About Evento

2017 Awards Show

Feilding High School's Wearable Art Show has become an iconic event in Feilding, attracting visitors to Feilding and the Manawatu from around the wider region.

It involves people of all ages from the young schoolchildren through to their parents, grandparents, friends and families. This year’s show is on Saturday July 29th 2017 and includes entries from many different schools.

Now in it's 21st year, Evento has grown in popularity from its humble beginnings and is now held at Manfeild Park Stadium with an audience of 2000 people. The show includes music, dance and performance art as well as wearable art, all created by secondary school students.

All Entrants will be featured in our, fabulously designed, full-colour EVENTO Programme, which is included free with every ticket.


EVENTO started in 1996 as a fundraiser for Feilding High School by the Parent Teachers Association. The Wearable Arts concept was a way for the school’s own students to turn their sewing skills into a performance of wearable art.

Very quickly the success of the event outgrew the Feilding High School Hall and a new venue was needed to accommodate the demand to view the outstanding quality of entries. Other schools around the Manawatu region were also asking to be involved.

The event was relocated to the Civic Centre in the Feilding town centre. This allowed ticket sales for 1000 guests to view the show. Other schools around the region started putting in student entries and local primary schools provided items of entertainment and wearable art.

After a number of successful years here, Evento again outgrew the venue and was moved to Manfeild Stadium. This huge arena accommodates tiered seating for 2000+ people and allowed the show to move to a whole new level of professionalism. Evento now has the opportunity to experiment with lighting, staging and effects and is able to continually surprise the audience with each year’s unique show.

Awards Night

Without the support of our sponsors we would not be able to reward our contestants, each of whom receives a goody bag in recognition of their hours of hard work in preparing for the show. We are very grateful to them. You can find a list of our sponsors here.

Prizes include:
1st, 2nd and 3rd for each section
A Performance Prize for each section that goes to the model.
A Recycling Award for each section for the best use of recycled materials.
2 Textile Awards; 1 for construction and 1 for innovative use of textiles
A Year 9 award
Hair and makeup: 2 awards
Design scholarship - $1500
Overall Runner up Award - A Bernette sewing machine
Supreme Award - Tickets for 2 to WOW, Accommodation and
breakfast for 2 nights at the Ibis in Wellington, AND a Bernette sewing machine!