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North Canterbury Food & Wine Events

Waipara Valley Wine and Food Festival - March 2016

The Waipara Valley Wine and Food Festival is held late March each year. Enjoy Waipara Wines, food stalls and entertainment. A relaxed fun family day out plus a great opportuntity to look at a wide cross selection of Waipara Wines.

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Kaikoira Seafest - October 2015

Kaikōura Seafest is an annual festival of local wine and food and a celebration of the abundance of the ocean and all it represents for the Kaikōura region.

An impressive variety of products, predominantly from the North Canterbury, is offered — all enjoyed with continuous live entertainment throughout the day. For more information and ticket sales go to

More great local events...

When you are travelling through North Canterbury be sure to take in a local events in the Waimakariri District, Hurunui District, and Kaikoura.

North Canterbury Farmers and Produce Markets

Oxford Farmers' Market - every Sunday morning 9am - 12noon, Main Street, Oxford

The Oxford Farmers' Market is a popular destination for locals, visitors and passers through. Located in the middle of Oxford the local fresh produce is varied and as this is an all year round market also offers the freshest seasonal produce. The smell of fresh coffee and breakfast goodies being cooked will entice your taste buds to stop, mingle, chat and enjoy the experience of fresh food at the Oxford Farmers Market every Sunday morning.

Ohoka Farmers' Market - every Friday 9am - 12.30pm, Ohoka Domain, Mill Rd, Ohoka

Ohoka Farmers Market is held in sheltered Ohoka Domain. Our regular customers are provided with a healthy alternative shopping experience. Our local stallholders, growers and food artisans offer a diverse variety of affordable, seasonal, fresh local produce.  Some of our produce is unique to our market. All of our produce is of a high quality. We have organic and gluten free produce too! So why not join us - we love visitors who know a good thing when they see it! The market is held wet or fine - and is undercover during those damper days.

Cust Famers Market - first Saturday of the month, 9.30am - 1pm. Cust Community Centre, Cust

The Cust Village Market is held in the pictuersque Cust Community Centre grounds, fesh local plants and produce, car boot sale, fund raising sausage sizzles, raffles, arts and crafts and a children's market. There is a fun playground near by. The market is held wet or fine using the large Cust Community Cente.

Kaiapoi Farmers' Market - every Saturday 9am - 12pm, Carpark next to NZPost, Charles St, Kaiapoi

There is no excuse now not to enjoy fresh produce! Join many of the stallholders from Ohoka each Saturday in the Carpark next to NZ Post in Kaiapoi. Don't forget to bring your own shopping bags and enough cash (only a few stalls have EFTPOS facilities).

Waipara Valley Farmers' Market - every Saturday 9am - 12 noon, Carters Road, Amberley

Check out the Waipara Valley Farmers' Market held out the front of the Hurunui District Council.  Plenty of parking is available. There is an excellent range of local produce, from vegetables, home baking, fish and meat, olive oils, eggs, honey, preserves and bread and lots in between including fabulous coffee. Stallholders come from the region between the Waimakariri and Conway Rivers.  As with other markets bring plenty of cash and your own shopping bag.