Giveaway: Food Festival
Fancy getting out of Auckland for a trip to the Bay of Islands?
Combine a love of good food, wine, and music for a weekend away from Auckland this spring with our Bay of Islands Food Festival giveaway.
Northland will be turning it on for the annual ‘‘it!’’ Food andWine Festival in the Bay of Islands on October 1.
The popular festival is returning to Paihia for its seventh year and includes Northland food and seafood and award winning wine, beer and cider.
We are giving away a festival package valued at $648, which includes two tickets to the festival, a two night stay in Paihia and two tickets on the Explore NZ Hole in the Rock cruise.
New Zealand band Dragon will headline the festival and are expected to woo the crowds with iconic hits like April Sun in Cuba and Are You Old Enough?
Other artists like The Hipstamatics, 5k, JPG and Charlotte Jones will entertain crowds during the day in the lead up to Dragon’s set.
Event organiser Steph Godsiff says the festival has been a hit from the word go.
‘‘Each year we endeavour to bring an iconic New Zealand band to the Bay with top Northland acts playing all day,’’ Godsiff says.
‘‘People love the festival as it is so much fun. It is friendly and the foodies and vineyards are so proud to showcase the region, it’s smiles all round.’’
The family-friendly event also includes oyster shucking, kina sucking and pie eating competitions, plus face painting and a bouncy castle for children.
To enter, send an email with the subject line ‘‘Bay of Islands Food Festival’’ to email@example.com. Entries close on Monday August 5.