You’ve heard about loads of music festivals, beer and wine festivals – even chocolate festivals, but very few that celebrate the quintessential Kiwi delicacy, the humble pie. New Zealanders have a long history and love affair with pies and this winter it’s time to get back to basics and celebrate the food item so central to Kiwi culture.

This August, Waitomo Homestead is running a weeklong celebration of the good old hearty pie. Waitomo Homestead, famous for their delicious, home-baked $3 pies will play host to the first ever Waitomo Pie Week. From the 5th to the 12th of August, locals and visitors to the region can head on down to the Waitomo Homestead to participate in activities that could win them one of the Homestead’s iconic pies. Keeping in theme with all things Kiwiana, the activities will consist of a gumboot throwing, answering riddles, singing a waiata in Te Reo, a coin toss, craft beer and pie matching, dress ups and a ‘create your own pie recipe’ competition.

Located just before the Waitomo turn off; the Waitomo Homestead is well-known for great coffee, beautiful gardens, open air and indoor dining options and is a great place for weary travellers to relax and stretch their legs.

Haven’t heard of Waitomo Homestead? Just check the reviews:

“This is a great family stopover. Waitomo Homestead has super kind staff. A café and a shop. $3 for all pies.”

“The pies were delicious, we tried the steak and mince and cheese pies. Very reasonably priced too at $3 a pie.”

“Very tasty $3 pies with crisp pastry. I had a steak and ale pie and my wife had a mince and cheese pie. Both were superb with great flavour and lots of meat.”

Pie Week at the Homestead full details:

Gumboot Monday
Throw the gumboot in a tyre and win a month’s supply of Homestead’s famous pies

Riddle me Tuesday
Answer a riddle correctly and get a free pie

Waiata Wednesday
Sing a song in Te Reo and be rewarded with a free pie

Heads or Tails Thursday
Toss a coin head or tails – the stakes are high: win a free pie or pay $4 instead of $3

Craft Beer and Pie Match Friday
Discover the perfect craft beer match for our delicious pies

Bulls-Eye Saturday
Hit the bullseye and get a free pie

Dress Up Sunday
Come in dressed up and get a free pie

Plus a competition – submit your own special pie recipe

Winner Monday
Announcement of the winner of the pie recipe competition – winner’s pie sold at Homestead (15-31 August)

For more information follow the Waitomo Homestead on Facebook
Waitomo Homestead is located on State Highway 3, 584 Main South Road 3977 Waitomo.



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