"Running of the Sheep" - Te Kuiti
It's the largest Sheep Run in the world! In a quirky Kiwi version of the Pamplona Bull Run, Te Kuiti lets loose about 2000 sheep to run down the town's main street. The annual "Running of the Sheep" is usually held the weekend after Easter each year and is part of The Great New Zealand Muster, Te Kuiti's celebration of its status as "The Sheep Shearing Capital of the World". It's a traditional Kiwi Country Fair with shearing contests, sideshows, fairground rides, food stalls, live music, local arts and crafts and up to 100 stalls and exhibits - a free, fun event for the whole family!