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 Bag at Gate Entry (not for sale online)
PARKING: Gold coin
Tickets Humanitix online >> or Ticket Office on the day
10,000+ visitors - 220+ vendors - packaged product & ready to eat
Licenced TUATARA Bar & Stage
ZEAL ZONE & Circus Buskers
LIQUOR ZONE off licence
WE LOVE LOCAL Kāpiti Kitchen Stage
FREE Kids Zone & Face Painting + more
Crowd friendly dogs on lead welcome
Tickets Humanitix online >> - All tickets scanned at Gate Entry - Ticket Office operating on the day.
Park on-site for a gold coin including designated disabled carparks near to Gate Entry 2, 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 Bus Schedule
Departing the Station at: 10.13am, 10.43am, 11.13am, 11.43, 12.13pm, 12.43, 1.13pm, 1.43pm, 2.13pm, 2.43pm, 3.13pm.
Departing Mazengarb Reserve at: 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 Paekākāriki & board the FREE bus. There are plenty of bollards and trees at the Mazengarb Reserve that your bike can be padlocked too.
Live stage entertainment in the licenced Tuatara Bar & Stage.
WE LOVE LOCAL Kāpiti Kitchen Stage.
LIQUOR ZONE off licence.
ZEAL ZONE & circus buskers.
FREE Kids Zone by Kāpiti Castles (donations welcome).
FREE Daizy Design face painting (donations welcome).
ATM cash on site for visitors ($1 transaction fee) - thank you Kāpiti Rotary for running this service.
Shopping bags available for purchase at Gate Entry or from the INFO HUB for $3.
Kāpiti Food Fair t-towels & aprons available for purchase from the INFO HUB for $5 & $10.
The INFO HUB will operate to answer any visitor questions and manage lost property.
FREE secure bag storage for Visitors at the INFO HUB.
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.
Lots of food & beverage products to taste & take home to your kitchen pantry or give away as gifts.
United nations of ready to eat food – don’t bring your morning or afternoon tea, lunch or dinner, try something new & different – come along hungry.
Relax in the licenced Tuatara Bar & Stage with a craft beer and, boutique wine, fabulous local cocktails and delicious cider. Look for the tap badge - "Kāpiti's Finest at the Fair" - a special microbrew made just for the Fair by our friends and Silver Sponsor at Tuatara Brewing, CHEERS to that!
Perfect Christmas outing to buy gifts.
Crowd friendly dogs on lead are welcome.
On-site paramedic for any emergency.
FREE water for visitors and their pooches - thank you Kāpiti Pure Water for supplying.
FREE sunscreen for visitors, don't forget your hat - thank you Cancer Society Kāpiti for supplying.
WASTE MINIMISATION: The Fair has a five-year waste strategy in-place to divert 80% to 100% of waste progressively from landfill commencing from 2019. Key people and volunteers include local business, Organic Wealth, and volunteers from the No 49 Squadron Air Cadets.
The team is trained to sort through the waste generated during the event with a ‘fine tooth comb’, to separate all materials and ensure there is zero contamination in the recycling and organic waste bags or bins, creating a great waste diversion result for everyone involved. We are proud of our waste busting efforts and thank everyone involved including visitors who are asked to dispose their waste into different bins and to our ready to eat vendors who are asked to use compostable serving materials. Take a look at our Case Study on the Sustainable Business page on KāpitiCoastNZ >>