The Fritter Festival is a world-class wine, food and music festival showcasing the best of Northland's fritter culture. Join us for a day and night dedicated to the not-so-humble fritter: from generational whanau recipes to exotic deep fried concoctions, this is a true gourmand's delight.
The 2020 Fritter Festival is all about tradition. We're challenging chefs from across Northland to bring us their best traditional, old-school fritter recipes, using ingredients that will really put Northland on a plate. Think it sounds simple? Don't be fooled! These chefs have more than one trick up their sleeve...
Groove to the outdoor vibe with a chilled wine, a 5 star fritter and a crowd of like-minded foodies. Fritter 2020 - it's Northland, but not as you know it.
Brought to you by Whangarei District Council, the Fritter Festival runs from 11am-7pm on Saturday 28 March 2020 at Semenoff Stadium.
All ticket prices are inclusive of booking fees. The total ticket price includes an additional 2.5% credit card processing fee. Child is 5-17 years old. 4 and under free.
- Semenoff Stadium is a smoke-free, vape-free venue including the stadium and the car park. As per previous years, your festival wristband will allow you to exit and re-enter the venue.
- Due to it being a food & wine festival, you cannot bring any food or beverage into the festival.
- You must adhere to the venue's T&C's of entry.
Three special bus services will be provided once again for the event. Bus tickets must be purchased with a Fritter Festival ticket. A separate bus ticket will be issued to present to the driver.
All buses are due to arrive at Semenoff Stadium, Okara Drive, Whangarei between 10.30am– 11.00am and will depart Semenoff Stadium from Okara Drive straight after the festival finishes at approximately 7pm.
Please review bus route information carefully to ensure the correct ticket is purchased.
Whangarei District $25 return
Route 1: Matapouri to Semenoff Stadium Return
Pick up points and departing times: Matapouri dairy 10am, Tutukaka Service Station 10.15am, Ngunguru dairy 10.30am
Route 2: Whangarei Heads to Semenoff Stadium Return
Pick up Points and departing times: McLeods Bay The Deck, Reotahi Rd 10.15am, Parua Bay Tavern Car Park, 10.30am, Onerahi Tavern Car Park 10.45am
Route 3: Mangawhai to Semenoff Stadium return
Pick up points and departing times: Mangawhai 9.30am, departs Waipu Cove dairy 9.50am, Waipu Fire Station, Nova Scotia Drive 10.00am, Ruakaka shops 10.30am
Bus tickets can be bought up until 4pm, 24 March 2020.
Pick up points may be adjusted depending on demand. Patrons are advised to leave a daytime phone number during their purchase. Final bus timetables will be posted on the event page of Eventfinda prior to the event.
Note: There is not the ability to have child seats on the buses. Children 4 and under can sit on an adults knee but this is the sole responsibility and decision of the adult and neither the event organiser or bus company will take any responsibility for any incident or injury that may occur. Children 5-17 years old must have their own seat and bus ticket as will children 4 and under who require a dedicated seat. All adults must have a bus ticket.