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The ten day long Arrowntown Autumn Festival officially kicked off last Saturday with it’s annual Street Parade led by Ray White Arrowtown.

Being major sponsors of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival the team were invited to lead the annual Street Parade in their Ray White car.  It was a perfect and picturesque day outside the Ray White Arrowtown office as Buckingham Street came to life with a parade full of fabulous floats and colourful characters.

The Arrowtown Autumn Festival has been running since 1985 and attracts large numbers of locals and visitors alike.   Each year people come in droves to take in the stunning scenery and see festival attractions such as the street parade, the Arrow Miners Band play on the Old Red truck and the Buckingham Belles Can Can at the lunchtime entertainment. Many long held festival traditions like the Art Exhibition, the Grand Variety Concert, the Vintage Cars, the Shotover Country Music Concert and the Arrowtown Entertainers Musical remain very popular today. The festival has grown over the years and now sees around 50 events spread out over the 10 days.  It still remains very much a community festival with many locals and businesses also getting involved – whether it be through performing, volunteering or in some other way.

“Community groups and local businesses have been hard at work on their creations this year. It’s exciting to see, and I believe it is important we get involved and give back to our local community.” said Richard Newman of Ray White Arrowtown.

The Ray White Arrowtown office is located in Arrowtown’s historic main street and is the oldest real estate company in Arrowtown, bringing with it over 65 years of experience in real estate. Long established in their community, in addition to being a major sponsor of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival, Ray White Arrowtown also support the Arrowtown Bowling Club, Arrowtown Golf Club, Arrowtown Rugby Club, Arrowtown Primary School as well as making regular contributions to Ronald McDonald House.  For over 15 years they have also supported the annual Mens Bowling Tournament in town and the annual Ladies Golf Day – which attracts over 150 entrants and provides some great prizes each year.

Written by Ray White New Zealand

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