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EARLY BIRD by 10 Nov:

FREE up to 12, $15 Adult, $10 Gold Card or Student ID
STANDARD from 11 Nov:
FREE up to 12, $20 Adult, $15 Gold Card or Student ID
TICKET OFFICE on day 30 Nov:
FREE up to 12, $25 Adult, $20 Gold Card or Student ID
$3 Bags, $5 T-towels, $10 Aprons at Gate Entry & INFO Hub (not online)
PARKING: Gold coin    |    Tickets Humanitix online + booking fees >>
Visitor Info

10,000+ visitors - 220+ vendors (packaged product & ready to eat)

The ultimate foodie festival with something for everyone


Licenced TUATARA Bar & Stage

ZEAL Zone buskers & circus acts

Kāpiti Kitchen Stage

FREE Kids Zone & Face Painting

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.


Off Licence LIQUOR ZONE.

ZEAL ZONE buskers & circus acts.

FREE Kids Zone by Kāpiti Castles (donations welcome).

FREE Daizy Design face painting (donations welcome).


ATM cash on site for visitors ($1 transaction fee).

Kāpiti Food Fair bags, t-towels & aprons available at Gate Entry or at the INFO HUB for $3, $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.


Stay home if you are feeling unwell and be assured that we are committed to the Event Sector Voluntary Code.

KFF cotton bag 2023

The ultimate foodie festival with something for everyone!

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 – try something new & different – come along hungry!

Relax in the licenced Tuatara Bar & Stage with a craft beer, 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 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 pooches.

FREE sunscreen, don't forget your hat.

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 >>

Review our Waste Minimisation Strategy >>
KFF t-towel 2023

Saturday 30 November 2024

The Ultimate Foodie Festival
10am to 5pm (new longer hours)
Mazengarb Reserve Paraparaumu
Kāpiti Coast

EARLY BIRD by 10 Nov:
FREE up to 12
$15 Adult
$10 Gold Card or Student ID

STANDARD from 11 Nov:
FREE up to 12
$20 Adult
$15 Gold Card or Student ID

TICKET OFFICE on day 30 Nov:
FREE up to 12
$25 Adult
$20 Gold Card or Student ID

$3 Bags, $5 T-towels, $10 Aprons
At Gate Entry or INFO Hub
(not sold online)

2024 Tickets Humanitix online >>

PARKING: Gold coin




KFF 2022

KFF 2022

KFF 2019

KFF 2019

KFF Apron 2023

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 2018

Kāpiti Food 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, pates, pastes & syrups, sauces, dressings, vinegars, dips & spreads, pestos & salsas, dukkah & preserves.


KFF 2019
KFF 2019
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 & kombucha, olives & olive oils, nuts, salts, peppers, ice cream, popsicles, gelato & sorbet, koeksisters, popcorn & candyfloss, meats, pies, salami & sausages, cheeses, DIY kits, eel, smoked salmon, 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 and the united nations of ready to eat foods. 


KFF 2019

2024 will be no exception to this.


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