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…