When is the event this year? The event date has been set... make sure you mark your calendars "Horowhenua Taste Trail" 25 November 2017 you do not want to miss this years event! How do you get around the trail? It is a self drive trail (or cycle, if you're really keen). The beauty of that is you can choose the places you want to visit, and stay for as long as you like at a site once you're there! The beginning and end point are yours for you to choose.
What footwear is suitable? Leave the high heels at home… we recommend practical footwear and strongly encourage you to wear covered shoes as most stops along the way are working farms and or factories.
Buy on the Day - On the day tickets can be purchased at any of the sites.
12 Years and Under - $5
Over 12 Year Olds - $15
Please note all credit card payments completed through our ticketing provider NZ Tickets incur a Merchant and Admin fee of 2.9% and a booking fee of $1. It's still cheaper and easier than buying on the day so we encourage you to get your ticket early! Where can I buy tickets from? Buy your tickets online now Don't have a credit card? We can help give us an email and we can process the ticket for you, or give us a call! Need some extra help buying your ticket online? Head into Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō or the Horowhenua District Council and they will be happy to help. What is the dress code: Dress sensibly for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable. To make the most of the day you will want to check out each venue as much as possible so get ready for a bit of walking so it’s probably a good day to get the “active wear" out.
Is Eftpos Available? While we try to have eftpos available at each stop this is not possible because of internet connections so please make sure you take CASH$$$.
Are there toilets at each stop? Yes, we can’t say they are the fanciest toilets around but yes there are toilets.
Where does the Taste Trail start? Where ever you want it to! We are pulling together a map with information about each site, so once you have the map you'll be able to plan your preferred route, so you can visit the sites you want to see. The map will be available in the next two weeks.
What can I buy along the way? There is plenty to buy along the way. This is a taste trail so of course there is food and beverages for sale at each stop. On top of this each stop we will have Horowhenua Taste Trail tote Bag available to purchase for $5. and various other items for sale including water. While we try to have eftpos available at each stop this is not possible because of internet connections so please make sure you take CASH$$$.
Is the event family friendly? Yes this event has been made with kids in mind so while some stops are more adult friendly (a champagne breakfast at Tendertips to start the day? Don't mind if I do!) others are more kid friendly.
What producers are a part of the Horowhenua Taste Trail? Horowhenua boasts some excellent food producers! We are proud to have producers on the trail that demonstrate nothing but the best. Our producers for 2017 are:
Woodys Free Range Farm,
Bagrie Dairy Farms.
I hear there are extra events being run this year... what do these include? We are so excited to be able to bring you a calendar of events this year. This ranges from a night out giving you the opportunity to go out and buy a new frock or a vegetarian cooking class where you will learn how to use spices to get make your taste buds water. The extra events include:
THE HOROWHENUA FOOD STORY | 24 NOVEMBER 2017
Get your glad rags on and celebrate the Horowhenua Food Story. $50.00 - Glass of bubbles on arrival. Canapes featuring the produce of our local producers, whipped up by acclaimed foodie Ruth Pretty - Buy your tickets now. Get in quick we have limited spaces.
TENDERTIPS ASPARAGUS CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST BY LITTLE WHITE RABBIT | 25 NOVEMBER 2017
Kick start your Taste Trail experience in style with a special breakfast at the Tendertips Asparagus Packhouse. Buy your ticket now.
UMA'S VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS WITH WOODHAVEN GARDENS | 22 NOVEMBER 2017
Why haven't I heard about this event before? 2016 was the inaugural event and was a huge success! It has been one of those "good ideas" one of our clever board members thought about awhile ago!
Where can I find more information? Have a look around on our website and make sure you like us on Facebook to stay up to date with our latest news. If you have any further questions get in touch we are happy to help...