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.




November

Beers at The Basin (Wellington) www.beersatthebasin.co.nz

Beervana (Wellington) www.beervana.co.nz

Day of the Dead Festival (Nelson) Facebook (No event 2020)

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings) www.ediblefashionawards.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

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

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to 30 October & 1 November)

Food Show (Auckland) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

Gisborne Beer Festival https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz (November 2020 and then 3 April 2021)

Hobbiton Beer Festival (Matamata) www.hobbitontours.com

Kapiti Coast Strawberry Festival www.kapiticoastfestival.nz

Manawatu Food Show (Palmerston North) www.manawatufoodshow.co.nz

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

South Island Beer Festival (Christchurch) www.sibf.nz

Taste of Auckland (October/November) Facebook (no festival 2020)

Tauranga Food, Wine & Music Festival www.taurangafwm.co.nz (Dates to be confirmed)

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

Toast Martinborough Wine, Food & Music Festival www.toastmartinborough.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Vegan Expo (Whangarei) www.veganexpo.co.nz

Vegan Expo (Christchurch) www.veganexpo.co.nz



December

Asian Food & Cultural Festival (Orewa) Facebook

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

Cromwell Cherry Festival Facebook

Waimate Strawberry Fare www.waimatestrawberryfare.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Wanaka Beer Festival Facebook


January

Bridge Pa Wine Festival (Hawkes Bay) Facebook

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown, 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2020) www.pinotcelebration.co.nz

Cromwell Food & Wine Festival www.cromwellheritageprecinct.co.nz

First We Eat (Tauranga) www.firstweeat.co.nz New for 2021

FitzRoy Family Fest (no Mussel Fest 2020) (Great Barrier Island) www.thebarrier.co.nz

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Wellington) www.gindulgence.co.nz

Gladstonebury Festival of Music, Craft, Food & Wine (Wairarapa) Facebook (on hold for 2020 pending new venue)

Hare Krishna Food Festival (Kumeu, Auckland) Facebook

Ice Cream Sundae (Silo Park, Auckland) www.silopark.co.nz

Kapiti Food Fair www.kapitifoodfair.net

Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival Facebook

Rose (as in wine) All Day (Auckland) www.aucklandnz.com New for 2020

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

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

Whakatane Seafood Festival www.whakataneseafoodfestival.nz

XX Fest (Auckland) Facebook New for 2020

February

Banks Peninsula Festival www.bankspeninsulafestial.co.nz New for 2020

Beer Appreciation Day Riverside (Taupo) Facebook New for 2020

Central Otago Craft Beer Festival (Alexandra) www.craftbeerfest.co.nz

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown, 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2020) www.pinotcelebration.co.nz

City of Ales 2020 (Auckland) Facebook

Food Forest & Wellbeing Festival (Kaiapoi) Facebook

Gincredible Gin Festival (Tauranga) www.bopginfestival.co.nz

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Auckland) www.gindulgence.co.nz New for 2020

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival (Gore) www.moonshinefest.co.nz (returns 2021)

International Kai Festival 2020 (Nelson) www.itson.co.nz

Japan Day Festival 2020 (Eden Park, Auckland) https://www.japanday.org.nz

Japanese Summer Festival (Whakatane) Facebook New for 2020

Kawhia Kai Festival Facebook

Mairangi Bay Food and Wine Festival Facebook

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

Meatstock - The Music & Barbecue Festival (Auckland) www.meatstock.co.nz

Nelson Wine and Food Festival www.nwff.co.nz and Facebook

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

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival www.outfieldfestival.co.nz (Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay) New for 2020

Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival Facebook ?2020

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

South Island Beer Festival (Christchurch) www.sibf.nz

Sunsetter Food, Wine & Music Festival (Takapuna, Auckland) www.sunsetterfestival.co.nz

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

Sustainable Food Festival (Kaponga) www.trc.govt.nz New for 2020

Tasman Asian Night Food Fair (Richmond, Nelson) Facebook New for 2020

The Big Buzz Festival (Matakana) www.thebigbuzz.nz New for 2021

Twilight in the Vines Wine and Food Festival (Ashburton) Facebook New for 2020

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival www.twizel.info

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

Wild Stock (Christchurch) Facebook New for 2020

Wild Stock (Wellington) Facebook New for 2020

March

Auckland Vegan Food Festival by Auckland Food Truck Collective Facebook

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

Food for Thought (Tauranga) Facebook (postponed until October 2020) New for 2020

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Christchurch) www.gindulgence.co.nz

Happy Hire's Eats & Beats (Kaiapoi) Facebook New for 2020

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

Hawkes Bay Beer Week Facebook New for 2020

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

Hokitika Wild Food Festival www.wildfoods.co.nz

Kegkoura Craft Beer Festival (Kaikoura) Facebook

Mangawhai Food & Wine Festival www.mangawhai.co.nz (no festival 2020, may return 2021)

