“it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 2019

The “it!” Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival 2019 on 5 October is celebrating its 10th year this year and just keeps on getting better. “Love it! Cook it! Drink it! Bite it! Sing it!” It’s a successful recipe of fantastic food, wine, entertainment and friendly locals all mixed up together in the Bay of Islands.


Along with mouthwatering food and award-winning wine, beer, and cider, there will be lots of fun including real Kiwi competitions such as kina sucking, oyster shucking and eating, and of course pie-eating – the event is in Paihia, after all.

There will be live music on stage all day, which can be seen from all over the festival. Acts include AutoMatic 80’s, White Chapel Jak, Double Shot, Boh Runga and more. The event is family-friendly with a children’s area and entertainment provided to allow parents to sit back and enjoy the music and taste the exceptional food and beverages
on offer.

Win a fabulous festival prize pack for two!

Be in to win tickets to the festival, plus accommodation for two nights for two adults at the Scenic Hotel in Paihia, plus a Fullers GreatSights Hole in the Rock cruise. A total prize value of $800! To enter, visit nzmcd.co.nz/competitions before 16 September 2019.

Enter here

Terms and conditions

Festival ticket is for 5 Oct 2019. Accommodation is for nights of 4 and 5 Oct 2019. Cruise must be taken by 23 December 2019.

Find out more at paihianz.co.nz

  • When: 5 October, 11am to 6pm
  • Where: Paihia Village Green


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