Tauranga Farmers Market
The best way to support local and eat fresh!
Every Saturday, 7.45–12 noon
Tauranga Primary School, 31 Fifth Ave
Katikati Avocado Smash Competition
Check out the competing dishes at cafes in Katikati from 28 November–4 January.
Fun for all the family and a great way to stock the freezer.
Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 8am to 6pm
Ohaupo Orchard, 397 Jary Road, Ohaupo
Ngatea Orchard, a short drive south on central road south off SH2.
with Hunt & Gather Bee Co in Raglan
December 30, January 3, 5, 8, 13, 17, 20 & 22 from 9.30am
Katikati Avocado Festival
Enjoy live music whilst savouring excellent food and fine wine.
Saturday 9 January, 11am‒6pm
Early bird tickets $25, otherwise $27 at the gate on the day.
www.katikatiavofest.co.nz or at the Katikati Information Centre.
First we Eat
The first of its kind in Aotearoa, ‘First We Eat’ is a fresh, multi-sensory festival experience in the Bay of Plenty that combines NZ’s leading musicians and culinary-creations by celebrity chefs, where guests will get to dine, drink and dance all day long.
Saturday 30 January
A three-day celebration of gin kicking off with a six-course degustation menu on the Friday night. Enjoy meeting the makers, gin masterclasses, great sounds and food.
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival
HGAF is one of Aotearoa’s largest regional arts festivals. This vibrant outdoor festival showcases an exciting collection of the region’s creative community and a curated selection of national touring shows, predominantly staged within the magical setting of the Hamilton Gardens.
Ready to go on another taste-tangling adventure? Kitchen Takeover – Atua Māori and the Taiao edition features celebrity chefs Karena and Kasey Bird.
25 February to 10 April
Tickets range from $155 to $195pp
The Great Pumpkin Carnival
Competitions to grow the biggest pumpkin, pumpkin carving, pumpkin races and pumpkin cooking competitions all combine for this fun family day out.
Hamilton Gardens – Rhododendron Lawn
Back in 2021 and bigger and better! Celebrating all things food in the Waikato, this 5-day culinary event is one not to be missed.
Tauranga Tasting Tours
Vilagrad Winery Sunday Lunch
The Brantry Taupo Sunday Lunch
14 February (Valentine’s Day)
Martinborough Winery Tour