Welcome to our community celebration page.  The Township of Enfield (originally known as Teaneraki), North Otago, NZ was founded in July 1876 during the reign of Queen Victoria.  Many of the land owners had travelled great distances from the other side of the world to start a new life here.  The 1876 survey plan shows the ambition of some of these land owners to develop their land into a thriving township.  The existing Teaneraki farm, mill, school, railway station, and general store meant the small community was already established.  Their dreams were never fully accomplished but despite turbulent times, farming hardships, wars and limited resources, Enfield has seen resurgences of development and popularity.  

To recognise this 145-year history and community spirit, we’re holding a festival to celebrate, including some of the traditional games!  Enfield had a very successful tug-of-war team as well as holding sports days on the Domain and surrounding grounds.    Check out the details below, scroll through the day’s programme by clicking here, and book your tickets and event entries now by clicking here.

Events and Activities



Teams of 6 will compete for the inaugural Celebrate Enfield trophy!

Sack racing

Grab a wool sack and race for a prize!

Wheelbarrow racing

Find a partner, get practicing and claim the winning crown! You both get to drive so think strategically ....

(POSTPONED until summer festival)
Historic tours of the Township

Take a self-guided tour of the township's historic buildings and sites
Gypsy moon


Kids and grown-ups can come and choose from a variety of designs... what will you be?

(POSTPONED until summer festival)
The Old School Tour

Take a step back in time while marvelling at the Old School's beautiful rebirth into a luxurious B&B

(POSTPONED until summer festival)
Vintage vehicles from the decades

More to be delivered soon... watch this space...

Local Business Support - thank you!

Without these local businesses, we wouldn’t be able to bring you an amazing festival, so thank you very much!  If your business would like to sponsor the festival or an individual event or service, please get in touch through one of our contact options at the bottom of the page, or check our Sponsor’s VIP Area package here.



Activities and Services

Find Us

Enfield Domain, 638 Weston-Ngapara Road, Enfield