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North Canterbury Food & Wine Events

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Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival - Sunday 6 March, 10.30am - 5pm

The festival is returning with an independent, fete-like-vibe, to celebrate North Canterbury’s wineries, alongside local food producers and restaurants of the region.

Expect pockets of musicians, turntables, entertainers and pony rides for the kids, to enjoy alongside this flourishing wine and food scene of North Canterbury.

Early Bird tickets on sale now at Dash Tickets, or from Waipara Valley winery cellar doors.

Follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram for the latest event updates and giveaways thanks to North Canterbury's finest food & wine producers.


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.

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

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.