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‘IT’ BAY OF IS­LANDS FOOD AND WINE FES­TI­VAL

Pai­hia, Oc­to­ber 6 As if the mouth­wa­ter­ing food and award-win­ning wines weren’t enough of an at­trac­tion, this fes­ti­val runs some of the best foodie com­pe­ti­tions around. Try en­ter­ing the ‘oys­ter shuck­ing and eat­ing’ con­test, the ‘pie eat­ing’ face-off or, our favourite, the ‘kina suck­ing’ comp. Tick­ets $78 from eventfinda.co.nz.

OYS­TER & WINE FES­TI­VAL

Matakana, Oc­to­ber 7 Oys­ter farm­ers from the Mahu­rangi Har­bour will be shuck­ing and serv­ing their plump and de­li­cious oys­ters au na­turel, and pair­ing them with lo­cal wines for a mouth-wa­ter­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at this lively event. Tick­ets $39.50. Visit oys­ter­fest­matakana.co.nz

A FES­TI­VAL OF BEER

Blen­heim, Oc­to­ber 7 En­joy a lazy af­ter­noon of craft beer matched with a range of tasty delights, in­clud­ing slow-cooked bar­be­cue brisket, bratwurst, pick­les and sauer­kraut. All can be eaten while en­joy­ing some fab­u­lous live Bavar­ian mu­sic. En­try is free, find out more at vi­nesvil­lage­cafe.co.nz/events

SHER­WOOD OR­GANIC WINE FES­TI­VAL

Queen­stown, Septem­ber 23 Whether you are a se­ri­ous wine buff or ca­sual quaf­fer, this event of­fers some­thing for the en­tire fam­ily with bar­be­cued food, a kids’ area and live mu­sic along­side a broad range of wine stalls. En­try in­cludes wine tast­ing at all stalls and kids are free. Tick­ets $10 from eventfinda.co.nz.

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