The Gluten Free Food Festival

18th November 2023

Due Drop Events Centre, 770 Great South Road

10am - 3pm

Tickets on sale now. 


When and where is the festival?

The Gluten Free Food Festival 2023 is being held on 18th November at the iconic Due Drop Events Centre (formally Vodafone Events Centre) in Auckland!

Will there be gate sales?

Yes, although these are likely to be limited. We highly recommend you purchase your ticket online. 

Purchase your tickets here. 

Where is parking? 

There is parking inside the events centre near to the area which the festival will be held. Wardens will be onsite to direct you. 

What can I expect from the festival?

You can expect to have a fantastic time where you're spoilt for choice! Not only will we have an array of delicious gluten free vendors, we'll also have live music, chef cooking demonstrations, a giveaway, goodie bags, spot prizes, a kids' zone with kids' workshops, and more!

Bring your picnic blankets, deck chairs, and settle in for an awesome day out! 

Who is talking/presenting at the festival?

We are excited to announce Chef Mark Southon as our resident celebrity chef for 2023! Mark's demonstration will be a not to be missed event. 

To see who our other demonstrators are, click here.

Will all the vendors be Coeliac safe?

Yes! This is our intent. All vendors go through a detailed application process, and are required to complete Gluten Free Food Safety training through Coeliac New Zealand prior to being accepted as a vendor. 

However, Sapphire Events cannot accept liability for individual vendors' processes. Whilst we are doing extensive due diligence with all vendors, we are not responsible for their manufacturing processes.

Will other allergies be catered to?

Yes! While gluten free is our primary focus, we will also have products that are dairy free, nut free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Will vendors all have eftpos?

While we are encouraging all vendors to have eftpos, there will still be some that don't. However, we will have a cash out facility onsite located at the Info Desk. 

Will The Gluten Free Food Festival be on in other cities too?

Watch this space! We are keeping all options open... 

Who are the vendors?

We have some amazing vendors on board this year, from established businesses to new start ups - even one launching their business in NZ for the first time (from Australia!). To check out the vendor list, click here. 

Are dogs allowed? 

Yes! In the outdoor area only. Please keep them on a lead, and pick up any doggy deposits.

Have a question we haven't answered? Give us a buzz!

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