Food, Wine and Music Festival a Tauranga first

Tauranga’s inaugural Tauranga Food, Wine and Music Festival in November will showcase some of NZ’s best cuisine, wine and beverages.

Combining three things Kiwis love – good food, wine and music – the Festival will take place on  November 23 2019 at Wharepai Domain.

Festival organisers, local residents, Natasha Thomas and Michael Beacall were motivated to put on the family-friendly event to bring New Zealanders together in the heart of Tauranga.

“Being a foodie at heart, good food and wine has always been a passion of mine. I love going to culinary and music events where there is the opportunity to enjoy new tastes, brands, music and experiences,” says Natasha.

The Tauranga Food, Wine and Music Festival will be an opportunity for local businesses and food and beverage outlets from around the country to come together in the Bay of Plenty to showcase or launch their products in a special way.

Festival attendees will be entertained by local musicians throughout the day. The full line-up will be announced next month, however, The Native Poms and The Vegas Brown Band are two bands confirmed to be playing.

Tickets went on sale on July 1 2019 and are available online through Eventfinda, Eventbrite, through selected outlets throughout the Bay of Plenty. Prices start at $29.95. The organisers say that people need to get in quick as there will only be 6000 tickets.

All exhibitor stalls have been filled, with exciting wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafes, food trucks and catering companies coming board to showcase their products at this fantastic event.

“I’ve watched the growth in the region and I felt it was the perfect time to introduce an event like this to the area,” adds Natasha.

“We look forward to welcoming Bay of Plenty locals, and people from further afield to this unique event!”

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