The Seriously Good Food Show returns to Trustpower Arena Baypark on the 29th and 30th of June. With over 150 exhibitors, food trucks, music and live cooking demonstrations, event organisers Bay Events promise this will be the biggest edition of the show yet.
2019 marks the seventh annual Seriously Good Food Show. “We saw the need in the region for a way to showcase food products from around New Zealand,” says Dana McCurdy, Managing Director at Bay Events. “It’s evolved over the years to become this huge action-packed foodie celebration.”
A huge range of exhibitors create an incredible experience for show visitors with food and wine samples, exclusive show discounts and new product launches. Buyers meet suppliers face-to-face and learn more about what they’re eating, where it comes from and how it’s made. “The stories behind the products we’re buying are more important than ever for modern consumers,” says Dana.
Many exhibitors have never been seen before in Tauranga, while others are community favourites. “We love to support small Mum-and-Dad businesses and artisan producers.”
The Live Cooking Theatre is a dynamic highlight of the show. This year, it'll be featuring Funny Food Sessions that combine culinary and comedy. The Topp Twins will make an appearance each day, and improvisation comedy demonstrations, featuring comedian Ben Hurley and chef Peter Blakeway, will run throughout the weekend.
“We’ve called it the Cookalong,” says Dana. “We’re going to see how Ben keeps up cooking along with a professional chef! We wanted to do something totally different from the straightforward demos we see at food shows around the country, and create a fun atmosphere.”
The Landing Food Truck Hub returns after its inaugural appearance in 2018, with gourmet food trucks and an adults-only bar. “We bring in food trucks that create amazing meals to fit the epicurean theme of the show,” says Dana. “You won’t find hot dogs on sticks here.” Live music sessions run in the Landing from 11am to 3pm each day, featuring crowd favourite Camila Lenhart, who is joined by Alice Sea on Saturday and Matty Buxton on Sunday.
With activities for children and tasty door prizes, these two vibrant days of gourmet fun are not to be missed. Doors are open from 10am to 5pm each day with tickets available at the door – $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under.
Visit the Seriously Good Food Show website to keep up to date with the latest show news.