NEW SPRING DATE FOR HARVEST HAWKE’S BAY FESTIVAL
With Hawke’s Bay remaining under a State of Emergency following Cyclone Gabrielle, the organisers of Harvest Hawke’s Bay have made the tough decision to reschedule the event from April 1 to Saturday November 25 this year.
“We have considered all options over the past few days. Ticketholders, exhibitors and stakeholders have all been looking forward to the event so postponing it until spring was a very difficult decision to make,” says Harvest Hawke’s Bay event manager Liz Pollock.
“We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience the change of date may cause, but at the end of the day, we couldn’t go ahead until Hawke’s Bay had a chance to begin its recovery from the recent devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.”
This is the first year of what will be an annual event, celebrating and supporting the bounty that Hawke’s Bay Food and Wine Country has to offer.
Set in a spectacular riverside location nestled beneath Te Mata Peak in the Tukituki Valley, Harvest Hawke’s Bay will feature many of the region’s leading wineries and food producers, along with live music from local bands.
“With so many locals still dealing with the aftermath of the cyclone, road access into the region limited, and accommodation options stretched, we felt it was not an ideal time to host the event. However, Hawke’s Bay remains a premium wine and food destination and we can’t wait to celebrate these sectors once more,” Liz says.
“By November we expect Hawke’s Bay to be well on the road to recovery, and excited to welcome visitors from other regions with open arms.”
In the meantime, the event’s organisers are committed to doing whatever they can in the short term to support those food and wine businesses badly affected by the cyclone.
Over the next few days, Eventfinda will contact ticketholders to notify them of their options, which will include a refund on their tickets or to hold them over until the new date.