Quieter time offer

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From May 1st to September 30th… Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 (exclusions apply)
Stay 4 nights pay for 3 (exclusions apply)


Hastings Farmers Market

Event Time: every Sunday From 8.30 a.m. (Postponed during Level 3) / Event Location: Hastings

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Hawke’s Bay Marathon

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Run away to Hawke’s Bay for a running festival incorporating 42km, 21km and 10km events, as well as a 3km kids run option.

Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, quiet country roads and passed vineyards and orchards – all finishing at the impressive Elephant Hill winery where you can celebrate your efforts in style.

The finish line will be a food and wine festival, where you can celebrate your achievements in true Hawke’s Bay style.

Once you’re done with the run, you’ll have the rest of the weekend (or even stay a few more days) to soak up more of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer – be it foodwineart decocycle trails or pretty much anything else you could hope for.


Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival

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SAVE THE DATE – 12 – 26 OCTOBER 2020

The 2019 Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival was phenomenal and 2020 is shaping up to be just as incredible.

Think amazing Kiwi legends, along with outstanding local and international acts. A programme featuring blues to burlesque, circus to comedy, cabaret to Ceilidh, dance to delight, theatre to thrill, and a fantastic selection of literary treats in the Readers and Writers programme.

Lock these dates in your diary now, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.

Programme out soon!


Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2020

Event Time: 5pm / Event Location: Exhibition Hall, Tomoana Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay, Kenilworth Road, Hastings

The Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards now in their 20th year is the oldest regional wine awards competition in New Zealand. The Awards objective is to identify, promote and celebrate excellence in wine making in the Hawke’s Bay region as well as endorsing the contribution viticulture has to the economic, cultural and social well-being of Hawke’s Bay.
Entries are accepted from wineries with wine made from 85% Hawke’s Bay grapes. Over 90% of Hawke’s Bay wineries including multinational wine makers with vineyards in and out of Hawke’s Bay enter this competition.



Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Hawkes Bay Showgrounds

Animals of all shapes and sizes, strong livestock competition, wood choppers, fencing, world class shearing – Hawke’s Bay on Show is a true celebration of Hawke’s Bay rural life coming to town!

Hawke’s Bay on Show is just that – a showtime atmosphere showcasing Hawke’s Bay, celebrating the beautiful products our region produces, wine, produce, as well as our people.


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Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay will be filled with Alpaca, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Dog Trials, Equestrian, Fleece Wool, Pigs and Sheep as well as Shearing, Wood Chopping, Poultry and Home Industries.

Alongside these competitions there will be more than 240 trade displays, Animal World, Mahons Amusements and sideshows and plenty of homegrown entertainment.

Each year we host around 30,000 over three days at what is touted as Hawke’s Bay’s largest gathering. It is the largest event held on Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Day.


F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic

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Take your seat at the F.A.W.C! table

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is Hawke’s Bay’s iconic culinary festival, held twice a year – June and November – in stunning locations throughout the region.

Across four weekends in June, and ten days in November, the region celebrates our bounty of produce and top-drawer talent with a series of out-of-the-box events, showcasing all that’s amazing about wining and dining in Hawke’s Bay. You’ll get to enjoy one-off experiences that are not available at any other time of the year.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously though – F.A.W.C! is about catching up with friends, making new ones, and having a great time while enjoying exceptional cuisine served up by an outstanding array of talent.