Motueka Kai Fest is a wonderful signature event held each year during harvest time (autumn) to remind ourselves and tell the world about the great food produced in the Motueka area. And to have a lot of fun!
Motueka grows great food, thanks to outstanding water, soil, climate and people; and the Kai Fest brings together our community of many cultures to learn more about and honour one thing which we all have in common - Kai (the Maori word for food).
The 2021 event will take place on Sunday, February 28th, from 11am to 6pm on Goodman Reserve next to the Recreation Centre.
As well as the huge range of food and food-related stalls running throughout the day
A series of stalls and displays will be set up by set up by local food businesses showing their wares.
We invite people and community groups to apply for stall space to display and sell their foods and other food-related products. To apply, please click on this link and fill in the form online: Apply for a Motueka Kai Fest stall here
Entertainment through the day features a great variety of local musicians and artists. Bands will play from the performance stage, but there will also be roving entertainers at spots around the reserve. As well, there will be a large area set aside for educational games, circus performers and aerial skills. Plus a bungy trampoline for teenagers and adults (small charges apply) and a free bouncy castle course for the kids.
Sponsors and Supporters: We gratefully acknowledge the organisations that have contributed financially to the creation and running of this event. Our funders and financial supporters include:
- Rata Foundation - for the third year
- Lion Foundation - also for the third year
- Wakatū Incorporation
- Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust
- Turners & Growers Global Ltd
- Tasman District Council
- Motueka Community Store
- Mitre 10
- Our Town Motueka
- New World
- Golden Bay Fruit & Birdhurst
- CW Drill