Hokitika Wildfoods Festival 

March 10 – 11, 2018 will see the 29th annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival at Cass Square, continuing to captivate the senses with its mix of tastes, sights, smells, sounds and touches, which are all a key part of the famous West Coast hospitality.

Over 50 stalls offering every element of Wildfoods, from the gourmet to the not so much and everywhere along the spectrum in-between, are currently booked and applications are still available at Wildfoods.co.nz.

Every realm of Wildfoods will be explored and catered for those at the festival, from the West Coast icons of whitebait and venison to the edible icons of Aotearoa and abroad. This is an event for every foodie’s bucket list, offering from delicacy to disgusting, from oyster to mountain oysters, and everything in between!

In the past two years, musicians Salmonella Dub and The Black Seeds headlined the event and 2018 will see yet another prominent New Zealand act grace the stage. Headliners will again be supported by a range of other locally, nationally and internationally renowned demonstration chefs, buskers, roving entertainers, MCs, comedians and stage acts. Not to forget a range of other things going on around the site to keep every member of your family or group entertained. Make sure to dress up or down for the famous Feral Fashion competition with a great range of prizes to be won from friends of the festival for those that #WearYourWild.

Whangarei Fritter Festival

Get ready for the sixth Whangarei Fritter Festival also to be held on Saturday 10 March 2018! Enjoy a relaxed day with great music and a feast of fine wines and gourmet fritters from the region’s finest local restaurants and wineries and during the event the outstanding sounds from Salmonella Dub, Elemeno P, Strangely Arousing and more local talent to come.  Mc’d by Luke Bird. The top local restaurants and cafes will battle it out for the annual Best Fritter Trophy and attendees get to vote in the People’s Choice award. Organised by the Whangarei District Council, the Fritter Festival runs from 11am-7pm on Saturday 10 March 2018 at Toll Stadium.

Earlybird tickets available now until 17 January 2018 for adults and groups, discounted Pre Sale general price from 18 January 2018 until 10 March 2018, gate sale prices 10 March.

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