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Food, Wine and Beer Festivals


A list of food, wine and beer festivals - follow this festival link for a list of all festivals around NZ.

May

Bluff Oyster & Food Festival www.bluffoysterfest.co.nz

Coromandel Seafood Fest Facebook

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz

NZ Hot Sauce Festival (Auckland) www.sweatshopbrew.co.nz New

The Great NZ Food Show (Hamilton) www.greatnzfoodshow.co.nz


June

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (June/July Hawke's Bay) www.fawc.co.nz

GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (Auckland) www.gabsfestival.com

NZ Boutique Wine Festival (Auckland) www.boutiquewine.co.nz

Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Festival (Rotorua) www.okerefallsstore.co.nz

SOBA Winter Ale Festival (Wellington) www.soba.org.nz (?2017)

Winetopia (Auckland) www.winetopia.nz


July

A Mid Winter's Ale Festival (Rolleston, 22kms from Christchurch) www.canterburybeerfestival.co.nz

Bastille Day Street Festival (Remuera, Auckland)

Cadbury Chocolate Carnival (Dunedin) www.chocolatecarnival.co.nz

Canterbury Truffle Festival www.canterburytrufflefestival.nz (July/August)

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings) www.ediblefashionawards.co.nz

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (June/July in Hawke's Bay) www.fawc.co.nz

Food Show (Auckland) www.foodshow.co.nz

Gizzy (Gisborne) Food Week Facebook

The Seriously Good Food Show (Tauranga) www.seriouslygoodfoodshow.co.nz

Whanganui Food Show www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz

Winetopia (Wellington) www.winetopia.nz


August

Beervana (Wellington) www.beervana.co.nz

Better Food Fair, part of Go Green Expo (Christchurch) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz New

Caffeination (Wellington) www.cmnzl.co.nz cancelled

Canterbury Truffle Festival www.canterburytrufflefestival.nz (July/August)

Chocolate Festival (Wellington) www.chocolatefestival.co.nz

Restaurant Month (Auckland) www.heartofthecity.co.nz

Visa Wellington On a Plate www.wellingtononaplate.com


September

BMW Oktoberfest (Auckland) www.oktoberfest.co.nz

Brewtoberfest (Brew on Quay in Auckland) New

CHB The Festival (Hawkes Bay) www.thefestival.org.nz

Festival Italiano (Newmarket, Auckland) www.festivalitaliano.co.nz

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival www.festival.portchalmers.com (returns 2017)

Snapafest (Nelson) www.snapafest.co.nz New

The Coffee & Chocolate Show (Auckland) www.chocolatecoffeeshow.co.nz

Tutukaka Coast Boutique Beer Festival

Vegan Vibes (Mount Maunganui) New

Vegetarian Food & Lifestyle Expo (Christchurch) www.vegetarianexpo.org.nz

Whitianga Scallop Festival www.scallopfestival.co.nz

Wine & Food Celebration (Auckland) www.event.foodandwine.co.nz New


October

Akaroa French Festival www.akaroa.com

Bannockburn Bud Burst Festival www.cromwell.org.nz New

Carterton Chocolate Festival www.cartertonec.co.nz New

FermentFest (Hamilton) www.waikatofoodinc.com New

Gisborne Wine & Food Festival www.gisbornewineandfoodfestival.co.nz including Beats, Bites & Brews

it! Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival paihianz.co.nz

Mexfestival (Auckland) www.mexfestival.com New

NZ Cheese Month (nationwide) www.nzsa.org.nz

Okere Falls Beer Fest (Rotorua) www.okerefallsstore.co.nz

Oktoberfest (Wellington) www.oktoberfest.co.nz

Orangetoberfest (Christchurch) New

Otahuhu Ethnic Food Festival (Auckland) www.foodfestival.co.nz

Rosebank Oktoberfest (Christchurch)

Seafest (Kaikoura) www.seafest.co.nz

The Shakespeare Brewery's Annual Beer Fest (Auckland) New

Waiheke Island of Wine Expo (Auckland) www.waihekewine.co.nz


November

Art in the Olives Festival www.telegraphhill.co.nz (Hastings) part of F.A.W.C. New

Blues, Brews & BBQs (Blenheim) (may return 2017)

Budburst Natural Wine & Food Festival (Wellington) www.budburst.nz New

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival www.dunedinbeerfest.co.nz

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (Hawkes Bay) www.fawc.co.nz

Kapiti Coast Festival (incorporating Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival) kapiticoastfestival.nz New

