The weather forecast will be closely monitored this week ahead of Waimate's Centrewood Spring Fete on Thursday.
The fete was originally scheduled for early October, however heavy rain forced the organisers to postpone the event.
Co-organiser Jo Sutherland said this week's event will be more exciting than ever.
"Centrewood Fete is a great day out for everyone," she said. "We have lots on offer this year."
The 120-year-old French designed homestead is surrounded by both English and native trees, roses and rhododendrons.
This year, there will be food demonstrations by Bevan Smith, of Riverstone Kitchen, and Alison Lambert, of the Otago Farmers' Market.
Bridget Elworthy will be hosting the gardening seminars and there will be an array of local food from Whitestone Cheese, Riverstone Kitchen, Waitaki Bacon and Ham and much more.
"Centrewood is centrally located and a great place to meet up with friends from far and wide," she said.
"Do a spot of Christmas shopping and have lunch in a beautiful garden setting."
There would be more than 130 stall holders within the gardens, she said.
This is the Centrewood Estate's third year hosting the fete.
"The reason why we started it was to help showcase what Otago and Canterbury had to offer and Centrewood garden is the perfect setting to do just that," she said.
The Fete will be held from 10am until 4pm at Centrewood Estate, Mill Rd, Waimate.