MarchFest (Nelson) www.marchfest.com

Marton Harvest Festival Facebook

Multicultural Food Festival (Invercargill) Facebook

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

Parapine BBQ & Beer Fest (Upper Hutt) Facebook New for 2020

SOBA Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival (Taranaki), see SOBA Taranaki (moved to October 2020)

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

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (Hamilton) www.greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz New for 2020

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

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival www.wairarapaharvestfestival.co.nz

Whangarei Fritter Festival Facebook

Whiskey Galore's Dramfest (Christchurch) Facebook (returns 2020)


April

A Taste of Matarangi www.atasteofmatarangi.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Beer-a-Palooza (Napier) Facebook (Postponed 2020)

Berba Croatian Harvest Festival (Kumeu, Auckland)

Better Food Fair, part of Go Green Expo (Auckland) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz (Rescheduled to 31 October & 1 November 2020)

Clyde Wine & Food Festival www.promotedunstan.org.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Feast Waikato www.waikatofoodinc.com

Food Show (Christchurch) www.foodshow.co.nz (Cancelled 2020, returns April 2021)

Gisborne Beer Festival https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz (November 2020 and then 3 April 2021)

Pie, Pint & Pinot (part of Arrowtown Autumn Festival) www.arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz (Cancelled 2020)


May

Bluff Oyster & Food Festival www.bluffoysterfest.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Coromandel Town Seafood Fest www.coromandelseafoodfest.com (Cancelled 2020)

Craft Beer Capital Hopstock (Wellington) https://www.craftbeercapital.com (Cancelled 2020)

Feast Marlborough www.feastmarlborough.nz (Postponed 2020)

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to 30 October & 1 November)

NZ Hot Sauce Festival (Auckland) https://www.firedragonchillies.co.nz

The Chardonnay Affair (Gisborne) www.thechardonnayaffair.co.nz (Cancelled 2020, returns 2021)

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival (Postponed 2020)

The Great NZ Food Show (Hamilton) www.greatnzfoodshow.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Urban Harvest Festival (Christchurch) Facebook



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June

Auckland Beer Week Facebook (Rescheduled to August)

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (Hawke's Bay) www.fawc.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Feast Festival (Taranaki) www.feastival.co.nz

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

Winetopia (Auckland) www.winetopia.nz (Rescheduled to October 2020)


July

Canterbury Truffle Festival www.canterburytrufflefestival.nz (no festival 2020)

Chocolate Festival (Wellington) www.chocolatefestival.co.nz (no festival 2020)

Craft'd Wine Festival (Auckland - formerly NZ Boutique Wine Festival) https://craftd.global (Rescheduled to September)

Dine Dunedin (June/July) https://dinedunedin.co.nz (Rescheduled to August)

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby (July & August) https://eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz (no festival 2020)

Food Show (Auckland) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (Auckland) www.gabsfestival.com (Cancelled 2020)

Winetopia (Wellington) www.winetopia.nz (Rescheduled October 2020)

Winter Ales Festival (Wellington) www.winterales.co.nz (Rescheduled to September)


August

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

Auckland Beer Week Facebook (Rescheduled to August)

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival Facebook (Rescheduled August 2020)

Dine Dunedin (June/July) https://dinedunedin.co.nz (Rescheduled to August)

Dunedin Winter Beer Festival Facebook

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby (July & August) https://eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz (no festival 2020)

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings) www.ediblefashionawards.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

Tauranga Coffee Festival Facebook ?2020

September

Culinary Cambridge www.cambridge.co.nz (Postponed 2020)

Eat. Taste. Central (September - October, Central Otago) www.centralotagonz.com

Ferment Fest (Hamilton) www.waikatofoodinc.com New for 2020

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival www.festival.portchalmers.com (Returns 2021)

Russian Cultural Festival (Wellington) www.wellingtonrussianclub.org (No festival 2020)

The Seriously Good Food Show (Tauranga) www.seriouslygoodfoodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to June 2021)

Whitianga Scallop Festival www.scallopfestival.co.nz (returns 2021)

Winter Ales Festival is now Winter Ales Trail (Wellington) www.winterales.co.nz (Rescheduled to September)


October

Akaroa Frenchfest www.akaroa.com (Returns 2021)

Art of Wine (Auckland) www.greatlittlevineyards.com (Returns 2021)

Craft'd Spirits Festival (Auckland) https://craftd.global (Returns 2021)

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

Eat. Taste. Central (September - October, Central Otago) www.centralotagonz.com

First Light Wine & Food Festival (Gisborne) www.firstlightwineandfood.co.nz

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to 30 October & 1 November)

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

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

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

Matakana Oyster Festival www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

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

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

Oktoberfest (Tauranga) Facebook New for 2020

Oktoberfest (Lincoln, Christchurch) www.thelaboratory.co.nz

Taste of Auckland (October/November) Facebook (no festival 2020)

Vegan Vibes (Mount Maunganui) Facebook

Visa Wellington On a Plate www.wellingtononaplate.com

Westport Whitebait Festival Facebook

Winetopia (Wellington) www.winetopia.nz (Rescheduled October 2020)

Winetopia (Auckland) www.winetopia.nz (Rescheduled to October 2020)