To celebrate International Hobbit Day on the 22nd of September 2017, Hobbiton™ Movie Set will be holding a special festival celebration.
Celebrate International Hobbit Day at Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk with a guided tour of the Shire. Hobbiton Movie Set is an experience to tantalise the senses as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire™, at the home of the Hobbits™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your guide escorts you through the twelve acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created.
The tour concludes at The Green Dragon Inn with ample time to relax in front of the open fires. The Green Dragon™ Inn was the meeting place for all residents of Hobbiton, who would gather in the warm surroundings of the bar to chatter about the day’s events. Indulge in a few beverages from our Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range, which encompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider or non-alcoholic ginger beer, all handcrafted and exclusive to Hobbiton™ Movie Set.
With a drink in hand you will have a chance to wander the Marketplace, a bustling, vibrant experience to tantalise the senses. Taste a real piece of New Zealand from individually themed stalls bursting with traditional Hobbit fare. The market stalls consist of New Zealand cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, cured meats, smoked fish, and of course fresh produce from the Hobbiton™ gardens just to name a few, the perfect appetiser before dinner. Throughout the evening there will be roaming entertainment mingling amongst the guests.
The buffet dinner will be served in the Party Marquee, a fully themed, venue with painted canvas exterior, vibrant bunting and colourful lanterns. The buffet table will be full of traditional Hobbit fare and as is the tradition in The Shire, second helpings are encouraged.
To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of the Shire. The trails will be illuminated by pathlighting and each guest will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.