New Zealand Food & Drinks Events – October


Point Chevalier Community Centre
18 Huia Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland

Street Food at Point Chev is back again bringing some more phenomenal food trucks! The perfect way to kick start the weekend with great food, live music and great vibes with your local community.


Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe, Auckland

The perfect way to kick start the weekend with great food, live music and great vibes with your local community. You just can't beat a food truck night!


Caroline Bay, Timaru Port, Timaru

Yes, you’ve read right : ‘Bandquet’ because this event brings together food, drinks and music to satisfy taste-buds and ear-buds!


Caroline Bay, Timaru Port, Timaru

Yes, you’ve read right : ‘Bandquet’ because this event brings together food, drinks and music to satisfy taste-buds and ear-buds!

15-16 OCT

Wellington Waterfront Walk, 200 Barnard St, Wellington

From the creators of the Wellington Lantern Festival, Lumino City is a 2 day event centred around food. Enjoy a stroll on the waterfront and eat your way around multiple stalls.


Multiple locations

Learn creative new ideas to use up those forgotten ingredients hiding at the back of your fridge.

Feed your family for less by loving your leftovers, with hints on how to create delicious and nutritious dishes from common leftovers.


La Mer Lounge, New Plymouth Raceway, 1 Rogan St, Welbourn, New Plymouth

Meet the makers, attend gin theatre presentations, enjoy some food from your favourite New Plymouth vendors and sample signature G&Ts from 8 different distilleries.


Mona Vale Homestead and Gardens, 40 Mona Vale Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch

Picture this: It's a glorious Christchurch spring day, there’s music flooding the Mona Vale Gardens and you're in your Saturday best with a gin in one hand and a tasty treat in the other. Welcome to the Spring Gin Festival!

You'll get the chance to test some of the best gins on the market at the festival's tasting stations and Build-Your-Own Bar. You can choose to try bits of everything, or create your own gin cocktail combination, with a little help from the experts.


The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland

If you had a blast at the Holi Festival this year then Diwali is a must attend! Join the organisers for a fun-filled day and night of lively performances, amazing food and crafts and our famous fireworks display. Did we mention food?

19-21 OCT

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

A 3 day conference organised by the Infant Nutrition Council focusing on new products, services and research in the Health & Fitness, Wellness, Science & Research industries.

20-21 OCT

Novotel Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Dr, Auckland Airport

ProteinTECH covers what alternative protein means for the New Zealand primary industries and what opportunities we have to get on board with these new technologies.

23 OCT

Soper Reserve, 95 Newton St, Mt Maunganui

Vegan Vibes is a celebration of all things Vegan. It's aimed at giving people the tools to live sustainably and having that ethos at the forefront of their minds with their everyday living. Vegan Vibes' purpose is to educate and entertain through food, products, talks, performance and exhibitions, whether you're an omnivore, vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian!

24 OCT

Olivers Central Otago Lodge & Stables, 34 Sunderland St, Clyde

This unique New Release Tasting allows you to meet the vineyard owners, chat with the winemakers and of course be the first to sample the New Release wines on offer all whilst enjoying the complementary cheese, crackers & bread and live music.

24 OCT

Matawhero Wines, RD1/189 Riverpoint Rd, Matawhero

Gisborne’s very own festival celebrating wines from 3 local vineyards with food and live music.

28 OCT

148 Coronation Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland

Tongan Day Festival celebrates the uniqueness of being Tongan. There'll be dancing, singing, modelling of Tongan Attires, yummy Tongan food, arts and crafts stalls.

28 OCT - 1 NOV

Craggy Range, 253 Waimarama Rd, Havelock North

A 5 day retreat filled with yoga and wellness treatments, beautiful food and amazing wine from New Zealand’s number 1 winery.

29 OCT

Remuera Club, 27-33 Ohinerau St, Remuera, Auckland

Long tables, sausage sizzle, German music, games, lederhosen and beer. A lot of beer. These are some of the things you can expect.

29-30 OCT

Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave, Dunedin Central

Dunedin, this one’s for you! Live music from great local New Zealand musicians, tasty food and your favourite drinks!

30 OCT

The Grand Hall, New Zealand Parliament Buildings, 1 Museum St, Wellington

A series of 3 health focused public meetings highlighting the power of plant-based whole foods to restore health to millions of New Zealanders.

30 OCT

Everybody Eats, 306 Onehunga Mall, Auckland

The Food Truck Collective is heading back to Onehunga as it starts to heat up again for summer! Hosting alongside their pals Everybody Eats, come along and try some of Auckland's best street food, plus a pop up bar!

30 OCT

Catalina Bay Farmers Market, Hudson Bay Rd Ext, Hobsonville, Auckland

The Food Truck Collective, Catalina Bay Farmers Market are excited to be bringing you a Halloween Night Market with a pop-up bar, great food and spooky vibes!

30 OCT

Brewtown, 27 Blenheim St, Upper Hutt

Our resident breweries are inviting their brewery mates from across Aotearoa to hang out for a day at Brewtown doing what they love best – talking about beer, serving their world-class beer to happy customers, matching beer with delicious food and chilling out to great sounds, taking in the atmosphere that is Brewtown.

30 OCT

The Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga

Celebrating all things Bavarian, think traditional Oktoberfest right in Tauranga. Tickets include entry to the event, stein, food and a complimentary beer from one of the selected breweries.

30-31 OCT

TSB Auditorium - Shed 6, 4 Queens Wharf, Te Aro

A 2 day food fair where you can try food and beverages from a wide range of exhibitors. With a strong focus on health products, this is a food court on (good) steroids.


Glendhu Station, Wanaka Mount Aspiring Rd, Glenghu Bay

A long lunch at the gorgeous Glendhu station feasting off local produce while talking about community resilience and localising food with one of the founders of the South Coast Environmental Centre (SCEC). Robyn Guyton will be there to share her gems of wisdom about building up communities and enhancing food resilience and environmental awareness.

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