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Kapiti Food Fair

Kapiti Food Fair

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  • Sat 2 Dec ’17, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Mazengarb Reserve, Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Children <18: $0.00
  • Adults: $5.00
  • Adults plus jute shopping bag: $10.00


Kapiti Food Fair

The Kapiti Food Fair is fast becoming an annual food & beverage event well know to vendors and visitors. We had 9,288 visitors in 2016 and we hope for 15,000 in 2017.

Our mission is to be a fun and tasty day out for all foodies that fills your life with good friends, good times and good food, join us.

We are under no illusion that the Fair is growing momentum and we want to continue exposing Kapiti as an ideal event location and to showcase local and NZ manufactured food & beverage, related F&B products and the united nations of ready to eat food to enjoy on the day. The event is accompanied by a Celebrity Chef and an entertainment programme featuring local performers.

In 2016, the Fair hit the top 20 NZ food festival list which is super exciting, motivating and supportive of our growth strategy - http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/83854417/new-zealands-best-20-food-festivals

This Fair is a commercial event, however, we have a social agenda too. The Fair owners work hard to achieve a profit which is then donated to the Kapiti Rotary Charitable Trust for distribution to agreed local charities.

The Celebrity Chef for 2017 is Jax Hamilton. Jax needs little introduction with her much-loved style and flair. Since appearing on our screens and winning the hearts of the nation during MasterChef Series 2 in 2011, Jax has set herself a hectic pace with guest appearances at numerous events, appearing regularly on Good Morning, radio spots and TV where she features on the Countdown supermarket adverts and in-store promotions.

The positioning of the Fair continues to align itself to run the day before the popular Thorndon Fair in Wellington. There are many vendors that are influenced to attend particularly if they are from out of the region and they are registered to be at the Thorndon Fair the following day.

The Fair is a pre-Christmas event providing a commercial opportunity for vendors to package their products for visitors to sample, buy gifts or to simply stock up their pantry at home. Previous Fairs have attracted vendors selling a variety of artisan and commercial food and beverages including chocolate, sweets, jam and condiments, sauces and dressings, dips and pesto, preserves, breads, baking, wines, beer, liqueurs, fruit juices, olive oils, ice cream, coffee, meat, honey, fruit and vegetables and a variety of ethnic foods. 2017 will be no exception to this.

ATM cash on-site for visitors.
Crowd friendly dogs on leads are welcome.

Beach FM Entertainment Zone and ZEAL Busking Zone.

The Hits Info Hub and The Tuatara Licenced Bar will operate from 10am to 3:30pm. Children welcome with parent or guardian and BYO food.

Catch the train to Paraparaumu Railway Station and board the FREE Kapiti Kruzer bus to Mazengarb Reserve. Kapiti Kruzer will meet arriving trains at 10:09am, 11:09am, 12:09pm and 1:09pm and depart the Reserve at 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm and 2:45pm.

Vendor registration now closed - vendors can ask to go on a waitlist, contact: helene@kapitibusinessprojects.co.nz.

Single site 3m x 3m $99 or Double site 6m x 3m $169 - fee includes one standard rubbish bag for removal by the Fair at the conclusion by Waste Management.

More vendor information - http://www.kapitifoodfair.net/Information-for-Vendors.html

Vendors who participate in the Fair have a clear objective to raise their profile and attract new customers. Please join us as the Kapiti Food Fair continues to grow.

Kapiti Food Fair is sponsored by Air New Zealand, Bayleys Real Estate Wellington, BCE Catering Equipment, Greenmantle Estate, Kapiti Business Projects, Kapiti News, KOAST Limoncello, PartyPerfect Catering, The Hits 92.7 Tuatara Brewing.

Kapiti Food Fair is a current recipient of the Kapiti Coast District Council Mayor Events Fund. Kapiti Food Fair is supported by numerous local business in time and reduced cost of services. Kapiti Food Fair is privately owned and operated by Kapiti Business Projects and PartyPerfect Catering.

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