Wildfoods Festival FAQs

When and where is the next Wildfoods Festival going to be?

Wildfoods Festival is always held on the second Saturday of March at Cass Square, in the cool little town of Hokitika!

(That’s Sat 10 March 2018,

Sat 9 March 2019... You get the picture!)

How much are Wildfoods Festival tickets?

$35 (Earlybird discount) if you get in before 10 Jan 2018

$40 from 10 January 2018 until 9 March 2018

or $45 on the day of the Festival (if there are any left, that is!)

Detailed ticket pricing is available online from Eventfinda NZ

Do I need a separate ticket to the Wildfoods Official Afterparty?

Yes. Tickets to the Afterparty are completely separate as this is a strictly R18’s event.

Is there a Festival + Afterparty combo ticket that I can buy?

Tickets options are available online from Eventfinda NZ

Where can I buy tickets to the Festival and the Afterparty?

Tickets for both events are available online from Eventfinda NZ

Is the Afterparty R18?

Yes, the Wildfoods Official Afterparty is strictly an R18s event.

What accommodation options are there in town?

There are a range of accommodation options in town including backpackers, motels, hotel, B&Bs and our designated Festival Campgrounds: Sunset Point, Wadeson Island, and Westland High School.

For any accommodation and local attraction enquiries please contact the team at Hokitika i-SITE on 03 755 6166

Where can I find more information on your camping options?

Visit our camping information page!

Is the Wildfoods Festival family friendly?

Yes Wildfoods Festival is a family friendly event with lots of entertainment for kids of all ages.

In 2018 we will have a great range of kids entertainment onsite for families to enjoy.

What food will available for purchase?

We will have over 50 stallholders on site providing a range of Wildfoods, from gourmet options like game meats, quality seafood, international cuisines, yummy desserts and a traditional Maori hangi, to some downright disgusting delicacies like mountain oysters, scorpions, worms, horse semen and of course the iconic huhu grubs – a Festival favourite.

Check out the link to our Stallholders page for more info on what you could be sinking your teeth into!

Are pets allowed at the Festival site?

No, we’re sorry, pets are not allowed on site at Cass Square. Sadly, Fluffy will have to stay home and wait for your return to hear all about it!

What else is going on during Wildfoods Weekend?

Friday night has a band on the beach, the weekend long Markets will be open on Railway Terrace. The markets will bring stallholders from near and far to show off their wares, food vendors to serve up some grub while you shop and a range of local acts on stage that will keep you entertained! The weekend has a few other surprises in store and you can keep updated by checking out our Facebook page Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. Grab your tickets, sort your accommodation or campsite, and start planning your Feral Fashion – see you in Hokitika for a great Wildfoods Weekend 9 – 11th March 2018.