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 16,000km adventure across Eurasia, a fast paced Pecha Kucha night, a Food Lovers Masterclass, a Healthy Retreat day in Clyde and an Exhibition about carbon, climate change, Central Otago and a polar bear!
The nine packed full days of art, sustainability, craft and wellbeing is all wrapped up with a sustainable market day in Pioneer Park on Sunday 6 November. 
Book in now to enjoy the variety of events, workshops and lunchtime concerts throughout the week and join in the celebrations to fast-track the uptake of creative, healthy, sustainable living.

Click the button to open an Alexandra Thyme Festival 2016 calendar of events.


Bookings are essential for all walks, tours and workshops as spaces are limited.

Bookings can be made at:

Central Otago REAP 

(03) 448 6115 or 0800 267 327

Or, by filling in and submitting the registration form.

Click here to open registration form

Note: Using the link above you can leave the registration form open in a different web browser window, while you browse our Events Calendar making your selections.

Bookings will be confirmed with payment. Further information, venue and what to bring will be given upon registration.

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, Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery Alexandra Community House