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Easterfest?

​Easterfest is a free family festival in the beautiful location of Taupō, New Zealand. It is a pilgrimage opportunity for people to come and celebrate the most significant moment on the Christian calendar.

Easterfest is a weekend  hosted by the Churches of Taupō, created for individuals and families looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the unique message of Easter. Come join us and celebrate together!

Easterfest partners with the following Taupō churches to host a variety of events during the Easter holidays.

Disclaimer: During Easterfest please be aware video footage and photographs will be taken. If you have any concerns please contact the Festival Director.

A brief history

In 2015 Teri Walker approached the Taupo Ministers Group to see if we would support creating Easterfest in our place and context. Many of us had heard of a similar Australian festival by the same name and we were keen to explore what this could mean. As Churches we already had our own Easter programmes, in our own spaces and places. Easterfest enabled us to do what we already did plus, because of the scale of working together, we could do something even larger as well.
So in 2016 the very first incarnation of the festival many have grown to love was launched. Our programme began small as we took our first steps working together and wanting to do something truly special and unique here in Taupo. To our amazement things really took off. TVNZ came and did a story on Easterfest during our Good Friday Service, which gave us some incredible national exposure.
That really set the scene and it has been an amazing journey ever since.
This years Festival is the next step in our growth. We are excited to bring it to you. And we have great plans for 2020 and beyond…

"The country's first ever Easter festival is underway in Taupō over the weekend, and there are hopes it could go national"
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Sarah Wells | ONE NEWS

One of Taupō’s biggest family events celebrated every year, Easterfest is a weekend of celebrations hosted by the Churches of Taupō, giving our community a meaningful way to celebrate Easter.
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Deepika Sulekh | HENRY