About Us

The Matakana Food & Beer Festival is an opportunity for Northland food, beer, and entertainment lovers to get lost in the beautiful surrounds of Matakana, with a hand-selected range of food trucks, and breweries.

Set amongst the surrounds of Matakana Country Park, with a hand-picked line-up of fantastic music, creating an immersive experience, and a day for your tastebuds to remember.

We’d like to invite you join us and add your flavour to the Matakana Food & Beer Festival, launching 2023.

Founded by Hidden Valley Festival’s Reuben Rivers-Smith (Director) and Billy Vasdev (Head of Bar Operations). Rivers-Smith and Vasdev are no strangers when it comes to organising events in the Matakana. Hidden Valley Festival, annually attracts 10,000 music lovers to Matakana Country Park.

REUBEN
RIVERS-SMITH

EVENT
DIRECTOR

BILLY
VASDEV

HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR