New Zealand Food & Drinks Events – September

Note that some of the events listed below may be cancelled or postponed due to lockdown.


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.

3-4 SEP

Shed 10, 89 Quay St, Auckland CBD

This year, Culley’s Smoke & Spice Festival remains committed to the very best in BBQ-ing! With masterclasses from some of the country’s top BBQ and butcher champs, chefs, artisans, distillers, brewers and a wide range of entertainment, this is one to watch out for!


Nauti Penguin, 19 York St, Russell, Bay of Islands

Taste some amazing spirits, gins, rums, whiskey, vodka and wines from all around New Zealand and abroad. From tasty cocktails, delicious food, a chilli competition and spot prizes for best dressed, this local festival has it all!


Generator @GridAKL, 12 Madden St, Auckland CBD

Wine lovers rejoice! Sample your way through a collection of New Zealand top wines with delicious food (host responsibility oblige) and music to match.


Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 181 Westhaven Dr, Westhaven Marina, Auckland

An evening dedicated to Matakana food & wine producers, specially curated by the RNZYS executive chef Jean Brito.


The Food Farm, 214 Mount Brown Rd, Amberley

Everything you need to know about growing your own food from seed, including what to plant when.


30 Laings Rd, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt

This lifestyle show will cover everything from healthy eating to healthy living.


The Cloud, 89 Quay St, Auckland CBD

Join the very best of New Zealand's craft, artisan, and boutique producers for two delicious days where you can sample, purchase and explore the latest product innovations and give your tastebuds a real treat. With over 60 exhibitors joining the line up, get ready to rock your tastebuds!


Te Papa Museum, Wellington

Exclusive after-hours viewing of our unmissable Surrealist Art exhibition, followed by a three-course fine dining and wine experience with live entertainment.


Brown Trout Cafe, 1158 Garston-Athol Hwy, Athol

The annual wild food competition. Bring your best plate forward for tasting, enjoy the live music and win prizes.


Lyon Park, 86 Albert St, Whitianga

Previously known as the Whitianga Scallop Festival, this event is all about celebrating Whitianga’s unique relationship with the sea with a beautiful range of New Zealand seafood prepared and served the way you like it.

19/25 SEP

Sandringham, Auckland

Starting with a mango lassi this walking food tour explores the flavours and ingredients, created by centuries of movement and trade across India & Sri Lanka.


French Bay Yacht Club, French Bay Beach, Titirangi, Auckland

Back again for another food truck feast, delicious coffee, live music and one of the best views around for Brunch at French Bay Yacht Club.


Horse & Trap, 3 Enfield St, Mt Eden, Auckland

With a focus on Yealands wines this time around, join the Horse & Trap team for a 5 course tasting menu and wine match evening.


L’affare Newmarket, 22 Melrose St, Newmarket, Auckland

Grab your ticket for this quick knock-out competition where simply being able to recognize the odd brew out of three could crown you New Zealand's best palate.

A cupping spoon and maybe a favourite spit cup are all the equipment you need for this fast-paced and entertaining competition.


Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland

Food Trucks are heading back out East! Tell your mates, family & neighbours as no one will want to miss this amazing selection of street food.

Music and entertainment, plus a craft beer pop up bar. Plenty of seating and an atmosphere you can only truly experience at an outdoor Street Food event.


Stop A Otahuhu Town Centre

This all day family event will see over 150 food stalls and trucks representing over 50 different ethnicities! The kids zone will keep the little ones entertained and the MAI FM stage will host performances from up and coming kiwi artists.


Lakeview Dining by Holiday Inn Queenstown, 594 Frankton Road, Queenstown

Queenstown's first bottomless brunch with a view, encapsulating three of the most icon natural landmarks - The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu & Deer Park Heights

25-26 SEP

Palmerston North

Fly Palmy Arena, 61 Pascal St

Palmy get ready to let The Great NZ Food Show take your tastebuds on a culinary journey. Experience a fantastic day out with family and friends, sampling the latest foods, wines and delicious products.

27-28 SEP

Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch Central City

If you're interested in hospitality, food production, food systems and our food story you should be there. It is an exciting time to be part of New Zealand food.Trust us, we know!


Cordis Auckland, 83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland

Foodomics 2021 will bring together experts, researchers, and businesses across New Zealand’s Food & Beverage (F&B) industry. The conference will showcase multiple F&B research projects underway and highlight future opportunities for industry to benefit from cutting-edge research.


Wynyard Pavilion, 17 Jellicoe St, Auckland CBD

Join the team for a very special social networking lunch event. These lunches are fun and inclusive, and feature a 2-course meal, Lanson Champagne on arrival, gift bag and networking with some amazing women.


The Grille by Eichardt’s, 9 Marine Parade, Queenstown

Join Bob Campbell MW as he takes you through some of his favourite New Zealand wines of 2021. The tickets include a 4-course dinner and 12 matched wines.

30 SEP - 3 OCT

City Promenade, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

Enjoy music, performances, food stalls, light installations and a few surprises as Christchurch celebrates the Moon Festival! Celebrating this Chinese and East Asian tradition, Christchurch CBD transforms with spectacular lantern displays and plenty of free outdoor entertainment.

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