Food & Beverage

Southern restaurateurs and purveyors of fine cuisine will once again bring their unique flavour to the festival with a variety of themed taste sensations. Bring a hearty appetite and graze all day!

This year's offerings include a moonshine burger and a dessert from Southern Fare, a pulled pork roti roll or battered Oysters with Hokonui Moonshine Hot Sauce, from the Thomas Green, gourmet pies, and the ever popular twistee potatoes. New this year is a range of international dishes, including Nepalese dunplings, Thai and Filipino inspired fare and Spanish churros.

The traditional haggis ceremony will again be a part of festivities.

Non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water will also be available onsite.The Monteith's Beer & Cider range, Central Otago Wines and Hokonui Whiskey add to the festival spirit - sample a dram or two and become part of the legend!


The festival's unique location means that festival patrons can visit the following Arts and Heritage facilities free-of-charge on the day of the festival:

Hokonui Moonshine Museum

Discover the history behind the legend of Hokonui Moonshine.

Gore Historical Museum

Housing a celebration of Gore's social historywith a variety of displays and special collections.

The Eastern Southland Gallery

Home of the internationally renowned John Money Collection and Ralph Hotere Gallery. Also featuring a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

MUSIC LINE-up 2017