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The Great New Zealand Food Show 2018

Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton 5th - 6th May '18

"Come and Experience the Show with Real Bite!"

All your favourite parts of the show are back! The Heathcote Appliances Cooking Theatre is bursting full of well known & local chefs. Our 3 cooking personalities for 2018 are Nici Wickes, Karena and Kasey, and Matilda Rice! The Wintec Cooking Classes will teach you to create a restaurant quality dish and you will enjoy the fun and inspiration that comes from our local chefs competing in the Mystery Cook off.

Take a break from shopping and being entertained and indulge in a gourmet lunch over a beer, wine or cider in our Seat & Eat.

Don’t miss your seat at the table, at The Great NZ Food Show, where you will find products from an extensive range of exhibitors, enjoy scrumptious tastings, while discovering the newest gadgets and most delicious produce.

Visit Waikato's Premier Food Show

With an exciting array of exhibitors and lots to see, do and experience, The Great NZ Food Show offers the complete food experience. There will be a huge range of all things food and beverage to inspire you. Have a taste, enjoy a glass, discover something new, or learn more from the experts. See all the latest products, talk to the experts, and be in to win fantastic prizes over the three days. Check out our Facebook Page

A Complete Food Experience

Sample the latest in delicious edibles, local produce, and innovative products all in one place over two delicious days. Indulge your taste buds in our incredible range of fine New Zealand produce and product.

Enjoy lunch with a difference as it is more than just tastings, with visitors able to purchase food by the plate and wine by the glass!

Seat and Eat Zone

Sit down, relax and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or cider and indulge in a plate of delicious food from an array of pop up eateries in the Seat & Eat zone.

Free Shop and Drop Service

No need to carry around those cumbersome purchases, or make an additional trip to the car. Store your purchases securely, and free of charge, in our Shop & Drop area. Conveniently located at the Show Office near the entrance to the main foyer of the pavilion. We would be happy to store your coat and bag as well in our Office.


Ticket Information

Adult Day Pass: $15
Child (5 - 14 years): $10
Child (under 5): FREE

Adult Multiday Pass: $25
Child Multiday Pass: $15

Cooking Classes

$32.00 each (limited to 24 people per class)

* Please note the price of the class does not include entry to the show.



Park & Stay: Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking (FREE)

Free parking available for the entire weekend - must be Certified Self-Contained.

People that are wishing to stay in this area are welcome to arrive from 2:00 pm Friday 4th May, and leave the venue by 10:00 am Monday 7th May. Arrive through GATE 3 on Brooklyn Rd, Claudelands.


Check Out a Map of the Parking Area

Pets allowed - Pets allowed in camping area as long as they are leashed. Must clean up after dogs.


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