Marchfest is a unique craft beer and music festival celebrating its 14th year. Held in Nelson, at the top of the South Island, and set in the beautiful, traffic-free environment of Founders Heritage Park, Marchfest will take place on Saturday, March 20th 2021 from noon until 9:30pm. 


Hop Harvest E-Bike Tour

3 days, 6 breweries, 1 hop garden

Coming to Nelson for Marchfest? Why not stay longer and jump on board for NZ’s first hop harvest tour by e-bike. This escorted tour is the perfect combo of fabulous cycling on the Great Taste Trail, with visits to the top-spots of the Nelson Tasman craft brewing scene en route. The trip includes a private visit to a beautiful hop garden during the harvest and two nights in super-comfy accommodation near Mapua.

Start: Nelson 16 March 10 am

Finish Kaiteriteri 18 March 5 pm. Return Nelson 6 pm

Add a night in Kaiteriteri plus Abel Tasman day trip, return Nelson 19 March 5.30 pm


Be the first to try 15 brand new beers brought to you by a selection of the best NZ Breweries...

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Marchfest has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.

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