Entertainment Main stage
We’re excited to bring you some of our best local talent + our overseas (North Island) guests, Knights of the Dub Table! In between we’ll have MC entertainment and DJ’s. It’s going to be great summer fun!
Entertainment family stage
11:00am – 11:30am Opening Ceremony + Kapa haka
11:30am – 11:50am Birdhurst Island Band
12:00am – 12:40am Tobias Magic Show
12:40pm – 1:30pm Kath Bee children’s singer song writer
1:30pm – 1:50pm Vanuatu String Band
2:00pm – 2:20pm EJ Zumba
2:20pm – 2:55pm Muted (School Band)
2:55pm – 3:15pm Miah & Co (youth entertainment)
3:15pm – 3:30pm Dance Motueka
3:35pm – 4:00pm Nelson Sambassadors
4:10pm – 4:40pm The Twisty Twins & Firebird Circus Silks finale
4:45pm – 5:00pm DJ Paul Taxi
Workshops & games
Food Resilience Workshop schedule
12:00pm – 1:00pm Storytelling by The Marvelous Mr. Shapes and his traveling sustainable biodegradable environmentally friendly imaginarium
1:00pm – 2:00pm Food for thought: Argoecology and Aotearoa
2:15pm – 2:45pm Good Food Cities
3:00pm – 3:45pm Herbal Wild Crafting
4:00pm – 4:45pm Plant Based Eating for Health
There will also be a HANDS-ON workshop tent with practical food demonstrations running all day: cheese making, food dehydrating, composting, making food dye, food scrap sauerkraut, plant based cooking demo, etc.
Your find displays around the festival showcasing projects to create a resilient and safe future in our region in where you can meet people who are actively involved in creating a better future. It’s a great opportunity to have a chat and find out what they are doing.
Our young people will share their creative passion, skills and talents. Firebird Circus will be out and about showcasing their circus skills all day and inviting you to play with them, a food quiz and scavenger hunt will entertain kids of all ages as will the giant games.
Students from the Motueka Steiner school, MOTEC and Appleby schools have been working on some amazing displays to share with you at their stalls. These displays show us what these young people are doing to help support our environment and care for the planet.
If you feel like a little break to enjoy your kai and have a chat you’ll find our Relax and Kai area the perfect spot. Here you will also find the healing space to get a massage!
Food & Produce stalls
Motueka Kai Fest celebrates our region, its environment and abundance of food. Kai Fest 2021 puts a strong emphasis on locally sourced produce. It is our aim to create public awareness of the great things local people do to contribute in making our region more unique and resilient. Come and savour the flavours of our fabulous region!
COOK OFF COMPETITION
This year the Motueka Kai Fest 2021 will be hosting another fun Local Cook Off! It’s set to be some great entertainment with lots of laughs and of course some great cooking skills!
Emma Helleur – Celebrant & MC
Judge – Steve Richards (Jester House)
Judge – Brittney Barber
Kylie Quinn – Kylie’s Coffee & Food (The 4 Hundies on High)
Emz Baird-Booth – Repco (The 4 Hundies on High)
Shinade Hamilton – Motueka graze (The Laughing Sisters)
Tui Cook – Motueka graze (The Laughing Sisters)
Luke Jones (The Salmony Chicken Crew)
Jordy McClenaghan (The Salmony Chicken Crew)