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Kapiti Food Fair

Kapiti Food Fair


  • Sat 1 Dec, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Mazengarb Reserve, Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Children <18: $0.00
  • Adults: $8.00
  • Adults plus canvas shopping bag: $12.00
  • Gold coin parking: $0.00
  • Door Sales Only


Kapiti Food Fair

The Kapiti Food Fair is an iconic annual food & beverage event well know to vendors and visitors. We had 15,000+ visitors in 2017 which is super exciting and a significant event for Kapiti.

Vision: To be an iconic annual pop-up food and beverage event in NZ

Mission: To be a fun and tasty day out for all foodies that fills your life with good friends, good times & good food

Values: Professional, Integrity, Fun, Connected, Engaged, Healthy & hygienic

We believe the Kapiti Coast is an ideal location to host a food related event that attracts vendors from all around New Zealand. This is evident in our growth over the last six years with 80 sites in 2012 and 193 in 2017. The Mazengarb Reserve is proving to be an ideal location for vendors and visitors. It can handle growth for the future and meets event logistical needs.

In 2016, the Fair hit the top 20 NZ food festival list which is super exciting, motivating and supportive of our growth strategy.


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.

Vendor facts 2017:
15,000+ visitors, 78% locals – 22% visitors, 193 vendor sites: 35% ready to eat & 65% products
44% of vendors responded to survey, 49% locals & 51% out-of-town, 73% met or exceeded turnover target, 33% turned over $1,000 to $5,000, 24% sold out 72% had eftpos, 78% rated the experience as excellent or above average, 99% say our communication is very good, 97% will be a vendor again, 94% will recommend the Fair to others, 84% rated the layout as very good.

Visitor facts 2017:
155 responses | 97% rating the Fair as an amazing or good event with sampling and buying food & drink being the highlight followed closely by the range of entertainment on offer | 58% of visitors came without kids and 39% came with kids between 5-15 years | 29% of kids loved the event while 13% did not | 76% of visitors will buy sampled products again | 85% were female and 75% were aged between 26-55 years with a further 20% being 56 or over and 5% below 25 | 81% said they will definitely visit next year and 95% will recommend to others | 23% of visitors bought the Fair jute shopping bag.

ATM cash on-site for visitors, crowd friendly dogs on leads are welcome and three entertainment zones:

- Beach FM Entertainment Zone
- Zeal Busking Zone
- Coastella Tiny Town Studio

The Hits Info Hub & The Tuatara Bar will operate along with three Kids zones:

- Bouncy Monkeys and Jump
- Adrenalin Laser Kapiti Coast
- Colossal Circus

Celebrity Chef Brett McGregor will demonstrate his fresh and tasty magic.

Catch the train to Paraparaumu Railway Station and board the free Kapiti Kruzer bus circuit.

Vendor Registration opens 28 March 2018
Single 3m x 3m $99 or Double 6m x 3m $169 - includes one standard rubbish bag for removal by the Fair at the end. There is no refund to any Vendor withdrawing from the Fair or any extraordinary weather event making the Fair impossible to run.

Vendor information - http://www.kapitifoodfair.net/Information-for-Vendors.html
Vendor inquiries contact: helene@kapitibusinessprojects.co.nz or 027 244 9585.

Kapiti Food Fair is sponsored by Air New Zealand, Bayleys Real Estate Wellington, BCE Catering Equipment, Kapiti Business Projects, Kapiti News, KOAKOA Limoncello, PartyPerfect Catering, Pope & Co Mortgages, SignCraft Kapiti, The Hits 92.7 & Tuatara Brewing.

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

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