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Kāpiti Food Fair 2022



Sat 03 Dec 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00pm


Mazengarb Reserve | Kāpiti Coast
15 Scaife Drive, Paraparaumu


Food Drink, Festivals, Community Event, Home Lifestyle


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking


Free up to 16 | $10 Adult | $5 Gold Card or Student ID | $2 Jute Shopping Bag

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Listed By:

Kāpiti Food Fair

Event Contact:

Helene Judge |

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KFF 2022

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2022 Top Shop Award run by the Electra Business & Innovation Awards - we are delighted to be a FINALIST so we will let you know the result after the Awards Function on Fri 30 Sept.

2022 Top Shop Award

Kāpiti Food Fair 2022, book your calendar now for a super fun, indulgent and tasty day out that fills your life with GOOD friends, GOOD times and GOOD food #KāpitiFoodFair, Mazengarb Reserve, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast. An extravaganza that will make a lasting impression on the minds and bodies of all foodies and have you returning year after year.

RAIN or SHINE from 10am to 4pm
EARLY BIRD ENTRY: Tickets sold online at Humanitix and by Cash or Eftpos at Ticket Office
FREE up to 16 | $10 Adult | $5 Gold Card or Student Student ID
$2 Jute Shopping Bags (only available at Gate Entry or Hits Info Hub)
PARKING: Gold coin

Crowd friendly dogs on lead are welcome
12,000+ visitors and 250 vendor sites of packaged products & ready to eat foods

HEADLINE ACT CONFIRMS FOR 2022 on the Tuatara Stage: AMA Tui Winner for Best Country Artist, JODY DIREEN - a Kiwi Country Pop Singer will perform from 2pm.

Licenced Tuatara Bar & Stage | ZEAL ZONE & Circus Buskers | FREE Kids Zone & Face Paintig | #LoveKapiti Instagram frame on site and much more.

Kāpiti Food Fair is an annual food & beverage event well known to vendors and visitors. Relax in the bar & wash down your foodie treats and shop to you drop for items to take home to your pantry or for gifts. Talented entertainers will perform all day long.

#KFF2022 #SomethingForEveryone

COVID Update
The Fair can operate in Covid Whero Red, Karaka Orange or Kakariki Green Traffic Light of the NZ Protection Framework with unlimited attendance. If we had to postpone and reschedule due to Covid, we would transfer all arrangements (including your ticket or 100% refund if requested) to the 2023 Fair on Saturday 2 December 2023. Our strong plea to all visitors, vendors, entertainers, crew and volunteers, is to get fully vaccinated and boosted to protect you, your whānau and your community. Stay home if you are feeling unwell and when at the Fair, please follow our event safety guidelines at all times.

Go to our website to view full visitor site map >>

Humanitix online and Cash or Eftpos at Ticket Office - please do your best to have right money available if paying by cash.

Kāpiti Food Fair t-towels available for purchase from The Hits Info Hub for $5.

ATM cash on site for visitors ($1 transaction fee) - thank you Kāpiti Rotary for running this service.

Park on-site for a gold coin or catch the train to Paraparaumu Station and board the FREE bus on the half hour for a short ride to and from the Fair. FREE buses will depart from:

Paraparaumu Station:
10.13am, 10.43am, 11.13am, 11.43, 12.13pm, 12.43, 1.13pm, 1.43pm, 2.13pm, 2.43pm, 3.13pm.

Mazengarb Reserve:
10.43am, 11.13am, 11.43am, 12.13pm, 12.43pm, 1.13pm, 1.43pm, 2.13pm, 2.43pm, 3.13pm, 3.43pm.

If you are local, walk or ride your bike or catch the train from Waikanae or Paekakariki & board the FREE bus. There are plenty of bollards and trees at the Mazengarb Reserve that your bike can be padlocked too.

Relax in the licenced Tuatara Bar with a craft beer, boutique wine or fabulous cocktails. Children welcome with parent or guardian.

