Regional Food Events: Feb / MarchA round up of food-focused events and festivals happening in the next few months...
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch, January 30th, North Hagley Park
The premier celebration of NZ's booming craft beer industry with more than forty breweries, 300 unique brews and ciders on tap all day.
First We Eat, Food & Wine Festival, Tauranga, January 30th, Wharepai Domain.
A brand new festival where Dave Dobbyn and The Feelers join celebrity chefs Kasey & Kārena Bird alongside local food vendors, brewers and wineries.
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
A boutique celebration of food, entertainment and craft gin – distilled from a small number of artisan producers, gin masterclasses and local food.
Wellington Wine & Food Festival, Waitangi Park. Sat 13th February
Local cuisines, wineries and breweries brought together with great music. Affordable 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, Orton Bradley Park
Nestled on the sun drenched side of Lyttelton Harbour, you'll find a vibrant showcase of music, food, beverage and culture from around the region.
Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival, Saturday 27th February, Lake Ruataniwha
In it's 16th year, 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.
Essence of Tairāwhiti, Saturday 27th February, Gisborne 3pm - 8pm. A festival experience that includes a large array of local growers, producers and entertainment alongside educational masterclasses and demo's by chefs, hunters, gatherers and artisan winemakers.
Motueka Kai Fest, Sunday 28th February, Goodman Reserve
A celebration of kai with a focus on connecting the Motueka community, building resilience and coming together to appreciate local water, soil, climate and people.
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