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2016 New Zealand 2016
Food Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

(see also: 2017 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2010)

January 29-Feb 1, 2016  ASB Auckland Seafood Festival
Auckland, New Zealand
Savour four glorious days of New Zealand’s most celebrated seafood, live music and celebrity chef demonstrations on Halsey Wharf in the Heart of the City. With breath-taking views of the Waitemata Harbour and an array local flavours luring you in, you’re sure to be hooked.

February 13, 2016  Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
Marlborough, New Zealand
New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.  Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards – Brancott Vineyard. For the wine aficionados there are two wine tutorials from the region’s leading winemakers and for the budding fashionistas the very popular Fashion in the Vines competitions. The very successful Culinary Pavilion will yet again host a bevvy of celebrity chef and cooking demonstrations for the most discerning foodies. Day long kiwi entertainment cap this unique vineyard festival.

February 28, 2016  The Man O'War Summer Lunch
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust fundraiser.  Waiheke's only tasting room on the beach provides a wonderful, idyllic setting to our annual fundraiser on the island.  Catering to both locals and 'mainlanders' who love fine food, sunshine and of course wonderful Man O'War wines, this event is a sought after soirée on the summer calendar. The event returns again with the biggest and best lineup of chefs & restaurants to date.

February 28-March 31, 2016
Devonport Food & Wine Festival
Devonport, New Zealand
Every March come and join us in Devonport for the annual festival showcasing produce and wines found around Devonport, Tasmania.  The Devonport Food & Wine Festival celebrates and enhances food and wine excellence through the delivery of and focus on Tasmanian produce. The Festival unites the industry from paddock to plate by demonstrating an unwaivering passion and high level of expertise that has seen Tasmania labelled “The Food Bowl of Australia”.

March 1, 2016  NZ Champions of Cheese Awards
Auckland, New Zealand
The NZ Champions of Cheese Awards are run by the NZ cheese industry for the NZ cheese industry.The entire event is managed and promoted by an independent company and assisted administratively by the secretary of the NZSCA Inc. The Awards are judged independently by an expert team of NZ judges and an international Master judge, Russell Smith to ensure professionalism, expert knowledge and credibility.

March 2, 2016  Countdown CheeseFest
Auckland, New Zealand
The event all cheeselovers salivate over is back in 2016, where the country’s finest cheesemakers come together to showcase their award winning creations.  Countdown CheeseFest will be hosted at The Langham Auckland’s Great Room.  This is the ultimate New Zealand cheese experience, giving you a unique opportunity to meet the faces behind your favourite brands, and enjoy free samples of our country’s top cheese as part of the 2016 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.  As well as discovering and tasting award-winning products, there is also the ‘famous’ cheese sale tables where New Zealand’s best cheese can be bought at great prices.


March 5, 2016  Auckland Coffee Festival
Auckland, New Zealand
Like most New Zealanders, coffee is what keeps us alive. Invigorated and able. Coffee drives inspiration and is the backbone of the 9-to-5. Auckland Coffee Festival celebrates our love affair with this beautiful little bean.  The Auckland Coffee Festival and Shed 10 will be paying homage to New Zealand’s vibrant coffee scene. An eclectic mix of coffee, food & music for one of the most fitting festivals for Auckland City.

March 5, 2016  The Great Craft Beer Taste Off
Wellington, New Zealand
Icy Wingz Events and the Black Dog Brewery are delighted to announce The Great Craft Beer Taste Off "home" clash - New Zealand v Australia at the Black Dog Brewery, 17 -19 Blair Street, Wellington.  No labels, no branding just YOU tasting the beer! Can New Zealand take out the event on home soil? You decide.

March 5-6, 2016  Matakana Wine and Food Festival
Matakana, New Zealand
The inaugural Matakana Wine and Food Festival will be held at the Matakana Country Park.  The 2016 event will allow ticket holders to experience the very best that our region has to offer and in addition to local entertainment acts will include stalls from the wineries of Matakana, craft breweries, restaurants, cafes and artisan food producers. (also: )

March 12, 2016  27th Annual Wildfoods Festival
Hokitika, New Zealand
The Wildfoods Festival has become an iconic and premier special event in New Zealand, celebrating Hokitika and the wild foods of the West Coast. This year's festival will be a return to our knitting and grassroots, concentrating the event into a dynamic one day.  Attendance: 15,000

March 13, 2016  Taste the Harvest
Devonport, New Zealand
The aim of the festival is to celebrate the diversity of fantastic produce that is available on the North West Coast.  Taste the Harvest offers stalls for local eateries and wineries, while Tasmania’s key fruit and vegetable producers exhibit in the agricultural tent.  Taste the Harvest prides itself on being a family friendly event. We offer a wide range of entertainment – for the young and the young at heart.