View full details at our website >>

10am to 11am - In the Shallows
11.30am to 12.30pm - Seaside Sloths
1pm to 2pm - The Julie Lamb Outfit
2.30pm to 4pm - Headline Act: JODY DIREEN - Kiwi Country Pop Singer

Solo Zeal buskers
Colossal performers & buskers
Kāpiti Community Choir
DAPA - Dreams Academy of Performing Arts


Giant Slide, Red, Rabbit Castles’, Noughts & Crosses, Mini Golf, Jenga, Connect 4, Basketball shootout.

On-site paramedic for any emergency.

The Hits Info Hub will operate during the Fair to answer any visitor questions and to manage any LOST property.

FREE visitor secure bag storage on-site at INFO HUB.

FREE water for visitors and their pooches - thank you Kāpiti Pure Water for supplying.

FREE sunscreen for visitors and don't forget your hat as we always have a hot day - thank you Cancer Society Kāpiti for supplying.

** Destination event - fun full day out **
** Bring the family **
** Shop to you drop **
** Eat yourself silly **
** Shop for Christmas or your pantry **
** Be entertained **
** Liquor zone with craft offerings **
** Huge range packaged products **
** United nations ready to eat foods **

Don’t bring your morning or afternoon tea, lunch or dinner, try something new & different – come along hungry.

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 artisan and commercial products including a large variety of ready to eat foods with every vendor adding to a positive visitor experience.

Just some examples of what has been on offer at past Fairs includes:

Chocolates, sweets, fudges, turkish delight, licorice, toffee apples, jams, marmalade, jellies, relishes & pickles, pastes & syrups, sauces, dressings, vinegars, dips & spreads, pestos & salsas, dukkah & preserves.

Figs, peanut butter, nut butters, breads, baking & cupcakes, cheesecakes, donuts, macarons & pastries, wines, beers, champagne, cider, mead & ports, liqueurs, whiskey, gin & vodka, juices, cordials & soda, teas, coffee, chai & lassi, kombucha, olives & olive oils, nuts, salts, peppers, ice cream, popsicles, gelato & sorbet, koeksisters, popcorn & candyfloss, meats, pies, salami & sausages, cheeses, DIY kits, crab & fish.

Honey, health & balm products, microgreens, herbs, spices & rubs, rice & noodles, pizza bases, vegetable wraps, cracker bread, muesli, sprouts, fruits & veg, kitchenware, tupperware & gadgets, henna art, recipe books, plant holders, handcrafted utensils & holders, pottery, chopping boards, spice racks, notice boards, plates & platters, tagines, pet foods, pepper grinders, mortal & pestles, eco & reusable bags & packaging, edible gardens, free range eggs & egg boxes.

2022 WILL BE NO EXCEPTION TO THIS, particularly after two years of COVID - we will be back stronger than ever!


PLATINUM: The Chris and Melinda Leatham Charitable Trust

GOLD: NZME Kāpiti News and The Hits 92.7

SILVER: Mike Pero Mortgages Zebunisso Alimova, SignCraft Kāpiti, Templeton Group, Tuatara Brewing

BRONZE: ANZ Paraparaumu, ANZIL, Flightdec

Kāpiti Food Fair was recipient of the Domestic Events Fund in 2020 and is an ongoing recipient of the Kāpiti Mayor Events Fund. It is supported by numerous local business in time and reduced cost of services.

The Fair is a commercial event however we have a social agenda too. On the day, the Fair is supported by Kāpiti Rotary, No 49 Squadron Air Cadets, Kāpiti Hockey Club, Work Ready Kāpiti and in return for their services the Fair owners make a donation to each organisation.

Our vision is to be an iconic F&B pop-up extravaganza that makes a lasting impression in the minds and bodies of all foodies.

Kāpiti Food Fair is privately owned and operated by Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg. Key contact: Helene Judge | 027 244 9585.

The Fair reserves the right to use any image captured by our official photographer for promotional purposes in any media, in perpetuity without compensation, unless not consented.

Kāpiti Food Fair uses Humanitix for online ticketing - a registered charity. Your booking fee covers their costs, and everything else goes to their education projects that help to change lives. The Kāpiti Food Fair has chosen to support ‘A better start for disadvantaged Māori and Pasifika students’ – the Humanitix booking fee is included in our ticket prices, so the great thing is – there is nothing extra to pay at the checkout.

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