Special Coasters’ prices for 2018 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival tickets
Westland District Council is pleased to announce special discounted ticket prices for West Coast residents for the 2018 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival.
The Wildfoods Advisory Group made a recommendation to offer residents of Westland, Buller and Grey Districts discounted adults/seniors, family and children ticket prices in a move to reengage locals with the festival.
The final pricing structure has since been confirmed by Wildfoods Manager, Sarah Brown:
- Local Adult & Senior Tickets: $20 per person
- Local Family Pass (2x adults, 2x children): $40
- Local Child (5 to 17 years old): $5 per child
As in previous years, children under 5 have free entry.
Discounted locals’ tickets will be available for purchase in a few weeks’ time at West Coast i-SITEs with proof of address and photo identification.
Westland District Council will inform the public of the list of i-SITEs that tickets are available for purchase from once discounted locals’ tickets are available.
Wildfoods Manager, Sarah Brown, says:
“Hokitika Wildfoods Festival 2018 is shaping up to be a fun, family-friendly event with quality entertainment and culinary offerings from the wild side to tamer options. The Festival celebrates its 29th anniversary in 2018 and we’re looking forward to seeing a high local turnout.
“It’s great to have a world-class event on offer in our own backyard. The event has won numerous Tourism Awards, Community Awards and Food Awards. This first Festival in 1990 won a West Coast Tourism Award of Excellence. In 2017, the Festival won the Trustpower Community Award for Arts and Culture in Westland.”
“Lonely Planet regularly publicise the event as one of the most iconic food festivals in the world, and as most locals will know, the annual festival is also an important fundraising event for local charities and community groups.
“We want the public to get behind us, and offering a Coasters’ discount is our way of demonstrating that we consider this Festival to be by locals, for locals.”