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.


Auckland Indonesian Festival

BMW Oktoberfest (Auckland)

CHB The Festival (Hawkes Bay)

Eat. Taste. Central (September - October, Central Otago) New for 2018

Otahuhu Food Festival (Auckland)

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival (returns 2019)

Tastes of the North - Craft Beer, Food and Wine (Pahia) New for 2018

Vegan Vibes (Mount Maunganui)

Whitianga Scallop Festival (returns 2019)


Akaroa Frenchfest (returns 2019)

Eat. Taste. Central (September - October, Central Otago) New for 2018

Festival Italiano (Newmarket, Auckland)

First Light Wine & Food Festival (Gisborne) New for 2018

it! Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival

Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival

Mexfestival (Auckland)

NZ Cheese Month (nationwide)

Okere Falls Beer Fest (Rotorua)

Rosebank Oktoberfest (Christchurch)

The Coffee & Chocolate Show (Auckland)

The Shakespeare Brewery's Annual Oktoberfest (Auckland)

Vegan Expo (Christchurch)

Westport Whitebait Festival Facebook


Art in the Olives Festival (Hastings) part of F.A.W.C.

Bikes, Bands & BBQS (Auckland) New

Central Districts Wine & Food Show (Palmerston North) Facebook New

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (Hawkes Bay)

Fiesta Del Sol (Auckland) Facebook New

Hobbiton Beer Festival (Matamata) New for 2018

Kapiti Coast Festival (incorporating Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival)

New Zealand Cider Festival (Nelson)

Ocean Vine Hop (Marlborough) New

St Francis Wine & Food Festival (Auckland) Facebook New

Taste of Auckland

Te Matuku Oyster Festival (Waiheke Island) (returns 2018)

Toast Martinborough Wine, Food & Music Festival


Beers at The Basin (Wellington) New

Christchurch/South Island Wine & Food Festival

Cromwell Cherry Festival

Kapiti Food Fair

Waimate Strawberry Fare


Bridge Pa Wine Festival (Hawkes Bay)

Beast of a Feast (Mt Maunganui)

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown) (returns 2018)

Cromwell Food & Wine Festival

Gladstonebury Festival of Music, Craft, Food & Wine (Wairarapa) New for 2018

Great FitzRoy Mussel Fest (Great Barrier Island)

Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival Facebook New for 2018

Sarau Festival (Upper Moutere)

Summer Beer Festival (Queenstown)

Tairua School Wine & Food Festival

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (Christchurch)

Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival (moved from March to January)


Chow & Tipple Food, Wine & Beer Festival (Cambridge) New for 2018

Clevedon Jazz, Wine & Food Festival Facebook (returns 2019)

Coromandel Oyster Fest

Greater Wellington Brew Day (Upper Hutt)

International Kai Festival (Nelson)

Kawhia Kai Festival

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival (Blenheim)

Meatstock - The Music & Barbecue Festival (Auckland) New for 2018

Nelson Wine and Food Festival

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

Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival Facebook

Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival (Whakatane) (February/March)

Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival New for 2018

The Central Otago Craft Beer Festival (Alexandra) New for 2019

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

Wild Stock (Wellington) Facebook New for 2018

Wine & Food Wind Down (Blenheim)


Auckland Coffee Festival

Beer Appreciation Day (Havelock North)

Burning Lamb (Auckland) New for 2018

Gibbston Wine & Food Festival (Queenstown Gardens) (returns 2019)

Harcourts Mangere Bridge Autumn Festival

Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival

Heritage Harvest Festival (Riverton)

Hokitika Wild Food Festival

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival (Gore) (returns 2019)

Kaimoana at the Park (Napier) New for 2018

Kegkoura Craft Beer Festival (Kaikoura)

Mangawhai Food & Wine Festival

MarchFest (Nelson)

Marton Harvest Fair Facebook New for 2018

Melt Festival of Chocolate (Easter - Rotorua) New for 2018

Nelson Beer Week New for 2018

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

Oyster Festival (Princes Wharf, Auckland) New for 2018

Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival (Whakatane) (February/March)

Waiheke Island Wine & Food Festival (returns March 2019)

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival

Whangarei Fritter Festival Facebook

Whiskey Galore's Dramfest (Christchurch) Facebook (returns 2018)


A Taste of Matarangi

Better Food Fair, part of Go Green Expo (Auckland)

Clyde Wine & Food Festival

Craft Beer Capital Hopstock (Wellington)

Fermentation Fantasia (Christchurch) Facebook New for 2018

Food Show (Christchurch)

Gin Jubilee (Auckland) New for 2018

Hop'N'Vine Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival (Invercargill)

Melt Festival of Chocolate (Easter - Rotorua) New for 2018

Motueka Kai Fest New for 2018

Pie, Pint & Pinot (part of Arrowtown Autumn Festival)

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

The Great Pumpkin Carnival (Hamilton)

The Smallest Beer Festival (Paekakariki) Facebook New for 2018


Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

Coromandel Seafood Fest Facebook

Feast Marlborough New for 2018

Food Show (Wellington)

International Food and Culture Festival (Whangarei) New for 2018

NZ Hot Sauce Festival (Auckland)

Pinot & Prosciutto (various locations) New for 2018

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival Facebook New for 2018

The Great NZ Food Show (Hamilton)

The World of Wine Festival (Auckland) New for 2018


Auckland Beer Week Facebook

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings) (moved from July - June 2018)

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (Hawke's Bay)

Feastival - Taranaki Restaurant Week New for 2018

GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (Auckland)

Le Renault French Festival (held in Auckland and Wellington in June) New for 2018

NZ Boutique Wine Festival (Auckland)

Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Festival (Rotorua)

The Seriously Good Food Show (Tauranga - June/July)

The Smallest Beer Festival (Paekakariki, April & June 2018) Facebook New for 2018

Winetopia (Auckland & Wellington)


A Mid Winter's Ale Festival (Cathedral Square, Christchurch)

Bastille Day Street Festival (Remuera, Auckland)

Canterbury Truffle Festival

Chocolate Festival (Wellington) Returns 2018

Food Show (Auckland)

Gintopia - A Festival of Gin (Wellington) Facebook New for 2018

Meadowfresh NZ Latte Art Championship (Auckland) New for 2018

Moonshine by the River (Riverhead, Auckland) Facebook New for 2018

Moveable Feasts (July/August, Nelson) New for 2018

Tauranga Coffee Festival Facebook

The Seriously Good Food Show (Tauranga June/July)

WAI.TAI and Kai (part of Matariki Festival, Maritime Museum in Auckland) New for 2018

Winter Ales Festival (Wellington)


American Express Restaurant Month incorporating The Curious Food Festival (Auckland)

Beervana (Wellington)

Dunedin Winter Beer Festival Facebook New for 2018

Moveable Feasts (July/August, Nelson) New for 2018

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen's Annual Brew Fest (Auckland) New for 2018

Taste Tauranga Tapas Trail New for 2018

Tutukaka Coast Boutique Beer Festival (returns 2019)

Visa Wellington On a Plate

Wine & Food Celebration (Auckland)

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