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Festival ian 4/1/2014

If you are visiting Christchurch, a lovely day trip is to the historic British/French settlement of Akaroa. The village is full of character with colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores and cafés and there’s no better time to visit than on Saturday, April 12 to catch the Akaroa Harvest Festival (10am-4pm).

The festival celebrates some of the best food and wine in the country - all produced on Banks Peninsula. There’s music all day, great produce, children's activities like egg & spoon and sack races, a jam competition, a cake auction (2pm) and surprise entertainment is all planned. This is a free event for the whole family to enjoy.

This is the third Akaroa Harvest Festival and, as is the way of successful festivals, each year promises to be bigger and better with this one showcasing even more of the Peninsula’s excellent produce.

Local mussel fritters, crepes, berries, smoked salmon, olive oil, chorizo, lamb, cheese, and quince and local wines will all be available to taste and purchase on the day.

For more information contact Hollie Hollander in the Akaroa District Promotions office – 304 7816 or email on adp@akaroa.com.

And, of course, less than an hour away (just 75km), Rydges Latimer Christchurch can look after all your accommodation needs.

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