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The Kāpiti Food Fair

Kāpiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand, November 3rd, 2022: With only one month to go, the team behind the Kāpiti Food Fair is ready for you to grab your jute shopping bag at the gate and begin your journey around the United Nations of Food – it’s time to celebrate summer in style.

“The Kāpiti Food Fair attracts more than 12,000 local and regional visitors each year,” said Helene Judge, co-owner of the Fair.  “We’re proud of the fact we offer something, literally, for everyone.  We showcase a selection of packaged and ready-to-eat foods, as well as hosting an array of artisan brews, spirits, liqueurs, ports and wines.  Stalls have food items for you to take home and fill your belly, or gifts to be wrapped and placed under the tree for the budding chef in your whānau.”

The day is a busy one with entertainment abound.  Pull up a seat at the Tuatara Bar and enjoy any of our local acts hitting the stage or sing and dance along with award winning country singer and headliner for this year’s Fair, Jody Direen.  If music isn’t on your to-do list, you can always stop into the kitchen demonstration stage instead for some pointers from some of the best local professionals around.

“This year, we’re thrilled to have the Sustainable Foods Kitchen Stage going for the day,” added Jeanine van Kradenburg, co-owner of the Fair.  “The stage is named to reflect local Kāpiti business and one of our Sponsors, Sustainable Foods.  Most know them as the award-winning plant-based brand, Plan*t and they also operate the highly successful Rosa Foods brand.

Sustainable Foods Kitchen Stage

We’ll have cooking demos by Kaibosh Kāpiti collaborating with local 2022 MasterChef New Zealand contestant, Lance Meynell, and Fiona Greig of Sunday Cantina.  Plan*t co-founder, Kryan Rei, is also scheduled to teach us more about plant-based foodie delights.

And, don’t forget…you can bring the whole family!  The Fair caters to the little ones, making it a true summer destination family event.  “Under 16s have free entry and we always have a free kids zone,” added Helene.  “We have free face painting, Colossal circus performers and rangatahi youth buskers performing in the Zeal Zone.  It’s the perfect opportunity to gather the whānau and enjoy a family friendly day out!

Zeal Zone

Kāpiti Food Fair will be held on Saturday December 3rd, 2022, at the Mazengarb Reserve in Paraparaumu on the Kāpiti Coast with gates open from 10am to 4pm.  All visitors are urged to purchase their ticket online before arriving at the Fair as the Ticket Office will have limited capacity.  Book your tickets at >>


Kāpiti Food Fair was established in 2008 as a community event with humble beginnings.  Now privately owned and operated in a business partnership between Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg, the vision of the Fair is about making a lasting impression in the minds and bodies of all foodies.

While their mission is to bring visitors to Kāpiti for a fun, tasty and indulgent day out with GOOD friends, GOOD times and GOOD food, Helene and Jeanine also endeavour for Kāpiti Food Fair to be remembered as an iconic food and beverage pop-up extravaganza that sees visitors returning year after year.


Helene Judge, 027 244 9585 or Jeanine van Kradenburg, 021 605 488 or contact >>

KFF 2022 Billboard

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