March 16-17, 2016  Future Farms Conference
Palmerston, New Zealand
Why attend NZ Future Farms?  • Get insights into the future of New Zealand’s agri-sector  • Gain all-round insights on technology, business, health & safety and governance from farmers, agri-consultants and agri-tech companies  • In a nutshell, future-proof your farm!!  Small-hold farmers pay $195 provided they register with an Expression of Interest.

March 21-22, 2016  Food Safety & Compliance Conference
Auckland, New Zealand
Food safety is a cornerstone of any company involved in the preparation, manufacture, distribution and sale of food products and must be acknowledged as an important part of operations and strictly adhered to.  There is nothing more damaging to the trust and reputation of a company than an incident where food safety standards have slipped and illness or contamination has occurred.  Join industry insiders as they discuss what developmental opportunities are there for food manufacturers, how to handle compliance costs, mitigate the risks posed by the global food supply chain.

April 2, 2016  Waiheke Wine & Food Festival
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
A Celebration of Artisan wine and food on Waiheke Island. Includes wines, cheeses, seafood, samosas, lamb, south African steak kebabs, salsa, local beer, olives, cooking demonstrations and much more.

April 8-10, 2016  The Food Show 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand's national food and wine event.  New Zealand loves The Food Show. It's where we go to stock up on the best food, drink, and kitchen equipment and learn how to cook like a star at home.

May 21, 2016  Bluff Oyster and Food Festival
Bluff, New Zealand
The salty seaside township of Bluff is home to this festive winter event.  Complementing the sumptuous Bluff Oyster is a variety of seafoods and local fare, all washed down with great southern ales. Enjoy live music and friendly competitions.

June 18, 2016  GABS Beer & Food Fest
Auckland, New Zealand
Great Australian Beer Spectacular (GABS)  Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in 2016.  One of the best beer festivals in the world!  GABS Festival Beers are new beers brewed especially for, and exclusively released at, GABS by leading breweries in Australia, New Zealand along with other invited international breweries.

June 26-28, 2016  Fine Food New Zealand 2016
Auckland, New Zealand

July 28-31, 2016  The Food Show
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's national food and wine event.  New Zealand loves The Food Show. It's where we go to stock up on the best food, drink, and kitchen equipment and learn how to cook like a star at home.

August 12-13, 2016  Beervana
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's premier beer and food event for people who love the good life.  Beervana is New Zealand’s largest celebration of the craft of brewing. The event aims to create and educate converts to great beer. Over two days we offer 200+ brews from 80+ breweries, matched cuisine from Wellington’s top restaurants, and 20 fun and informative seminars to build the case for beer. We want every brewery in New Zealand involved, and welcome our beer loving cousins from other countries to join in the fun too.

August 12-28, 2016  Wellington on a Plate
Wellington, New Zealand
The festival centrepiece is DINE Wellington, a fortnight where some 100 of the region's finest eateries offer lunchtime set menus and delectable dinner deals. This year will also see the return of the popular ‘battle of the Burger’, Burger Wellington, and the new Visa Wellington On a Plate Award for the menu most reflecting the culinary capital’s flavour.  The Festival offers a schedule of Festival Events set to make your mouth water and your mind boggle. From hands-on pastry and patisserie to banquets, cocktails and gastronomic treats of the feet, Visa Wellington On a Plate has enough to whet even the largest appetite.  Craft beer fans will be hopping to the capital for Beervana while the final weekend is best for those with a sweet tooth courtesy of the popular NZ Chocolate Festival. (also: )

September 10, 2016  Whitianga Scallop Festival
Whitianga, New Zealand
New Zealand”s popular seafood event will once again see 60 cuisine stands turning out mouth watering dishes. Entertainment from iconic New Zealand performers and seafood cooking demonstrations will round out another exceptions seafood celebration.

September 27-29, 2016
New Zealand Aquaculture Conference
Nelson, New Zealand
Invest in the future of your business, the long-term growth of our industry and the sustainability of our environment.

October 1-31, 2016  New Zealand Cheese Month
New Zealand
New Zealand Cheese Month is about celebrating our country’s delicious and diverse range of cheeses, trying new cheese, using cheese in a vast range of recipes and discovering new cheese and beverage pairings.  Driven by the New Zealand Specialist Cheese Association (NZSCA), New Zealand Cheese Month is marked throughout the country via various regional and national events, in-store promotions, tastings, demos and much more.

October 11-13, 2016  Foodtech/Packtech 2016
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
The most important trade event for the New Zealand food technology and packaging technology industries.

