – 2.30pm

Teens’ Shemozzle Race

Run in association with Wanganui Collegiate School

2.30 – 2.50pm

Freestyle NZ - FMX Show

2.15 - 2.25pm

2.30 – 3.00pm

Dogs to be tied up

Shepherds' briefing in the Town Hall


Shepherds' Shemozzle Race

Run in association with Black Hawk


4.30 - 4.50pm

Prize Giving for all events

Freestyle NZ - FMX Show

5.15 – 7.00pm

Shearing Contractors’ Challenge

Run in association with Ratima Shearing in the marquee (free entry)

7.00 - late

Band - Cherry Bomb

In the marquee - $10 entry fee

Children's entertainment including free bouncy castles, balloon twisting, and face painting operating 12.00 - 4.00pm.

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