All Star Tailgate Party
Tuesday 27 September 2011, 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
The final day of the festival gears up towards the much anticipated USA vs Italy Pool C RWC 2011 match, as the Richmond Park Showground’s gets set to host a traditional American Tailgate Party.
Tailgating Party: a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating build supporter connections and gain momentum to cheer on their team before attending the sporting event.
‘Park up and Party’ with an afternoon full of pre match activities, including classic kiwi games immersed with American tailgate traditions. Live music from the Gypsy Pickers, performances, facepainting and an opportunity to sample our excellent regional cuisine, beverages and hospitality round of the festival finale.
Food and Beverage Stalls
Eat, drink and be merry. Tasman’s finest authentic American themed food stall providers have teamed up with the best of classic kiwi cuisine stall holders to satisfy taste your buds. Alternatively, bring your own picnic and BBQ and fry it up American Tailgate style.
A selection of Richmond’s own Sprig n Fern beer, along with a selection of local wines will be on offer to quench the thirst.
Sport Tasman Activity Challenges
A selection of classic kiwi challenges will be on offer to test physical ability and mental patience. Complete all five challenges, and go in the draw to win a double pass to the Australia vs Russia game.
- Great Kiwi Gumboot Throw –heave the wobbly gumboot the furthest.
- Rugby Ball Target Toss – pass the ball through a giant rugby montage cut out.
- Rugby Ball Accuracy Kick – ‘closest to the pin’ rugby golf kicking challenge.
- Bike Skills Pump Track - seesaw, corner berm, roller and ramp two wheel bike challenge.
- Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt – use your navigational skills plus a couple of clues to canvas the showgrounds for six secret identifiable locations.
- ASB Aquatic Centre Fitness Challenge
Kiwi Crazy Race
Buddy up with a mate in a relay race featuring a three legged, sack and wheelbarrow component.
International Tug of War (USA vs Italy)
Show your international allegiance in the biggest tug of war competition ever to be competed for in Richmond.
Park n Ride
Unique to Nelson, the Allstar Tailgate Party will offer a ‘park up and ride’ service where USA themed team buses will safely transport fans to and from Trafalgar Park. This service will allow fans to enjoy RWC 2011 experience without the hassle associated with driving and parking in Nelson.
A 5.20pm and 6.20pm inbound service (Richmond to Nelson) and 9.40pm and 10.40pm outbound service (Nelson to Richmond) are scheduled. Park n Ride bus tickets can be purchased from the RIchmond Mall Information Kiosk.