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Kāpiti Food Fair 2023

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Sat 2 Dec 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00pm


Mazengarb Reserve
15 Scaife Drive, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast


Festivals, Food Drink, Community Event, For Kids, Markets, Home Lifestyle, Shopping Retail


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking


EARLY BIRD by 8 Nov: FREE up to 16 | $10 Adult | $5 Gold Card or Student ID; STANDARD from 9 Nov: FREE up to 16 | $15 Adult | $10 Gold Card or Student ID

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Kāpiti Food Fair 2023, book your calendar now for a super fun, indulgent and tasty day out that fills your life with GOOD friends, GOOD music at 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.

OUTDOORS EVENT RAIN or SHINE from 10am to 4pm

EARLY BIRD by 8 Nov: FREE up to 16 | $10 Adult | $5 Gold Card or Student ID
STANDARD from 9 Nov: FREE up to 16 | $15 Adult | $10 Gold Card or Student ID
$3 Shopping Bags available at Gate Entry (not for sale online)

Tickets sold online at Humanitix to avoid the queue at the Ticket Office on the day
PARKING: Gold coin

Crowd friendly dogs on lead are welcome

10,000+ visitors and up to 250 vendor sites of packaged products & ready to eat foods

Licenced Tuatara Bar & Stage | ZEAL ZONE | FREE Kids Zone & Face Painting | #LoveKāpiti 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 on the Tuatara Stage.

#KFF2023 #SomethingForEveryone

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 2024 Fair on Saturday 30 November 2024. We encourage everyone attending to be fully boosted to protect you, your whānau, your community. Stay home if you are feeling unwell and be assured that we are committed to the Event Sector Voluntary Code.

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

Tickets sold online at Humanitix and $3 Kāpiti Food Fair shopping bags, $5 t-towels & $10 aprons available for purchase at the INFO Hub.

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, wine, cider or fabulous cocktails. Children welcome with parent or guardian.

View full details at our website >>

10am to 11am-Miss Tui: Soul singer
11.30am to 12.30pm-Caramello Blues Band: Blues-country-gospel
1pm to 2pm - Devon Welch Music: Infused funk-hip hop
2.30pm to 4pm-Fleetwood Mac Tribute: Reminisce your favourites

Solo Zeal buskers
Colossal buskers & Circus Youth Hub performers

WE LOVE LOCAL Kāpiti Kitchen Stage
11am to 11.30am - Fiona Greig: Sunday Cantina
12.30pm to 1pm - Everybody Eats El Robbins-Jack Rainey-Kaibosh
2pm to 2.30pm - Justine Street, Good Bitches Baking


On-site paramedic for any emergency.

The 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 whānau **
** Shop to you drop **
** Eat yourself silly **
** Shop for Christmas or your pantry **
** Be entertained **
** Liquor zone off licence **
** 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 - bring your picnic blanket and make a day of it.

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.



PLATINUM: The Chris and Melinda Leatham Charitable Trust
GOLD: Kāpiti News, The Hits 92.7, SignCraft Kāpiti
SILVER: Big Mac Slabs Furniture, Mike Pero Mortgages Zebunisso Alimova, Tuatara Brewing, VIEWFULE, We Love Local
BRONZE: ANZ, ANZIL, Flightdec, Love Live Kāpiti Real Estate

Kāpiti Food Fair was a recipient of the Domestic Events Fund in 2020 and has been a recipient of the Kāpiti Mayor Events Fund since 2016. 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, Paraparaumu College, 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 food & beverage 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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2022 Kāpiti Food Fair

We applaud all of our Sponsors for making the decision to be part of our journey,  Their support enables us to spread more foodie love with everyone who is involved and who visits the Fair.  We encourage everyone to support our Sponsors as without them we would not be a major sustainable event!



The Chris and Melinda Leatham Charitable Trust Logo


Kāpiti News Logo 2023

The Hits Logo

SignCraft Kapiti Logo



Big Mac Slabs Furniture


Mike Pero Logo


Tuatara Brewing Logo



We Love Local logo




ANZ Logo



Flightdec Logo


Love Live Kāpiti Real Estate logo



Supporting major events such as the Kāpiti Food Fair has been identified as a key action in long term economic development by the Kāpiti Coast District Council.  Large events like the Fair attract visitors, which in turn generates spending at local hospitality and retail businesses, accommodation and on tourism activities.


This recognition and funding is appreciated as we believe our mahi brings visitors to the Kāpiti Coast and therefore contributes to the local economy.  In 2022, the total turnover in Kāpiti from the Fair was estimated to be $1,484,294. We received $25,000 that resulted in a return on invest of $27.40 for every dollar given to the Fair. The Fair has been a recipient of the Kāpiti Major Events Fund since 2016.

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