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Alexandra Thyme Festival is proud to release details of our 2017 Festival. Events are sorted either by day or by our themes of Wellbeing, Arts, Craft and Sustainability.   

The Thyme Festival aims to develop our skills of a sustainable, healthy, creative community.
The Festival seeks solutions to climate change and supports resilience in our changing environment. The Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face and exemplifies sustainable practices.
Attracting a diverse slice of our community the Festival engages with local organisations and individuals to stage Central Otago’s largest arts and sustainability festival.
The Festival theme, ‘Cherishing Our Environment’ is reflected in the interactive workshops, walks, talks, demonstrations, working artists, exhibits, films and live performances.
Featured events in this year’s programme include; a fast paced Pecha Kucha night, a Health Retreat and an Art Exhibition.
The nine days of art, sustainability, craft and wellbeing includes a market day in Pioneer Park on Saturday 4 November. If you would like a stall at the market, please contact us.

Bookings are now open.

Click below to launch our booking page.

Download our full program in Adobe PDF format.


Further enquiries can be made at:

Central Otago REAP 

(03) 448 6115 or 0800 267 327

Thanks to our sponsors


Central Otago REAP, Vincent Community Board, Local Radio Central 91.9FM, Central Otago District Council - Waste Minimisation
Alexandra Community Arts Council - CLASS Funding,  Alexandra Community House

and thank you to...

Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, SPCA Otago, New World Alexandra, Bike It Now, Alexandra Youth Base, Henderson's Cycles and Mowers,

Alexandra Garden Club, Clyde Railhead Community Eco Nursery, Haehaeata Natural Heritage Trust, The Men's Shed Alexandra,

The Fridge, Central WormWorx, Cherry Tree Farm, DOC, CO Sports Depot.

And all the wonderful people who contribute your time, expertise, and support.