Wild west warms up

Get #ATasteOfTheWild in Hok­i­tika next month.

Waitaki Herald - - WHAT’S ON -

The 29th an­nual Hok­i­tika Wild­foods Fes­ti­val will con­tinue to cap­ti­vate all of your senses with its unique mix of tastes, sights, smells, sounds and touches, which are all a key part of the fa­mous West Coast hos­pi­tal­ity.

More than 50 stalls of­fer up ev­ery el­e­ment of Wild­foods, from the West Coast icons of white­bait and veni­son to the ed­i­ble icons of Aotearoa and abroad. This is an event for ev­ery foodie’s bucket list, of­fer­ing from del­i­cacy to

The com­bi­na­tion of fine wines and de­li­cious sal­mon make this fes­ti­val unique to New Zealand. Tick­ets on sale from Eventfinda.co.nz for $15, chil­dren un­der the age of 16 can en­ter for free. Sum­mer Show: 2pm-4pm at Caro­line Bay Hall. The Ti­maru Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety presents its an­nual sum­mer show. The main flow­ers to fea­ture will be dahlias and roses. Also Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 25. dis­gust­ing, from oys­ter to moun­tain oys­ters and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

Mu­sic head­lin­ers will be sup­ported by a range of other lo­cally, na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned demon­stra­tion chefs, buskers, rov­ing en­ter­tain­ers, MCs, co­me­di­ans and stage acts.

Make sure to dress up or down for the fa­mous Feral Fash­ion com­pe­ti­tion. There is a great range of prizes up for grabs from friends of the fes­ti­val for those that #WearYourWild.

Other events over the Wild Week­end in­clude things to do on Fri­day (Wild Warm Up) and Satur­day (Of­fi­cial After­party) nights, along with a week­end long mar­ket in Hok­i­tika town­ship.

Get in touch with the team at the Hok­i­tika i-site to sort out your ac­com­mo­da­tion and other ac­tiv­i­ties for your time on the wild side.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to stay up to date with #What­sWild check out: wild­foods.co.nz

HOK­I­TIKA WILD­FOODS FES­TI­VAL 2018 ❚ Cass Square, Weld Street, Hok­i­tika ❚ Satur­day March 10, 10:00am and Satur­day March 11, 7:30pm

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