The Wellington Wine & Food Festival will be back in February 2025!
11:00am – 7:00pm

A great range of beverages, delicious food and live music – the perfect combination for a stunning day in the sun with friends!

Elevating the festival atmosphere, some of NZ’s top musicians will be providing live music to keep the festival alive and the vibes high. Adding a touch of sophistication, the festival offers champagne, gin, and cocktail bars, providing a classy twist to your beverage choices. Alternatively, you can indulge in the local craft beer, ciders, seltzers, and exquisite wines, creating a diverse and satisfying selection.

The festival vendors can be viewed on the vendor page, with all beverage vendors having standardised drink prices as per the below guide.
All food menu items will be limited to a maximum price $15.00
Please see the individual vendor menus on their listings for what will be on offer (GF, DF, V available).


Festival Currency

Cashless Event: EFTPOS & Credit Only
Wellington Wine & Food Festival is a 100% cashless Festival, all vendors will be accepting contactless payments via EFTPOS & Credit with Paywave available.

Cards Accepted:

  • Eftpos/Debit card
  • Debit Visa/Mastercard
  • Credit Visa/Mastercard
  • Prezzy Cards are accepted 

Please note we will not take Amex, Diners or Union Pay cards.

With no cash to handle, this helps our vendor’s process transactions quickly, which means more time for you to enjoy the Festival!

Eftpos is the preferred payment method as Credit may result in a surcharge.


Wellington Wine & Food Festival is a licenced liquor event operating under strict regulations. We reserve the right to refuse entry if suitable photo ID cannot be presented on request.

We reserve the right to remove any individuals from the festival whose behaviour prevents other visitors from having a good time. Unacceptable behaviour includes, but isn’t limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness.
Alcohol sales close at 7:30pm sharp, an announcement will be made reminding you before sales are going to end.

 Some other general housekeeping rules to be aware of are:

• Use the correct lane on entry to the Festival, to speed up your experience.
• Children and babies are not permitted under the Festival restricted liquor license (no exceptions).
• Safe transport options home will be available if you need a taxi or uber, please ask any staff member.
• No Smoking or vaping is permitted inside the main Festival area, no exceptions (there will be a dedicated area near the main toilets)
• Alcohol cannot be taken outside the Festival.
• If you lose your Festival cup this will not be replaced.
• Please do not bring any animals (except for guide dogs),
• Please do not bring musical instruments or furniture with you (that includes blow up or inflatable items). You can bring blankets or picnic mats.
• Outside food & beverages cannot be brought into the Festival.
• You can bring in an empty clear water bottle (no glass) – there will be free water available.
• Remember your sunscreen, sun hats, rainwear (if required) and warm clothing.
• The rain day as per the terms and conditions is Sunday 25th February

Promotional photos and video will be taken at the festival and by purchasing a ticket and / or attending the festival you give permission for your likeness to be used by Wellington Wine & Food Festival.
If you do not want your image used by Wellington Wine & Food Festival in any future promotional activity please locate a Wellington Wine & Food Festival senior crew member at the festival and let them know.

ID Accepted:  A HANZ Card, Kiwi Access card, a New Zealand Drivers License, New Zealand or Foreign Passport.

On Arrival

Festival gates are open from 11:30am – 7:30pm.

On arrival please match your ticket name with the correct lane (GA or VIP).

When approaching the gate, please have your ticket ready to scan, either a printed version or displayed on your phone – see information on how to download your ticket. Your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband

Please be prepared to show your valid ID. Wellington Wine & Food Festival is a restricted event. We are able to accept a New Zealand Driver’s License, a New Zealand or Foreign Passport, Kiwi Access card or a HANZ 18+ card as identification.

Please note all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the Festival. Bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the Festival.
Also please leave your animals, furniture and children at home (babies/infants included) – you can bring blankets or picnic mats.

As you enter, you’ll be given a Festival Cup and your Festival Guide. And then you’re good to go!

Ticketing Issues

Lost Ticketing
If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please do not fear.
You can search your emails for tickets from

If you can’t find your tickets in your email, try logging into your account and see if you can find them there.
Go to your flicket event website and then follow these simple steps

Alternatively, you can email or check out the handy FAQs as you might find your answer here.

Terms & Conditions

Festival Entry Terms and Conditions click here

Privacy Policy click here

Ticketing Terms and Conditions click here