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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.




November

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

Blondie Garden Party (Wooing Tree, Cromwell) Facebook

Day of the Dead Festival (Nelson) Facebook New for 2019

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

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

Fiesta Del Sol (Auckland) Facebook

Hobbiton Beer Festival (October/November in Matamata) www.hobbitontours.com

Kapiti Coast Strawberry Festival kapiticoastfestival.nz

Kapiti Food Fair www.kapitifoodfair.net

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

Marsden Cove Seafood Festival (Whangarei) Facebook (no festival 2019)

Mexfestival (Auckland) www.mexfestival.com

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

Ocean Vine Hop (Marlborough) www.oceanvinehop.co.nz (returns 2020)

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

Taste of Auckland (October/November)www.tasteofauckland.co.nz

Tauranga Food, Wine & Music Festival www.taurangafwm.co.nz New for 2019

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

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

Waihi Vegetarian Festival Facebook


December

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

Cromwell Cherry Festival www.cromwell.org.nz

Waimate Strawberry Fare www.waimatestrawberryfare.co.nz

Wanaka Beer Festival Facebook


January

Bridge Pa Wine Festival (Hawkes Bay) Facebook

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown) www.pinotcelebration.co.nz (returns 2019)

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

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Wellington) www.gindulgence.co.nz New for 2019

Gladstonebury Festival of Music, Craft, Food & Wine (Wairarapa) https://gladstonebury.co.nz

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

Ice Cream Sundae (Silo Park, Auckland) www.silopark.co.nz New for 2019

Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival Facebook

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 New for 2019



February

Art in the Olives Festival (Hastings) www.telegraphhill.co.nz

Auckland Vegan Food Festival by Auckland Food Truck Collective Facebook New for 2019

City of Ales (Auckland) Facebook

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

Hare Krishna Food Festival (Kumeu, Aucklnd) Facebook New for 2019

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival (Gore) www.moonshinefest.co.nz (returns 2019)

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

Kawhia Kai Festival Facebook

Mairangi Bay Food and Wine Festival Facebook New for 2019

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

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

MELTED Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Festival (Tauranga) www.melted.co.nz Festival cancelled for 2019

Nelson Wine and Food Festival www.richmondrotary.org.nz

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

Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival Facebook

Sarau Festival (Upper Moutere) www.saraufestival.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

Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival www.takapunafestival.co.nz

The Central Otago Craft Beer Festival (Alexandra) www.craftbeerfest.co.nz New for 2019

The Performance Arcade including Taste Arcade (Wellington, 23 February to 3 March) https://www.theperformancearcade.com New for 2019

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival www.twizel.info

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

Wine & Food Wind Down (Blenheim) www.vinesvillagecafe.co.nz

World On The Street food series (February & March in Silo Park, Auckland) https://silopark.co.nz New for 2019


March

Asian Food Festival (Takapuna, Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

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

European Wander Festival (Victoria Park, Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

Ferment! Fermentation Festival (Auckland) www.ferment.co.nz New for 2019

Food Forest & Wellbeing Festival (Kaiapoi) Facebook New for 2019

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

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Christchurch) www.gindulgence.co.nz New for 2019

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) https://eventskaikoura.co.nz/event/kegkoura/

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

MarchFest (Nelson) www.marchfest.com

Marton Harvest Festival Facebook

Multicultural Food Festival (Invercargill) Facebook New for 2019

Nelson Beer Week www.nbw.co.nz

New Zealand Coffee Festival www.nzcoffeefestival.co.nz

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

Princes Wharf Oyster Festival (Auckland) https://www.aucklandnz.com

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

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

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

The Performance Arcade including Taste Arcade (Wellington, 23 February to 3 March) https://www.theperformancearcade.com New for 2019

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival www.wairarapaharvestfestival.co.nz

Whangarei Fritter Festival Facebook

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

Wild Stock (Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

World On The Street food series (February & March in Silo Park, Auckland) https://silopark.co.nz New for 2019

