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“it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 2018!

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

This Boutique Food and Wine Festival is in its 9th year in the Bay of Islands. This is “it!!” – the event not to be missed – Love it! Cook it! Drink it! Bite it! Sing it! A successful recipe of fantastic food, wine, entertainment and friendly locals all mixed up together in the Bay of Islands.

Along with mouthwatering food, award-winning vineyards, beer, and cider – we have lots of fun going on around the place – there are real kiwi competitions such as “Kina Sucking”, “Oyster Shucking and Eating” and of course “Pie Eating” – we are in Pai-hia after all.

Live music on stage all day which can be seen from all over the festival – it is a great friendly festival where you are never far from the action.

This years headline act is iconic Kiwi Band Fly My Pretties who will be led by frontman Barnaby Weir, who will be bringing a 12-person strong cast to Paihia for this performance.

This years headline act is iconic Kiwi Band Fly My Pretties who will be led by frontman Barnaby Weir. The 12-strong cast for the first Fly My Pretties performance in the Far North in over five years will see Barnaby Weir joined by longstanding members Iraia Whakamoe, James Coyle & Ryan Prebble (The Nudge), Jarney Murphy & Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds), Laughton Kora, Mike Fabulous, Bailey Wiley & Ria Hall. It is with great pleasure Age Pryor returns to the fold, and we welcome exciting Wellington-based vocalist Connor Moore for the first time.

Barnaby Weir
Bailey Wiley
Connor Moore
Ria Hall
Age Pryor
Iraia Whakamoe (The Nudge)
James Coyle (The Nudge)
Jarney Murphy (The Black Seeds)
Laughton Kora
Mike Fabulous
Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds)
Ryan Prebble (The Nudge)

Leading up to Fly My Pretties we have all day entertainment with Troy Kingi, AutoMatic80s and local band JPG.


Please note: You cannot bring food, alcohol or any other drinks into the festival. No animals allowed. No smoking within the Festival main area – there will be a smoking area set aside.

For the first time this year we are trying to become a zero waste event this year – please be mindful of this!


October 6, 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm