Kāpiti Food Fair - let your senses come alive!

Kāpiti Food Fair is a day dedicated to foodies, showcasing the best of food and beverage from all around Aotearoa. Seasoned with a delightful variety of activities and entertainment, this fun day out is sure to fill the whole family’s cup.

3 Dec 2022
Mazengarb Reserve
Mazengarb Road, Paraparaumu

Attracting more than 12,000 local and regional visitors each year, the Kāpiti Food Fair has something for everyone. Grab yourself a jute shopping bag at the gate and meander your way around the huge range of stalls, who will be showcasing a mixture of packaged and ready-to-eat foods, including an array of artisan brews and spirits.  Taste your way around the Fair and take home treats to store away in the pantry - it’s the perfect time to shop for Christmas gifts too!

When it's time for a well-deserved rest, pull up a seat at Tuatara Bar and enjoy the local and national musical acts on the Tuatara stage.  Headlining this year is one of New Zealand’s leading country singers, Jody Direen, who has previously won the Aotearoa Music Awards for Best Country Artist.  

If you're looking to learn some cooking tips head over to the Sustainable Foods Kitchen Stage where you'll find cooking demos by Kaibosh Kāpiti, local 2022 MasterChef New Zealand contestant Lance Meynell, and Fiona Greig of Sunday Cantina who will whip up a few of her favourite recipes. Here is where you can also learn more about plant-based foodie delights cooked up by Co-Founder of Plan*t, Kryan Rei.

The Fair also caters for the kids, making this a truly great family experience. Under 16’s have free entry, and the kids’ zone, abuzz with face painting, circus performers and buskers, will keep them entertained. It's the perfect opportunity to gather the whānau and enjoy a family day out.

Whether you’re local or coming from out of town, there are several ways to get to the Fair.  Walk, drive, bike or catch the free bus from Paraparaumu Railway Station, and if you’re coming from Wellington, then it’s just a short trip up Transmission Gully or on the train and hop on the free bus.  There’s plenty of parking on-site in exchange for a gold coin.

With almost 250 different stalls to visit you don’t want to let your taste buds miss out on this delicious day! 

Make a weekend of it!

The Kāpiti Coast is the perfect place for a weekend break - turning your visit into something truly special! 

Stay amongst the trees in a handcrafted cabin, listen to the waves as you sleep in a beachside bach or be daring with a night of glamping. You'll be astounded by the selection of lovely accommodation options including 5-star luxury lodges, hotels, motels and campgrounds and a huge number of high-quality peer-to-peer spaces (like Air BnBs) - with 500+ properties listed at any one time! 


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