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 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

Auckland Indonesian Festival

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

Clyde Wine & Food Festival

Craft Beer Capital Hopstock (Wellington)

Food Show (Christchurch)

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

Melt Festival of Chocolate (Easter - Rotorua) 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)

Vegan Food Fair (Auckland) (?2018)


Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

Coromandel Seafood Fest Facebook

Food Show (Wellington)

NZ Hot Sauce Festival (Auckland) New

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival Facebook New for 2018

The Great NZ Food Show (Hamilton)


Auckland Beer Week New

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

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) or Facebook

Winetopia (Auckland)


A Mid Winter's Ale Festival (Rolleston, 22kms from Christchurch)

Bastille Day Street Festival (Remuera, Auckland)

Cadbury Chocolate Carnival (Dunedin)

Canterbury Truffle Festival

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings)

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (June/July in Hawke's Bay)

Food Show (Auckland)

Gizzy (Gisborne) Food Month Facebook

Tauranga Coffee Festival Facebook New

The Seriously Good Food Show (Tauranga)

Winetopia (Wellington)

Winter Ales Festival (Wellington)


Beervana (Wellington)

Chocolate Festival (Wellington) (? 2017)

Onam Vegetarian Festival (part of Restaurant Month in Auckland) New

Restaurant Month (Auckland)

Tutukaka Coast Boutique Beer Festival

Visa Wellington On a Plate

Wine & Food Celebration (Auckland)


BMW Oktoberfest (Auckland)

Beer & Bacon Festival (Auckland) New

CHB The Festival (Hawkes Bay)

FermentFest (Hamilton, moved from October to September)

Otahuhu Ethnic Food Festival (Auckland)

Pinot Palooza (festival of pinot noir in Auckland) Facebook New

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival (returns 2017)

The Coffee & Chocolate Show (Auckland)

Vegan Vibes (Mount Maunganui)

Whitianga Scallop Festival


Akaroa French Festival

Festival Italiano (Newmarket, Auckland)

it! Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival

JFC Food & Sake Expo (Auckland) New

Mexfestival (Auckland)

Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival New

NZ Cheese Month (nationwide)

Okere Falls Beer Fest (Rotorua)

Oktoberfest (Wellington)

Rosebank Oktoberfest (Christchurch)

Seafest (Kaikoura)

The Shakespeare Brewery's Annual Oktoberfest (Auckland)

Vegan Expo (Christchurch)

Waiheke Island of Wine Expo (Auckland)

Westport Whitebait Festival New

Whitebait Festival Haast New


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

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

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival

Wild Stock (Wellington) Facebook New for 2018

Wine & Food Wind Down (Blenheim)

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