Motueka Kai Fest is a wonderful signature event held each year during harvest time to remind ourselves and tell the world about the great food produced in the area. And to have a lot of fun!
Motueka grows great food, thanks to outstanding water, soil, climate and people; and the Kai Fest brings together our community of many cultures to learn more about and honour one thing which we all have in common - Kai.
Programme: The event will take place on Sunday, April 9th, 2017, from 10am to 3pm on Decks Reserve, in association with Motueka Sunday Market. View the promotional video to get a flavour. More than 150 food and community stalls will be operating.
The main event will start at 10am, and at 11am there will be a colourful, vibrant pageant and ceremony. A programme of family games will slot in after lunch. Throughout the remainder of the day we have a great line-up of local entertainers on stage and roaming.
Special guest: NZ cricketing legend John Wright is using the Motueka Kai Fest to launch his music video featuring the song 'Driving into Mot'. You can meet him at the event, and/or get tickets for his concert that night. Book here.
Edge events: In the week of April 1st - April 8th, leading up to the Sunday festival day, the community group Our Kai Motueka is hosting a set of workshops, tours and talks aiming to expand our understanding of food. You can register for events online or at the Motueka i-Site. View the Edge Event programme here.
Motorhome visitors: This family-friendly event is being promoted by the NZ Motor Caravan Association - parking sites for members are available close to the event location. Details here.
Sponsors and Supporters: We gratefully acknowledge the organisations that have contributed financially to the creation and running of this event. View details about these supporters here.