Frequently Asked Questions

ENTRY FOR TICKETHOLDERS

Gates open at 10.00am

BRING YOUR TICKETS AND ID

Bringing hard copy tickets will speed up your entry (we can scan from your phone if required).
We may require you to present an approved proof-of-age document to confirm you are aged 18 years or above.
Approved proof-of-age documents must be valid, current and be one of the following; a New Zealand Photo Driver’s License, a NZ or overseas Passport or an HNZ 18+ card.

FESTIVAL HOURS

10am until late!
The new revamped Wildfoods Festival means there is entertainment all day with no break.
When the festival is over the NZ Army Band will march us to the beach to watch a spectacular fireworks display.

PARENTAL SUPERVISION REQUIRED

The Hokitika Wildfoods festival is a family-friendly festival, but you must be 18+ to drink alcohol.
Children aged 15 years or below must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

BRING CASH

Cash is King – while a small number of our exhibitors do carry EFTPOS, and ATM’s are provided on site, bringing cash will ensure you don’t spend the day in queues!

PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & SOUND

You consent to be included in photography, film and sound recordings to be used by the organisers in any medium or context without further authorisation by or compensation to you.

PLEASE LEAVE FOOD AND DRINK AT HOME

We have a diverse selection of food vendors, the beer & wine tent and non-alcoholic drinks available at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, so we’ll have everything you need – even coffee!
Please be aware that homemade and commercial food and drinks are not permitted and will be confiscated at the gate.

BE PREPARED FOR THE WEATHER

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, sun hats, and shades – or a poncho if the weather requires.
Some shade is available around the venue, but as the event is outdoors, we are exposed to the elements throughout.

ARRANGE TRANSPORT

Be a legend and offer to be your group’s designated driver. Make use of the nearby taxi or order a shuttle.
Never drive to or from the event if you’ve consumed alcohol.

PLAN YOUR ROUTE, ARRIVE EARLY

Traffic disruptions are likely immediately before, during and after the festival.
Plan your route carefully and allow extra time when travelling to or near the Festival.

FESTIVAL LOCATION

The Festival is located at Cass Square, Hokitika.
Access to the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is on the corner of Weld and Bealey Streets.

PARKING

Don’t drive if you intend to drink alcohol. If you do have a designated driver, car parking is not provided at the festival venue. Please find free on-street parking on nearby Streets.

RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival requests your support in reducing the impact our event has on our neighbours. Please be respectful when entering and leaving the venue and ensure litter is disposed of in the bins provided.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

There are a range of accommodation options in town including backpackers, motels, hotel, B&Bs and our designated Festival Campgrounds: Sunset Point, and Westland High School.
For any accommodation and local attraction enquiries please contact the team at Hokitika i-SITE on 03 755 6166 or isite@destinationwestland.co.nz

FAMILY FRIENDLY

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is a family friendly event. We have a large Kiddies corner with a range of bouncy castles and activities to keep families entertained for hours.

 PETS

No pets allowed on site.

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