December 10, 2016  Terra Madre Day - International
Slow Food convivia and Terra Madre food communities celebrate eating locally each year on the association's birthday.


2017 New Zealand 2017
Food Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

May 13-14, 2017  The Great NZ Food Show 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Prepping is well underway for The Great NZ Food Show, showcasing the best in food, wine, delicious edibles and innovative products.  All your favourite parts of the show are back! The Heathcote Appliances Cooking Theatre is bursting full of well known & local chefs. The Wintec Cooking Classes will teach you to create a restaurant quality dish and you will enjoy the fun and inspiration that comes from our local chefs competing in the Vilagrad Winery Mystery Cook off.  You can even take a break from shopping and being entertained by indulging in a gourmet lunch over a beer, wine or cider in our Seat & Eat Zone.  Don’t miss your seat at the table, at The Great NZ Food Show, where you will find products from an extensive range of exhibitors, enjoy scrumptious tastings, while discovering the newest gadgets and most delicious produce.

May 26-28, 2017  The Food Show 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's national food and wine event.  New Zealand loves The Food Show. It's where we go to stock up on the best food, drink, and kitchen equipment and learn how to cook like a star at home.


2015 New Zealand 2015
Food Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

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June 5-28, 2015  Winter F.A.W.C. 2015
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Winter F.A.W.C! is a celebration of all the goodness Winter brings, set to be enjoyed over four tasty weekends this June.  Picture roaring fires, glasses of rich full bodied Hawke’s Bay Syrah and lashings of local lamb and venison prepared in a multitude of warming ways.  Wine cellars will be put to good use this winter with good music echoing off the walls and local food & wine offerings showing off at over 45 events across four weekends.

June 10, 2015  Hot Red Hawke's Bay Wine Expo
Auckland, New Zealand
Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers invite you to join them for this decadent event, which is held annually at Te Papa in Wellington and the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland showcasing the region's exquisite wines.  Enjoy an evening with inspirational winemakers and delicious finger foods while tasting elegant flavoursome Hawke’s Bay wines, including many 2013 releases – a night not to be missed!  Come along and taste over 200 Hawke’s Bay red and white wines from 29 wineries with the exclusive opportunity to order wine direct from the wineries. This is an exceptional occasion that very few will ever get to experience.

June 11, 2015  Hot Red Hawke's Bay Wine Expo
Wellington, New Zealand

July 30-August 2, 2015  New Zealand Culinary Fare
Auckland, New Zealand
Preparations for the Restaurant Associations NZ Culinary Fare and its associated events are well underway. We will be serving up more innovations - new live competitions and demonstrations to inspire, with workshops and seminars to inform, a business hub and the welcome return of Feast.

November 6-15, 2015  F.A.W.C. Summer Series Food And Wine Classic - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
We'll have over fifty perfectly crafted events over ten days, all out of the box fabulous and can only be experienced in Hawke's Bay.


2014 New Zealand 2014
Food Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

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June 24-26, 2014  PMA Fresh Connections
Auckland, New Zealand
Conference & Trade Show. The Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand invites you to network with industry colleagues and supply chain partners, gain the most current insight on global trends, and enhance your competitive position.

June 28-29, 2014  Auckland Regional Culinary Fare
Auckland, New Zealand
The Restaurant Association of New Zealand and the Regional Culinary Fare 2014 Committee are pleased to bring you the 11th Auckland Regional Culinary competition schedule. This 2014 competition will be held at The School of Hospitality and Tourism, AUT.  The Salon is designed to create a friendly and supportive competition as well as giving hospitality industry juniors some exposure to competitions before the New Zealand Culinary Fare, 17-19 th August 2014.  The competition is run in line with the World Association of Chefs Societies [WACS] guidelines. Competitors receive their results on the day of competition and medals are be awarded at the Prize-giving held at the end of each day.


2013 New Zealand 2013
Food Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

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March 19-20, 2013  New Zealand FMCG Conference
Auckland, New Zealand
Cutting edge research coupled with numerous practical case studies delivered by leaders in the marketing and research fields – the 2013 New Zealand FMCG Conference will deliver you the insights and understanding you need to drive your business forward.

October 24-27, 2013  Wanakafest Wine and Food Fest
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
A celebration of Wanaka Wines and Food. This is truly a Wanaka Event! "Wines come from grapes grown in Wanaka matched with food from Wanaka's Top Chefs". What better way to spend a lazy labour day Saturday than sipping wine and tasting food at the lakefront with friends! There will be live acoustic music, tables and chairs, and places to lounge in the sun while enjoying food and wine.


2010 New Zealand 2010
Food Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Expos

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March ?-?, 2010  Auckland Wine & Food Festival
Auckland, New Zealand



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