Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana
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sunday 7th october 2018

EAt. drink. do.



Save the date and get shucking because the Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana is on Sunday 7 October at the Oval, Matakana Country Park. Junction Magazine has teamed up with the Mahurangi Oyster Farmers who promise to prepare the delectable little devils in a myriad of ways and the local drops to pair them with.

Whether you’re an oyster lover or not, the day will provide an all-weather celebration of local food, wine & delights with live music, shucking competitions, cooking demonstrations, face painting and crafts for the kids. 

The beauty of the oysters from this region is they have a uniquely fresh taste with October known for producing a plump creamy and less salty taste than other growing areas, after all the Mahurangi is where oyster farming started in New Zealand.

Coming from Auckland city? Not to worry, as there will be return coaches available from either the CBD Ferry Building or Smales Farm. Simply add these to your order when you purchase your ticket online.

Get ready for some head-bopping beats as we’re excited to announce an epic line-up of live music this year! 80sX, Sam Allen, Laughton Kora, Fifth Element and Jade River Ukes will all be performing on the big stage, delivering you the best music you can sing along and dance to.

Discover the art of wine and oyster matching with local Matakana Winemaker James Graham, who will guide you through five unique Matakana wines paired with oysters served five different ways. These 30 minute sessions are limited to 25 people per session - choose from 10:30am or 12:30pm for $25 per ticket.

Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival is looking for expressions of interest from local wine, beer and food producers to join the party. October is prime oyster season and the beginning of the visitor influx. Register your interest to exhibit by Friday 3rd August, contact Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana at hi@oysterfestmatakana.co.nz

SOLD OUT - Junction VIP Lounge Admission $79.50 including priority parking and ticketing, all day access to the VIP Lounge with drink and picnic box on arrival, exclusive seating area with view of the stage, exclusive toilets, an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 half shell oysters.

Adult tickets cost $39.50 including an event wine glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 oysters.

Children (7 – 17 years old) tickets cost $17 including a non-alcoholic drink and 1 oyster.

Children 6 – under free.




Find out how to become an exhibitor.

eating a raw oyster is like french kissing a mermaid