Public Events at the Awapuni Function Centre

2018 Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale

Labour Weekend 2018

Open to the public Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd October 10.00am-4.00pm

There are miniaturists clubs all over New Zealand and these talented people exhibit their work at a convention somewhere in New Zealand every two years. For 2018 the convention is hosted by the Lower Hutt Miniature Makers in Palmerston North at the Awapuni Racecourse Function Centre.


Members from each club exhibit their favorite pieces to serve as inspiration to other members and to fascinate the public who are very welcome to come along to view.


Red & Blue Ball

Saturday 12th May 2018

The emergency services work hard to protect and help us in our times of need. Here is the opportunity to give back as you never know when you or someone you love will need their services.

Get together a group of friends and plan a night out on the 12th May for dinner, drinks and dancing (music by TOM). Tickets are $120.00 per person. Bookings via facebook messenger or email

Magic of Christmas - A Winter's Day Out

Sunday 3rd June 2018


Gather your friends and family and join us for the inaugural Magic of Christmas “A Winter’s day out”. 

Spend the day, out of the cold, perusing a curated selection of boutique vendors and feasting with friends and family in our Nordic inspired food hall!

In the familiar surrounds of Awapuni Racecourse, and with an inviting new layout for the event, “A Winter’s day out” is sure to delight Magic of Christmas regulars and newcomers alike!

  • 85+ stallholders

  • Indoor Feasting Hall & Food truck dining

  • Live Music

  • Plus more

Manawatu Wedding Expo

24th June 2018 10.00am-4.00pm

This is Manawatu's Largest Wedding Show with around 90 exhibitors from all over New Zealand to capture your imagination and allow you to plan your wedding in style and with ease.

Door Sales only $10 - under 12 Free

One lucky visitor will WIN a Wedding Package worth over $10,000! 

There is no need to trail all over town or spend days looking through phone books - we have brought all the highest quality companies together under one roof for one day only.

With exhibitors ranging from florists to printers, photographers to venues, wedding planners to caterers and so much more, no stone is left unturned.

Be inspired by the class and calibre of the designs paraded in front of you when you attend the fashion parade. Dress designers, suit hire, venue decorators, make up artists and hairdressers will allow you to visualise and complete your potential wedding day look.

Inspiring people for over a decade, the Manawatu Wedding Expo, held at the Awapuni Racecourse , is the ideal way to ensure you have all aspects of your big day planned.

We look forward to seeing you at the expo this year. Tickets are purchased on arrival and include entry to the Fashion Parade, which is held at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm on the first floor.



4th+5th December 2018 3pm till 10pm

Bringing together, for two days, the best bricks & mortar, online and at home businesses for your shopping pleasure, all set within a magical Christmas environment at Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North. 

Whether its shopping for gifts, relaxing with friends or simply sitting back and soaking up the atmosphere, the Magic of Christmas Night Market is the place to be to prepare for the "big day" in a relaxed and beautiful environment!

  • Over 170 stallholders
  • Live Music and Christmas carols
  • Gift wrap service and supply store
  • Bubbly & Dessert Bar
  • Food truck dining
  • Plus much more

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