MiNDFOOD's 7 reasons to visit Hawke's Bay

Words by Ewan McDonald, for MiNDFOOD

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

19 September
Each year, the region's wineries craft special premium wines to raise money for Cranford Hospice. There are 41 offerings available to bid on.

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

Cape South Retreats

A nourishing blend of relaxation, movement, meditation and seasonal food. Dates are: Mindfulness & Meditation: 11-13 September; Women's Wellness: 23-25 October; Restore & Revive: 20-22 November.

Cape South

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

12-26 October
Probably the country's only full arts festival programe in 2020. International theatr artist Lemi Ponifasio opens the feast of performances.

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

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

6-15 November
The twice-yearly food and wine festival brings together restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries and more to celebrate everything good in Hawke's Bay.

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

Edible Fashion Awards

11-13 November
Each year more than 300 designers create wearable art from food or food packaging to honour the Bay's creative spirit and gourmet history.

Edible Fashion Awards

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition

11-15 November
A highlight of spring, this unique exhibition of floral sculpture by artists from around New Zealand invites visitors to explore wildflowers and landscape design at Round Pond.

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition

Napier Art Deco Festival

17-21 February 2021
More than 40,000 people visitors flock into Napier to see it return to its 1930s Art Deco hydey with over 200 events including outdoor concerts and vintage car parades.

Napier Art Deco Festival

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