Oamaru On Fire will take place in the town’s historic precinct this evening.
Oamaru “On Fire” will be held from 6.30pm-9pm, featuring an evening of non-stop fire-themed family entertainment produced by professionals, for the whole family.
It will also feature live performances from local and international acts from around New Zealand.
Featuring lighting displays, smoke effects, controlled explosions, projected images and films.
The lighting show would be followed by performances by fire eaters, fire jugglers, amazing belly dancers and a masquerade march from local international artist Donna Demente, and include traction engines, motorbikes and hot rods plus demonstrations from the NZ fire service including the command unit.
It is something a bit different. It will showcase our town’s outstanding Victorian architecture to locals and visitors, Oamaru ‘On Fire’ is an idea that has just exploded into a major event, which in its first year was incredibly successful with over 3,400 people enjoying the evening.
It will be sensory overload and STILL at just $5 per head represents excellent value for money.
Yes, it’s winter, it will be cold, but it will be warming from the atmosphere created, the outstanding entertainment on offer and the food. . .
The town is also hosting a Steampunk Festival.
In honour of the festival Birdlands wine have produced some steam plonk – a Piston Noir.
Our grapes are sourced int he sund renched valleys of the mighty Waitaki river – “Where the scent of wild roses turns the milk to cream” – and they are transported by imaginary dirigible to the alluring, steamy atmosphere of the Birdlands winery.
The fruit is trampled by long-legged bronze goddesses to help impart the unique, smooth lip caressing texture.
The wine is subjects to a raging ferment and put through the harmonic frequency regulator to barrel for 16 months. Upon bottling it is corked immediately to seal this unique time capsule of potent suggestivity; or open to release the aromatic, full bodied, dusky piston noir.