Paekakariki holds World's smallest beer festival
The Southern Hemisphere's, if not the world's, smallest beer festival is being held at Paekakariki's St Peters Village Hall as part of the centennial celebrations for the legendary hall.
"Anything smaller would just be having your mates over to sample a few brews," says Tim Ward, Smallest Beer Festival festival organiser, Abandoned Breweries co-owner and proprietor of Wellington's San Fran Bath House. "It's in keeping with Paekakariki's 'small is beautiful' philosophy."
The Saturday event will showcase limited release beers from Abandoned, North End, Te Aro and Duncan's craft breweries, accompanied by beer-friendly snacks from Waikanae barbecue joint Salt and Wood Collective, and an eclectic range of music from community radio station Paekakariki FM DJs. The station will broadcast live from the hall over the weekend festivities.
Tickets for the beer festival are available from eventfinder.co.nz, other events are free and include a rapid fire community cabaret organised by Mark Amery, modelled on a legendary Paekakariki party featuring five minute-long musical performances and stage acts.
Saturday 7th of April
12 - 4pm: SBF - the Smallest Beer Festival (tickets from eventfinda.co.nz)
5 - 8pm: Community BBQ
8 - 10pm: Community Cabaret
Sunday 8th of April
2pm: Speeches and unveiling of plaque
3pm: Singalong and afternoon tea
4pm: Interviews with locals about the hall's past
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