April

A Taste of Matarangi www.atasteofmatarangi.co.nz

Berba Croatian Harvest Festival (Kumeu, Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

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

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

Feast Waikato www.waikatofoodinc.com New for 2019

Fermentation Fantasia (Christchurch) Facebook

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

Gisborne Beer Festival https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz New for 2019

GypsyFest (La Zeppa, Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

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

Motueka Kai Fest www.motuekakaifest.nz

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

The Smallest Beer Festival (Kapiti Coast) Facebook New for 2019


May

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival Facebook New for 2019

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

Coromandel Town Seafood Fest www.coromandelseafoodfest.com

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

Culture Feast (Hokitika) Facebook New for 2019

Feast Marlborough www.feastmarlborough.nz

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

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

Morningside Craft BeerFest (Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

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

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

Orleans & Oysters FEASTival (Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

South American Night Festival (Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival Facebook

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

Urban Harvest Festival (Christchurch) Facebook New for 2019


June

Auckland Beer Week Facebook

Auckland Wine Week https://www.aucklandwineweek.co.nz New for 2019

Chocolatte Chocolate & Coffee Festival (Christchurch) Facebook New for 2019

Dine Dunedin (June/July) https://dinedunedin.co.nz New for 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Winetopia (Auckland in June - part of Auckland Wine Week), & Wellington in July) www.winetopia.nz


July

Canterbury Truffle Festival www.canterburytrufflefestival.nz

Chocolate Festival (Wellington) www.chocolatefestival.co.nz (no festival 2019)

Craft'd Wine & Spirits Festival (Auckland - formerly NZ Boutique Wine Festival) https://craftd.global New for 2019

Dine Dunedin (June/July) https://dinedunedin.co.nz New for 2019

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby (July & August) https://eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz New for 2019

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

Freedom Food Truck Festival (Auckland) Facebook New for 2019

French Festival (Auckland) www.frenchfestival.nz

International French Fry Day at De Fontein in Auckland Facebook New for 2019

Pop Up Globe Winter Festival including A Festival Feast (Auckland) https://popupglobe.co.nz New for 2019

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

Winetopia (Auckland in June, Wellington in July) www.winetopia.nz

Winter Ales Festival (Wellington) www.winterales.co.nz


August

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

Beervana (Wellington) www.beervana.co.nz

Clicquot in the Snow (Queenstown) www.clicquotinthesnow.co.nz New for 2019

Colombian Day (Nelson) Facebook New for 2019

Dunedin Winter Beer Festival Facebook

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby (July & August) https://eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz New for 2019

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

Tauranga Coffee Festival Facebook

Taste Tauranga www.downtowntauranga.co.nz New for 2019

Visa Wellington On a Plate www.wellingtononaplate.com


September

Central Hawkes Bay Artisan Festival www.chbartisanfestival.co.nz

Culinary Cambridge www.cambridge.co.nz New for 2019

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

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

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival www.festival.portchalmers.com (returns 2019)

Russian Cultural Festival (Wellington) www.wellingtonrussianclub.org New for 2019

Vegan Vibes (Mount Maunganui) Facebook

Volkswagen Oktoberfest (Auckland) www.neuseeland.de

Whitianga Scallop Festival www.scallopfestival.co.nz (returns 2019)


October

A Festival of Beer (Blenheim) Facebook New for 2019

Akaroa Frenchfest www.akaroa.com (returns 2019)

Art of Wine (Auckland) www.greatlittlevineyards.com New for 2019

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

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

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

Hobbiton Beer Festival (October/November in Matamata) www.hobbitontours.com

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

Matakana Oyster Festival www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz

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

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

Oktoberfest (Lincoln, Christchurch) www.thelaboratory.co.nz New for 2019

Taste of Auckland (October/November) www.tasteofauckland.co.nz

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

Vegan Expo (Christchurch) www.veganexpo.co.nz (no expo 2019)

Westport Whitebait Festival 2019 Facebook

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