The Hilux NZ Rural Games are being held in Queenstown next weekend.
They start with the Running of the Wools and a waka race on Friday February 6th.
A variety of other events including dog trials, wood chopping, speed shearing, speed hand milking, gum boot throwing, cherry stone spitting, highland games, coal shovelling, tree climbing and wine barrel rolling will take place on the Saturday and Sunday.
There will be opportunities for crowd participation.
An outdoor concert starring Jody Direen, James Reid of the Feelers and the Topp Twins will take place on Saturday evening.
You can buy tickets in advance or pay a bit more on the day.
I chair the trust which is running the Games.