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“it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 2022!
October 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
CANCELLED!!! “it!” Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival
Saturday 1st October 2022
Kia ora koutou,
We are really devastated to be bringing this news to you. We have had to make the heart-breaking and very difficult decision to cancel the event on the 1st Oct 2022. This is due to the severe weather conditions forecast, it poses a risk to the safety of festival goers/vendors/contractors/staff. We apologise for this, but the weather is out of control. After 2 years of having to cancel the event due to covid we had hoped the weather would be on our side. Those that have tickets already – Eventfinda are refunding them.
We love this festival and will be back in 2023.
Paihia Village Green, 11am – 6pm
This festival is in its 11th year, with limited ticket numbers you need to get in quickly
This Boutique Food and Wine Festival is hailed as the “best little festival of the North”!
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.
There is all day entertainment with all day entertainment with White Chapel Jak, Hipstamatics, Orongo Bay Garage Band, Tangent and more!
Along with mouth-watering food, award winning vineyards, beer, and cider – we have lots of fun!
There are real kiwi competitions such as “Kina Sucking”, “Oyster Shucking and Eating” and “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.
Kids. This is a family friendly festival with a children’s area where you will find Mike the Magician,
Polly Pockets giant bubbles and face painting. Under 5’s are free.
The Bay of Islands is a top holiday destination that has retained its small friendly feel – a great base
for so many different activities whether it be a hole in the rock cruise, parasail, lie on the beach, have
a swim, kayak, cycle the Twin Coast Cycle Trail or the Waitangi Mountain Bike, fish, sail, visit the
Birthplace of our nation at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, or walk one of the many spectacular tracks. Of
course, you can just sit in one of the many cafes or restaurants and enjoy the view!
Local Northland Wines are featured – Marsden Estate, Dancing Petrel, Rogue Vines to name a few!
A great selection of NZ beers and ciders.
A wide range of quality food and a great mix of cuisine from Aotearoa and further afield.
Fresh local produce features throughout the mix.
Some of the goodies on offer;
Seared Scallops, Fritters – either Mussel, Paua, Smoked Fish and Smoked Salmon on lightly toasted bread,
Smoked salmon/haloumi/chorizo on a skewer, Cheese boards, Steamed BBQ pork buns, Crispy prawn, Dumplings, Dim Sim, Fried bread Hungarian style with garlic and salt topped with watercress, walnut pesto, feta and tomato, French crepes, German Bratwurst and Austrian Cheesekrainer sausages in fresh buns.
REAL KIWI COMPETITIONS
“Oyster Shucking and Eating”
“Pie Eating” – we are in Pai-hia after all.
Register on the day just before the competitions.
See our Blog here
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!
Q. Can I bring my own chairs and gazebos?
A. Chairs – yes. Gazebos – no – as they block views. Acceptable is a shade umbrella or small shade for
kids as long as you place in a spot that does not obstruct peoples view of the stage and festival.
Q. Can I bring food and drink in?
A. No. All bags are checked. There is free water available. Bring an empty bottle to fill. Special
dietary requirements or baby/toddlers – talk to us. There is food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks
to purchase in there.
Q. What do I get for my ticket price?
A. Entry to the festival, 6 hours of live music, entertainment and fun!
Q. Are animals allowed?
Q. Can I smoke or vape at the festival?
A. Not in amongst the festival. We have a designated spot you can go and smoke and vape in within
the festival area.
Q. Do I get a glass for my wine?
A. Yes you get given a polycarbonate festival glass.