Save the date and join us at the inaugural Banks Peninsula Festival, Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay, on 22nd February 2020.
11am – 6pm.
Relax in this spectacular setting and enjoy the best of Banks Peninsula, including food, wines, beers, local produce, cooking demonstrations, crafts and local musicians.
We’re right on Christchurch’s door, yet in many ways life on the Peninsula moves at its own pace and in its own delightful ways. Us peninsula people are proud of our lifestyle and what we bring to the table – whether that’s food, beverages, produce or on the stage. We’re a friendly bunch, and we can’t wait to bring together our offerings under the Banks Peninsula Festival umbrella.
On the Peninsula, we’re renowned for our hospitality, so come and join the fun!

Tickets on sale now

Adults (18 plus) $25
12 – 17 years $5
Under 12 years free
(* Please note under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

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Gate sales will also be available – cash and Eftpos

Orton Bradley Park

Located just 25km from central Christchurch, Orton Bradley Park is a private, 650ha rural property situated on the southern shores of Lyttelton Harbour. With its large open spaces and park like setting, it’s the perfect location in which to showcase Banks Peninsula at its finest.


Wow, what a great range of offerings we have lined up for the Banks Peninsula Festival 2020, with over 70 stallholders selling their food, beverages, arts, crafts and produce on the day.
Applications to host a stall are now closed, and a big shout out to all those joining us.
We can’t wait to meet you all and join together on this festive occasion.
Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages at Banks Peninsula Festival for regular posts on who’s joining us to showcase their slice of the Peninsula on the 22nd February.

Cassels Lil’ Smoke Stage

A big thanks to Cassels Brewing Company, Blue Smoke and Akaroa Salmon for bringing together what promises to be a talented and varied line-up of acts on the Cassels Lil’ Smoke Stage.
The tunes kick off at 11am, with live music throughout the day. Featuring, from Banks Peninsula, Lindon Puffin, Amiria Grenell, Adam McGrath, Adam Hattaway, and Candice Milner, joined by overseas guest act Esther Swift from Scotland.
Follow Banks Peninsula on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming posts on these awesome artists.

Mystery Box Cook Off & Demonstrations

Celebrity chef Simon Gault gave Banks Peninsula hospitality a big thumbs up when he visited in January 2019, and is stoked to be joining us as a judge at this year’s Mystery Box Cook Off. The Mystery Box Cook Off will see three talented chefs create a plate using local Banks Peninsula produce.

Simon will be joined on the judging panel by two of last year’s three competitors – Samson Stewart, head chef at 5th Street and Louis Dyer, last year’s MBCO winner and owner of Civil & Naval – along with Will Petheram from Twenty Seven Steps.
And the talented line-up competing is sure to see things heat up in the kitchen when Evan Kiddey, owner of the legendary Heisenburger in Lyttelton, Anna Meyerhoff, head at Super in Lyttelton and Sophie Petersen, our brave home cook from Little River, take to the barbeques and put their talents to the test!

This is sure to be an interesting showdown. Don’t miss being part of the audience encouraging them along.

Five of our stallholders will also be sharing their skills with festival goers, providing demonstrations scheduled for throughout the day
– look out for our blackboards detailing these at the festival entrance and Mystery Box Cook Off tent:
The Brothers Green
Brew Academy
Shunyata Retreat
The Herbalists
Native Chiropractic

Home Brew Competition

Are you passionate about all things beer? Do you brew your own? Would you like your beer to be critiqued by a panel of beer experts and connoisseurs?
Here’s your big moment! The Banks Peninsula Festival invites you to enter into our home brew competition.
All you have to do is bring along a sample (enough for three decent tastings) of your brew, and drop it off at the brew competition tent at the entry to the festival before 1pm
– there will be a simple form available to go with your entry.
Entries will be judged by a discerning panel of three, including a representative from Cassels Brewing Company and Simon Gault.
Great prizes for the tastiest tipples!

Getting There

Orton Bradley Park, home to the Banks Peninsula Festival, is a 30-minute drive from Christchurch.
The park can be reached via two alternative routes – either head over Dyers Pass, through Governors Bay and on through Teddington, or from Tai Tapu side take Gebbies Pass to join the Teddington straight and around to Charteris Bay.

Free Buses from Diamond Harbour Ferry.

We’re putting on two free 39-seater buses to ferry festival goers from the Black Cat Diamond Harbour Ferry to Orton Bradley Park. Buses will depart from Diamond Harbour Eatery 15 minutes after the arrival of each ferry departing Lyttelton between 10:50am and 2:50pm from Lyttelton. An additional bus will leave at 10:30am (note the ferry that will service this bus will arrive at 10am). Diamond Harbour Eatery is a 5-10 min walk up the hill from the jetty. Buses will be departing Orton Bradley Park every half hour between 2:15pm and 6:45pm to return to the Diamond Harbour Eatery.

Click here to see the Diamond Harbour Ferry timetable


A big thanks to the local businesses helping us bring the Banks Peninsula Festival to Orton Bradley Park.



Contact Us

For any queries relating to the festival, please contact the team at Three Girls Ltd by emailing us at info@bankspeninsulafestival.co.nz

Keep up to date with all festival information by following Banks Peninsula Festival on Facebook and Instagram.