New Zealand Blues and BBQ Festival


Fri 25th - Sun 27 Nov 2022

Rotorua Lakeside Village Green

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Ticketing: Public

Parking site

School field near event site
Village Green
New Zealand

Max vehicle capacity (approx): 50

The local Bay of Plenty Blues Club are bringing the New Zealand Blues and BBQ Festival to Rotorua this November. (25-27)

They have put this festival on for many years and have a great group of dedicated fans and musicians who are always keen to attend.

Normally attracting anywhere between 500-1000 festival-goers, this year they have added the new element of an internationally sanctioned BBQ competition, a new venue, and increased festival capacity to approx 1500.  This is not your typical at home BBQ! 

These competitions will be judged and prizes awarded each evening. You will be able to view the masters at work. There will be hot and fast grilled steak cook-offs and slow-cooked brisket (some cooked for 12hrs +) being sampled by the judging panel!

The new venue is the Rotorua Lakeside Village Green, which is worth showcasing after recent improvements to the waterfront area. You can sit and relax under a large marquee sipping craft beer, wine and spirits whilst listening to quality bands entertain you all day and into the night

Friday is Blues music and a comedian, Saturday is funky blues music and a really fun Aussie blues band and Sunday is more of a youth music festival day.  Enjoy over 25 acts across the weekend!

There will be mouth-watering smoked and grilled bbq food to buy,  plus a variety of unique vendors selling custom made guitars, leather aprons, bbq associated products like meat rubs and sauces and more!

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Tickets now on sale and offer NZMCA members a special rate - Select either NZMCA Weekend Pass + Parking or NZMCA Weekend Pass - General Admission (without parking).

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

Want to park within 5 minutes of the festival? 

NZMCA members will have:

  • Exclusive use of a school field for parking from Friday 4 pm -Sunday 12 pm
  • Only 50 spaces available (minimum 2 night stay) 
  • Access to the school hall and bathroom
  • No pets allowed
  • Tickets for parking will be combined with a weekend festival pass 
  • To access the special rate for NZMCA members book here and select NZCMA Weekend Pass + Parking