Regional Food Events: Jan / Feb 2021.A round up of food-focused events, festivals and celebrations happening in the next few months...
Bridge Pa Wine Festival, Hawke’s Bay, January 23rd
A celebration of all things grape held at the the largest wine growing area of the Hawkes Bay Bridge Pa Triangle.
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch, January 30th
The premier celebration of the stories and faces behind New Zealand's booming craft beer industry. Stage in the North of Hagley Park, it will host more than forty breweries, with more than 300 unique brews and ciders on tap all day.
First We Eat, Food & Wine Festival, Tauranga, January 30th
A brand new festival combining all the best things in life, food, beverages and music. NZ’s leading musicians including Dave Dobbyn and The Feelers join celebrity chefs Kasey & Kārena Bird alongside a host of food vendors, local brewers and wineries, from 12pm - 7pm at Wharepai Domain.
Gindulgence Gin Festival, Wellington 30th-31st Jan Christchurch 27th-28th Feb New Zealand's original single-site gin festival and indulge in an afternoon of tastings, distiller talks, cocktails, great local food and live entertainment.
Central Otago Craft Beer Festival, Alexandra, Sat 6th February
The 8th Central Otago craft beer, wine, food and music festival and this one is shaping up to go one better than the last held at Pioneer Park in Alexandra.
The Bay of Plenty Gincredible, Tauranga, 12th - 14th February
Back for its third year, a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and craft gin – distilled from a small number of artisan producers, gin masterclasses, plenty of G&T's and a host of local food vendors.
Wellington Wine & Food Festival, Waitangi Park. Sat 13th February
A day that brings together local cuisines, with local wineries, breweries the outdoors, great music and fun with friends. Affordable and delicious food options provided by top local restaurants with a $12 limit.
Sunsetter Food, Wine and Music Festival, Takapuna, Sat 13th February
Some of NZ's top wineries, breweries and eateries will dish up all the goods at Smales Farm in Takapuna, alongside an impressive selection of music.
Big Buzz Festival, Matakana, Sunday 14th February
A festival to celebrate all things honey and bees from the plate, to the health shop, to the garden, to cosmetics, conservation and beyond.
Banks Peninsula Festival, Lyttelton, Saturday 20th February
Nestled on the sun drenched side of Lyttelton Harbour, Orton Bradley Park plays home to the Banks Peninsula Festival: a vibrant showcase of music, food, beverage and culture from around the region.
Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival, Saturday 27th February
Ready for it's 16th year, a new venue at Lake Ruataniwha will host a day of tasting local salmon, plus beer and wine from a collection of the South Island's best craft breweries and boutique wineries.
Motueka Kai Fest, Sunday 28th February Held at the Goodman Reserve there will be entertainment stages, lots of kai with local flavours, a bar serving locally sourced drinks, performances from local Iwi & the circus plus workshops, educational initiatives and a cook off competition!