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The Gluten Free Food Festival

18-19 October 2024

Due Drop Events Centre, 770 Great South Road


When and where is the festival?

The Gluten Free Food Festival 2024 is being held on 18th-19th October at the iconic Due Drop Events Centre (formally Vodafone Events Centre) in Auckland!

Is the Friday 18th an all day session? 

No, Friday the 18th October is an exclusive 2 hour preview session from 5pm - 7pm. Enjoy the festival without the crowds, and take advantage of special deals and more! Tickets will be limited, so get in quick when sales open (early April). 

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 exhibitors, we'll also have live acoustic music, 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?

Speakers and demonstrators for 2024 are currently tbc.

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 exhibitors?

Exhibitors for 2024 are tbc. 

Are dogs allowed? 

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

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