North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

North Canterbury

Sun 3rd Mar 2024

Glenmark Domain
87 Church Road

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Ticketing: Public

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Glenmark Domain
Glenmark Drive
New Zealand

Set Under the Oaks in Glenmark Domain is the Coolest Little Wine Festival!

Ahead of the local wine harvest taking place, the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival sees over 4,000 fine folk join us in the heart of Waipara. We look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand’s most-loved wine and food region for a celebration like no other.

Under the Oaks you will find pockets of entertainment, immerse yourselves in conversations with other lovers of local produce and fall in love with everything North Canterbury has to offer!

With plenty of free motorhome parking available, the road to the festival should be on every adventurer’s route next March. To find out more information and to book your tickets, visit

Tickets: Purchase your tickets HERE!

Standard Adult Tickets: 

General Admission Adult tickets include a festival wine tasting glass, entry to all events on the day in the 'Talk Tent' and entertainment throughout the day.

Sober Driver Tickets: 

Sober Drivers will be wristbanded on arrival to the festival and are not permitted to drink any alcohol at the site. The sober driver wristband will still give you access to all the fun – with great food and non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase across the day, as well as entry to all events in the 'Talk Tent' and entertainment!

Under 18: Free

No tickets required. Under 18's are still required to enter through the official entry gate at the festival. We will have plenty for the little ones to do at the festival, including face-painting and a petting zoo. 

*Limited 2024 tickets available. Please make sure you’re happy with all T’s and C’s before purchasing.

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

The North Canterbury NZMCA Area will use the adjoining paddock for parking motorhomes/caravans.

Key details:

  • The entrance is off Glenmark Drive - the flags will be out.
  • The cost to park is FREE thanks to the Canterbury Area Volunteers.
  • Arrive from 3 pm Friday 1st March.
  • Depart no later than 11 am Monday 4th March.
  • You must hold a festival ticket.
  • No dogs are allowed as this is a working farm.
  • Please leave the camping area as you found it - pack in & pack out.

Winemaker's visit: 

There will also be a winemaker visiting the parking site on Saturday 2nd Marchat 4pm for tastings, and to tell us their wine story. This year it is the Mt Mount Brown Winery, hosted by Catherine.

The cost to attend is $3 per person or $5 per couple, payable to Jim Grierson North Canterbury NZMCA on the day. Please bring your own chairs and glasses.

Please contact Jim Grierson if you have any questions - 027 534 1261