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Whangarei Fritter Festival


Sat 29 Mar 2014, 11:00am–7:00pm

Where: Northland Events Centre, Okara Park, Okara Dr, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - Gate Sales: $45.00
  • Child - Gate Sales: $15.00
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) - Gate Sales: $95.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Gates sales available from the venue from 9am Saturday 29 March.
Adult tickets - $45
Child tickets - $15
Family tickets (2 Adult+2 Children) - $95

After a very successful inaugural event in 2013, the Whangarei Fritter Festival is back on Saturday 29 March 2014!

Come and enjoy a relaxed day with great music and a feast of fine wines and gourmet fritters from Whangarei and the region's finest local restaurants and wineries. Featuring outstanding sounds from Kora, one of New Zealand’s most powerful live bands, Ladi6, dDub, Kurfew and Juice on the Loose. MC'd by Northland Comedian and Kiwi Faves host Aaron Beard.

Soak up the music while you sample the wine and food of our district and have fun with plenty of great family entertainment including the return of the giant water slide, bouncy castle for the kids and other activities.

The top restaurants and cafes will also battle it out for the annual Best Fritter Trophy. Absolute Caterers took out the inaugural award with their Kingfish Fritter last year so everyone will be gunning for the top prize this time.

You have your say too and last year Top Sail won the New World People's Choice Award for the best fritter, so let's see who will take it out in 2014!

Brought to you by Venues and Events Whangarei, the Fritter Festival runs from 11am-7pm on Saturday 29 March 2014 at Toll Stadium.

Book your tickets in advance and save!
Earlybird tickets available until 28 February for adults and groups, discounted general price until 28 March, event day gate sale prices 29 March.
All ticket prices are inclusive of booking fees. Note: The 2013 festival prices were exclusive of the booking fee, so you paid this on top of the ticket price.
Tickets can also be purchased from the Forum North Box Office.

Bus Passes
For only $15 let someone else take care of getting you to the festival. Buses leave from the following locations and times.

Note: There is not the ability to have child seats on the buses. Children 4 and under can sit on an adults knee but this is the sole responsibility and decision of the adult and neither the event organiser or bus company will take any responsibility for any incident or injury that may occur. Children 5-17 years old must have their own seat and bus ticket as will children 4 and under who require a dedicated seat. All adults must have a bus ticket.

Bus Timetable and Routes
Route 1 Waipu Cove to Toll Stadium return:
Stop 1: Waipu Cove Campground – 10.00am
Stop 2: Waipu Town (Museum Car Park) – 10.10am
Stop 3: Cnr of Marsden Point Road and Ruakaka Beach Road – 10.25am
Stop 4: Ruakaka Town Centre – 10.30am
Stop 5: Toll Stadium – 11.00am
Return: Departs Toll Stadium at 7.15pm and follows reverse route from above

Route 2 Matapouri to Toll Stadium return:
Stop 1: Matapouri Dairy – 10.00am
Stop 2: Tutukaka Marina (Opposite Oceans Resort) – 10.15am
Stop 3: Ngunguru School – 10.30am
Stop 4: Toll Stadium – 11.00am
Return: Departs Toll Stadium at 7.15pm and follows reverse route from above

Route 3 Whangarei Heads to Toll Stadium return:
Stop 1: McLeods Bay – 10.15am
Stop 2: Parua Bay Tavern car park – 10.30am
Stop 3: Onerahi Tavern car park – 10.45am
Stop 4: Toll Stadium – 11.00am
Return: Departs Toll Stadium at 7.15pm and follows reverse route from above

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