Annual Mangawhai Gala Day

Mangawhai Gala is held on 2nd January every year  

The Gala Day is designed for three main purposes:
  • provide the Mangawhai Community and visitors a fun carnival atmosphere with events, entertainment, music, rides, food and shopping 
  • give stallholders and concessionaires a great merchandising opportunity
  • major fund raising opportunity for the Domain (major part of annual income is from Gala Day)
Attendance is varies between 6500-7000 each year. 

The event is run entirely by about 100 volunteers and with significant support by the business community.

Gala Day hours:

06.00- gates open for stallholders

08.00 - last entry by stallholders [access gate will be closed and locked]

09.00 - nominal time for public entry (many come earlier - but we try and avoid conflict between public and stall-holder set-up).

14.00 - nominal close, but can be later or earlier depending on the public.

14.15 - start of volunteers clearing the field area to return it back to standard grounds area

17.00 - closure of the field, all cars and vans to be exited from field to car park area


Please click here for Location and Committee details or visit Zenbu

If you want to see this full screen click on "Menu" (bottom right) 
and then the symbol "Gala 2010 presentation" on left

A couple of Youtube links to the ever popular dog displays