New Zealand Cider Festival (Nelson) www.nzciderfestival.com New

Rising Can Festival (Whitianga) www.hotwaterbrewingco.com

Taste of Auckland www.tasteofauckland.co.nz

Te Matuku Oyster Festival iticket (Waiheke Island) New

The Federal Street Festival (Auckland)

Toast Martinborough Wine, Food & Music Festival www.toastmartinborough.co.nz

Waiheke Olive & Artisan Food Festival (no festival 2016) www.waihekeolivefestival.co.nz


December

Christchurch/South Island Wine & Food Festival www.winefestival.co.nz

Kapiti Food Fair www.kapitifoodfair.net

Waimate Strawberry Fare www.waimatestrawberryfare.co.nz


January

Auckland Seafood Festival www.aucklandseafoodfestival.co.nz

Bridge Pa Wine Festival (Hawkes Bay)

Beast of a Feast (Mt Maunganui) New

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown) www.pinotcelebration.co.nz (returns 2018)

Cromwell Cherry Festival www.centralotagonz.com

Cromwell Food & Wine Festival www.cromwell.org.nz

Great FitzRoy Mussel Fest (Great Barrier Island) www.thebarrier.co.nz

Raglan Arts Weekend and Little Food Fest www.raglanartscentre.co.nz

Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival Facebook

Sarau Festival (Upper Moutere) www.saraufestival.co.nz

Summer Beer Festival Queenstown New

Tairua School Wine & Food Festival www.tairuawineandfood.co.nz

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (Christchurch) www.greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz


February

Beer Day Out (Hastings) New

Clevedon Jazz, Wine & Food Festival Facebook

Coromandel Mussel Festival www.musselkitchen.co.nz New

Greater Wellington Brew Day (Upper Hutt) www.brewday.co.nz

International Kai Festival (Nelson) www.itson.co.nz

Kawhia Kai Festival

Maketu Kaimoana Festival www.maketukaimoana.co.nz (no festival 2017) (Camping & Kaimoana in Maketu blog post)

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival (Blenheim) www.wine-marlborough-festival.co.nz

Nelson Wine and Food Festival www.bwff.co.nz

North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival (The Hunting Lodge, Waimauku, Auckland) New

Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival (Whakatane) www.sunshineandaplate.nz

The Great Out West Brew Fest (? 2017)

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival www.twizel.info

Wine & Food Wind Down (Blenheim) Facebook New


March

Auckland Coffee Festival www.aucklandcoffeefestival.co.nz

Beer Appreciation Day (Havelock North) www.beerappreciationday.co.nz

Beer Day Out (Hastings) New

CheeseFest (Auckland) www.cheeselovers.co.nz (returns 2018)

Chocol'Art Festival (Wairarapa) (returns 2017?) Facebook

Gibbston Wine & Food Festival (Queenstown Gardens) www.gibbstonwineandfood.co.nz

Harcourts Mangere Bridge Food & Wine Festival Facebook

Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz

Heritage Harvest Festival (Riverton) www.sces.org.nz

Hokitika Wild Food Festival www.wildfoods.co.nz

Kegkoura Craft Beer Festival (Kaikoura) www.emporiumbrewing.co.nz New

Mangawhai Food & Wine Festival www.mangawhai.co.nz

MarchFest (Nelson) www.marchfest.com

Matakana Wine, Beer & Food Festival

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival www.ncwineandfood.co.nz

The Oyster Festival (Auckland) www.theculpeper.co.nz New

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival www.wairarapaharvestfestival.co.nz

Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival www.wineandfoodfestival.co.nz

Whangarei Fritter Festival Facebook

Whiskey Galore's Dramfest (Christchurch) (returns 2018) www.dramfest.co.nz


April

A Taste of Matarangi www.atasteofmatarangi.co.nz

Akaroa Harvest Festival www.akaroa.com

Auckland Indonesian Festival www.aucklandindonesianfestival.com

Better Food Fair, part of Go Green Expo (Auckland) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz New

Clyde Wine & Food Festival www.promotedunstan.org.nz

Craft Beer Capital Hopstock (Wellington)

Food Show (Christchurch) www.foodshow.co.nz

Hop'N'Vine Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival (Invercargill) www.hopnvine.co.nz New

Pie, Pint & Pinot (part of Arrowtown Autumn Festival) www.arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz

SOBA Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival (Taranaki), see SOBA Taranaki

The Great Pumpkin Carnival (Hamilton) www.thegreatpumpkincarnival.co.nz

Vegan Food Fair (Auckland)

Waiheke Island Wine & Food Festival www.festival.waihekewine.co.nz


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