The IT Festival Paihia


it! Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival 2015

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This is “it!!!” For the sixth year Paihia is holding the successful 'it' Bay of Islands Boutique Food and Wine Festival - "it" is the event not to be missed - Love it! Cook it! Drink it! Bite it! Sing it! A successful recipe of fantastic food, wine, entertainment and friendly locals all mixed up together in the Bay of Islands. The main act this year is The Black Seeds!!!!


Along with mouthwatering food, award winning vineyards, beer and cider - we have lots of fun going on around the place - there are real kiwi competitions such as “Kina Sucking”, “Oyster Shucking and Eating” and of course “Pie Eating!” - we are in Pai-hia after all!!

The Bay of Islands is a top holiday destination that has retained it’s small friendly feel - there is plenty to do around the town whether it be to take a boat trip to see the dolphins, have a swim, kayak, visit Waitangi or head into the bush. Or you can just sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by! The festival is centre of town with great shopping, bars and cafes. All happening on Saturday October 24th 2015, 11am - 6pm

Please note - no food or drinks or animals may be brought into the festival grounds. Tickets give you entry to 7 hrs of live entertainment - culminating with The Black Seeds, a fantastic atmosphere and a lot of fun - there are food and wine stalls on site supplying fantastic quality reasonably priced local produce for you to choose from during the day or use your pass to go out and enjoy some of our local restaurants - or even bring a picnic to have on the beach in between performances - This is ‘it’ an event not to be missed!

11:00am Kerikeri High School Jazz Band
11:30am DDF Dance Studioz Diamond Divas
12:00pm 5k
1:30pm Strangely arousing
2:45pm Inertia
4:10pm DDF Dance Studioz Diamond Divas
4:30pm The Black Seeds

Face painting all day!
Bouncy castles (under 5’s) - all day!

11:30am Mike the Magician’s Magic Show
12:30pm Mike the Magician’s Magic Show
2 - 3:00pm DDF Dance Studio Workshop

(by the main stage)
11:30am Seafood Chowder Competition judging

1 - 1:30pm
Kina Sucking
Pie Eating – we are in Pai-hia after all!
Oyster Shucking