The highlight of the local summer event calendar, the Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival, is happening on Saturday, 14th January 2023 at the Uretara Domain, Katikati from noon til 6pm.
Katikati, the Avocado Capital of New Zealand, has hosted the festival since January 2004 drawing crowds from all over the Bay of Plenty and beyond.
The Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival always delivers a good time, delicious food and superb wine and the 2023 event will be another unmissable event. The festival is a great opportunity to sit back – or get up and dance -while settling into the summer holiday vibe. Relax and ‘avo’ a great time – we all deserve it after the past couple of years!
The event is family-friendly with a pop-up playground for the kids, plus there are cooking demonstrations with chef Shane Yardley and a diverse range of food and beverage vendors.
The line-up of live music for 2023 promises to get everyone grooving to some cool Kiwi sounds.
Playing from noon are modern rockabillies Boom Boom Deluxe, then at 2.20pm The Lady Killers, featuring New Zealand’s favourite female vocalists Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke, hit the stage with harmonised hits from Queen, The Beatles, Neil Young, Neil Finn and Dolly Parton. From 4.30pm The Jordon Luck Band play the best of all those iconic Exponents tracks we know and love as well as a collection of the band’s favourite Kiwi classics. Meticulously designed by Jordan himself from the ground up, this band has just the one purpose...to bring Jordan’s blend of pop rock genius from the past, present and future… back to the masses. From ‘Who Loves Who The Most?’ to ‘Victoria’…. ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ to ‘I'll Say Goodbye’… and so many more favourites, the Jordan Luck Band are sure to bring the party!
An afternoon of upbeat, dance-along music as well as mouth-watering food and sumptuous wine from local vendors, shared with great company is the perfect way to enjoy a summers day.
Tickets and info on the event here: www.katikatiavofest.co.nz.