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Kāpiti Food Fair exists to showcase New Zealand packaged food & beverage, other related F&B products and the united nations of ready to eat food, in Kāpiti. This is accompanied by a licenced TUATARA Bar & Stage, FREE kids’ zone, face painting, roving buskers, a LIQUOR ZONE off licence, a SUSTAINABLE FOODS Kitchen Stage, Christmas magic and much much more - we are a destination event for a variety of visitors & foodies to enjoy all day long.

Kāpiti Food Fair is privately owned and operated in partnership by Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg.

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Kāpiti Food Fair is a Member of the New Zealand Events Association and we are operating the Events Sector Voluntary Code to reduce COVID-19 risks.NZEA Logo



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


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


Professional | Integrity | Fun | Connected | Engaged | Healthy | Hygienic



Be sustainable with financials, social connections, giving back to community, and environmental footprint

Be an integrated community-based event that is attractive to out-of-town visitors

Be lean and productive in our operations behind the scenes

Have an eye and ear to the future when it comes to innovation and responding to opportunities

To make visitors happy and have them returning year after year



In 2016, the Fair hit the Top 20 NZ Food Festival List which is super exciting, motivating and supportive of our growth strategy >>

We believe the Kāpiti 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 to 240+ in 2019. The Mazengarb Reserve is proving to be an ideal location and it can handle growth for the future and meets event logistical needs.

The Kāpiti Food Fair attracts local and regional visitors each year, usually 12,000+.  The Fair has been supported by the contestable Kāpiti Mayor Events Fund since 2016 and we hope for this to continue until 2021 to help achieve and iconic and sustainable event that Kāpiti can be proud of.

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 continues to have aspirations to do what Martinborough has done for the art & craft industry in New Zealand, being, an iconic and enduring annual destination event that draws vendors, and visitors to a memorable event that provides a significant economic contribution to the region.

The Fair is a commercial event however we have a social agenda too.  The Fair owners work hard to support the Kāpiti Rotary Charitable Trust, No 49 Squadron Air Cadets, the Paraparaumu College Parent's Association and Work Ready Kāpiti by contracting their services to help run key logistics like setting-up and packing-down, parking, gate entry, the ATM and waste management.

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.

KFF 2019


Saturday 3rd December 2022

10am to 4pm
Mazengarb Reserve Paraparaumu
Kāpiti Coast

EARLY BIRD by 31 Oct:
FREE up to 16
$10 Adult
$5 Gold Card or Student ID

FREE up to 16
$15 Adult
$10 Gold Card or Student ID

$2 Jute Shopping Bag at Gate Entry
(not for sale online)
Tickets Humanitix online >> or
Ticket Office
on day (cash/eftpos)


PARKING: Gold coin




Kāpiti Food Fair: Official photographer - Joanna Piatek of Captured By Friday Photography

Gallery image

2020 Kāpiti Food Fair

2019 Kāpiti Food Fair

2018 Kāpiti Food Fair

2017 Kāpiti Food Fair

2016 Kāpiti Food Fair


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