Founders Park

Welcome to MarchFest, Nelson and New Zealand’s beer flavoured festival – a celebration of music, food, fun and of course, proper beer.

Our NZHC VIPs will be at the MarchFest brew-zone too. See our experts brewing, and come along to our “ask me anything” sessions running during the afternoon—your chance to put some curly questions to our VIP experts!

MarchFest is a unique craft beer and music festival, set in the beautiful, traffic-free environment of Founders Heritage Park.

Unlike ordinary beer festivals, all the beers available at MarchFest have been specially commissioned for the event and have never previously been tasted by the public. And unlike other beer festivals, MarchFest is not just about beer. It’s also about local wines, ciders and juices, regional cuisine (including a beer and food matching lunch) as well as its ‘event genre mash-up’ insistence on being a craft beer festival, an indie/world music gig, a hops showcase, an educational forum for home/wannabe brewers and a family-friendly day out.

The NZHC will be running the brewzone again, and our VIP guests will be brewing at Founders Park. Now is the chance to see some home-brew rockstars brewing alongside some Nelson locals.

* Marchfest tickets are available for purchase from the Marchfest site