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The Upper Hutt Summer Carnival plays host to many events. Mahons Amusements New Zealands largest provider of carnival amusement rides has been a feature since the Carnival began with rides and amusements available to suit all ages making it a Carnival the whole family can enjoy. In addition, a compliment of bouncy castles, blow up courses, and child orientated rides round out one of the Wellington Regions largest collection of Carnival Rides and Amusements to come together on one day to thrill and entertain.

Complementing the Carnival Rides and Amusements is a range of jaw dropping competitions some of which also date back to the early days, Come along, Sit back on the grassy mounds and marvel as you watch the skill, finesse and shear brut grunt of the annual Axe man Competitions as blocks of wood shatter and fly as they are pounded by some of New Zealands most talented competitors.

The Contractors Federation competitions shed a whole new light to the skill, finesse and shear brut grunt that marvels and captivates the crowds year after year. Huge machines with pin point accurate manipulation of the joy sticks by talented drivers that give us something to astonish even the most cynical amongst us. Who said painting with an excavator can’t be done.

What better to fill your appetite than the many and varied food stalls positioned for your convenience throughout the Carnival grounds. We have available food from around the world. From the classic carnival hotdog and chips to foreign foods of the world. In amongst our food stalls we also have a wide range of crafty stalls for all those shoppers out there. Plenty of items to purchase at your hearts content.

Are you an thrill seeking or quite closet petrol head, either way the carnival has hosted all number of car and vintage machinery shows over the years, with this year being no different. Wander down to the Carnival to find a like minded engine buff who’s keen to chat all day long about pistons and pumps.

How about those itching for spin. Get your thrills up high as you fly over the Carnival and take in the sights of our beautiful valley scenery. A big hit year after year, take a helicopter ride and soak up the stunning view.

And there’s more, including town square and on stage entertainment, carnival competitions you can enter on the day, cool clowns and friendly animals, sot prizes and one of the Carnivals most recent and very popular summer kids delights – the CARNIVAL FOAM PIT – wear your togs underneath so when the sun shines you too can join in the fun of slipping, sliding and crushing the foam or cooling off under a spray of fresh cool water

The Upper Hutt Summer Carnival – a day out for the whole family doing all the things we love when we’re young.



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