The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

New festival to transform Spark Arena into NZ’s biggest urban beer garden

A new craft beer and food festival is set to take place in Auckland in March 2021.

The Auckland Craft Beer and Food Festival, presented by SkyCity, will transform Spark Arena into New Zealand’s largest urban beer garden on Saturday March 27.

Delivered by the team behind the iconic Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival and led by brewery partners Behemoth Brewing Company and Emerson’s Brewery, the event will bring together more than 50 breweries across Spark Arena’s indoor and outdoor areas alongside artisan food and beverage vendors and curated tasting room sessions.

“With the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival in its 8th year now one of Dunedin’s most iconic events, it’s a logical step forward to bring craft beer and food offerings to Tāmaki Makaurau,” says Festival Director, Jason Schroeder says.

“We are pleased to have a part in the growth of local and international brewers alike”.

General admission tickets for the day will be $45, while limited $90 family passes will also be available for two adults and up to four children.

The Live Nation presale begins 1pm Monday November 16 until 1pm Tuesday November 17. General tickets go on sale 2pm Tuesday November 17.

Vendor expressions of interest are now open so don’t delay if you want to bring your brew, beverage or food to the masses. Submit your application here.

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