An event like this is only possible with the help and support from our sponsors.

If you are interested in becoming a Marchfest sponsor in 2021, please contact louise@nelsonvenues.co.nz or download our sponsorship proposal.

Nelson Venues & Events

Nelson Venues & Events are proud to bring you Marchfest here in sunny Nelson! Our team of experienced event professionals aims to provide a personalised management service to boutique venues and events, with specialised skills that cover all aspects of event and venue management.


Nelson City Council

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.​​


NZ Hops Ltd

New Zealand Hops is a Nelson-based contemporary grower co-operative with core business values founded on collective sustainability, innovative research, creative technologies and modern operational capability. Hops have been grown in the region for more than 150 years and co-ordination of the industry was facilitated with the inception of the New Zealand Hop Marketing Board in 1939. The company has supported a professional plant-breeding programme since the 1950s and, in 1972, New Zealand became the first country in the world to commercially produce hops from triploid hop cultivars in response to international brewers' demand for seedless hops.


More FM

Nelson's 92.8 More FM is your station for local events. From fundraisers to family days, the Mako to Marchfest - local host Josh Fogden (10am - 3pm weekdays) will keep you posted with what's on in Nelson/ Tasman on Nelson's More FM.


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Cryer Malt
Brew Zone Sponsor


Your brewing buddies, Cryer Malt, just eat, live and breathe good beer! They are dedicated to sourcing the world’s most premium malt, hops and yeast so brewers can keep crafting those innovative and excellent brews which we have all come to love.

Supporting local craft beer events is one of the ways Cryer Malt love to help grow and sustain the New Zealand brewing industry, as it continues to forge its place as a leader in the global craft beer phenomenon.

That’s why Cryer Malt will be back sponsoring the Brew Zone at Marchfest 2021 and are pumped to drink some delicious beer with you all! So, if you see the team around the traps, make sure to stop and say g’day. They are always keen for a chat over a cold one.

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Tasting Bar Sponsor

FlexiTenz Stretch Tent Hire


FlexiTenz–Stretch Tents are the go-to professionals for all your premium outdoor cover solutions, from large festival tents, party tents for 50 or 500 guests, or semi permanent roofs for all-weather outdoor hospitality. Their tents are modular, meaning they can be scaled up to meet your requirements, and custom fabrication makes it possible to work around corners, integrate existing structures and plants, such as courtyard trees.

FlexiTenz are excited to be the sponsor for the Tasting Bar at Marchfest 2021 and you'll see their tents in several locations around Marchfest. Some of the team will also be enjoying the festival, so feel free to say hi. They are always happy to talk shop and discuss your next outdoor event.

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Beggs Musicworks
Music Sponsor


Beggs original store opened in Dunedin in 1864 by Charles Begg a piano maker and technician from Scotland. The Nelson store opened in the very early 1900's in Trafalgar St and moved to its present location in the early 1970's.


We carry a comprehensive range of musical instruments and hifi equipment from our store at 264 Hardy St Nelson. The best brands in world are available here in store or online. We strive to offer the best service we possibly can at the best value prices.


The team love listening to and creating music, some more successfully than others! We enjoy helping our customers find the right product for them to create great musical experiences.

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The Free House
Wristband Sponsor


The Free House has long been a part of Nelson’s craft beer world, nearly as long as Marchfest in fact, working with Marchfest to help bring as many fabulous beers to as many fabulous people as possible.


Opening in 2009 in a little old church, it has become a destination for the beerniscenti. With 18 ever-changing taps or hand pulls there is plenty to choose from while you soak up some rays in the sunny garden, chill in the church or find your happy place under the pergola with it’s supercool heating system.


A great Sunday place to gently wind down from the excitement of Marchfest.

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GK Events Hire
Kids Zone Sponsor


​The Marchfest 2021 Kids Zone is an interactive space for children of all ages. Participate in slime and bubbles workshops, create something special at the craft stations and enter our colouring in competition. Face painting, balloon creations and a bouncy castle are also part of this fun filled zone, brought to you by GK Events Hire.

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