Kaikoura Seafest is a celebration of good harvest from the ocean and all it represents. Held annually every first Saturday of October, the festival is an extravaganza of food, wine, and entertainment.
Being a coastal region, Kaikoura is naturally blessed with abundant ocean, as well as, land products. That’s why it’s no wonder that the people of the district celebrate it with such joy. And this year’s festival is double the joy and entertainment because the Food and Beverage Vendors will commemorate its twenty-first year anniversary.
Happening on Saturday, 3rd of October, the Kaikoura Seafest features good food, wine, beverages, and continuous live entertainment on the Big Top stage all day long, no matter what the weather may be – rain or shine, hail or snow, the show must go on. Nothing can stop the fun! There will also be non-stop dancing all night with two live bands. While kids will have their Children’s Entertainment from 10:30 in the morning until 1:30 in the afternoon.
A massive centre marquee is going to be set up to keep the weather from dampening the revellers’ spirit.
Almost all food, beverages, and wines offered during the Kaikoura Seafest are from the local Kaikoura, Canterbury, and Marlborough regions. But there will also be guest appearances from Nelson and the West Coast.
And since the Seafest Vendors are going to celebrate their 21st birthday during the event, they expect to host around 5,000 visitors, for whom they have prepared quality food and beverages. Although, they specialize on fresh succulent kai, the vendors are also aware that not all guests are seafood lovers. And so, you can expect that other cuisine will also be available.
Cray Coast cuisine entertainment
Just as she did previously, Jax Hamilton will return as Cuisine MC once again. With her ‘giggles and nibbles’ motto, she will keep you entertained all day even as you enjoy the food. Aside from hosting guest chefs, Jax will also delight foodies with her own cooking demonstration towards the end of the show. Other entities involved in cuisine demonstration are the:
- Kaikoura Brewing Co Ltd which introduces its “Beer School”, where you can have a quick tasting tutorial, and free beer.
- Kiwi Kai. Reni Garguilo will reveal Nelson’s best kept secret, emphasizing on seafood with Māori/Asian flair.
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