This exciting new festival will feature gourmet food stalls, live music and entertainment for the whole family, in the beautiful Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula.
The festival will also feature restaurateur, television host and food education advocate Ganesh Raj presenting cooking masterclasses.
The Thames Food and Buskers Festival is free to attend, except for the Ganesh Raj masterclasses which will be ticketed. Tickets for these classes go on sale in February 2021. More details to come.
Event organiser, Sue Lewis-O'Halloran, Chief Executive Officer of the Thames Business Association shares “the first-ever Thames Food and Buskers Festival is a wonderful opportunity to get together as a community, as well as bring people from near and far.
We will celebrate food and entertainment, with a focus on local produce and an opportunity to meet one of New Zealand’s most well-known cooks.” Sue adds “our festival provides a chance to showcase this beautiful town on the Coromandel, filled with history and wonderful heritage attractions, plus amazing outdoor adventure trails for keen trampers and cyclists. This is a family-friendly festival, for all ages and stages and we aim to have something for everyone to enjoy.”
In addition to offerings at the festival, visitors to the area can catch the famous Thames Market on Saturday morning, which offers an eclectic array of treasures and local produce. The Thames is an easy day trip, being just a short drive from major centres, Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, or for those who choose to settle in for a coastal getaway weekend, there are
fantastic local accommodation options available
The Thames Food and Buskers Festival 2021 is proudly presented by the Thames Business Association, with the support of the Thames Coromandel District Council.