When you think of Banks Peninsula do ever think of fresh smoked salmon, award winning olive oil, juicy chorizo and New Zealand wine?
Well…you should, because our beautiful Banks Peninsula has even more to offer than just world class scenery and wildlife, we have an abundance of award winning food too!
This weekend us folk in Akaroa will be celebrating our fourth Annual Akaroa Harvest Festival. It promises to showcase an array of excellent local produce……and you are all invited!
When: Saturday April 11th
Where: The Akaroa Area School
Time: 10 am to 4.00pm.
This year’s festival boasts at least 30 stalls all offering prime locally-sourced produce ranging from mussel and paua fritters to Pig in a Day – all things pork including a workshop – ‘Three things Italian’,
As always, the atmosphere will be enhanced with live music and local wine, and to create a fun fairground vibe the day will play host to traditional games such as the egg-and-spoon race and sack race.
Food Glorious Food
Let your taste buds discover Banks Peninsula sourced honey, tasty French crepes, sumptuous berries, fresh local lamb,artisan cheese and quince, along with locally produced wines that will be available to both taste and purchase.
There will also be some competition on the day. Bakers will go head to head in a cake auction.
Top chefs will return to Akaroa by way of some marvellous cakes; all fighting for the highest bid to raise money for the Akaroa Health Hub.
Whilst other locals will compete for the ‘best jam’, and who better to judge this than Lou Bentley from the Akaroa Cooking School.
The festival truly celebrates some of the best food and wine in New Zealand – all produced on Banks Peninsula.
Best of all this is a free event, so come on over to Akaroa for a great day out and support the local folk…..