Wellington’s First Fried Chicken Festival!
Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront

Spend the afternoon in legendary Frank Kitts Park at Wellington’s premier event of the summer!
The Fried Chicken Fest brings together the best fried chicken vendors paired with local craft beer, cider and wine sure to whet your appetite!

The festival vendors can be viewed on the vendor page, with all beverage vendors having standardised drink prices as per the below guide.
All food menu items will be limited to a maximum price of $10.00, please see the individual vendor menus on their listings for what will be on offer (GF, DF, V available).

Session Information

Three sessions to enjoy the best of the Fried Chicken Fest! Choose from Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
Limited Capacity is available for each session.

  • 4pm – 8pm FRIDAY Session
  • 11am – 3pm SATURDAY Session
  • 4pm – 8pm SATURDAY Session

Tickets are specific to the session purchased and cannot be transferred between sessions.
(However, tickets are able to be onsold on our official Fried Chicken Fest reseller site Tixel)


Festival Currency & Important Information

Cashless Event:
Fried Chicken Fest is a 100% cashless Festival, all vendors will be accepting contactless payments via EFTPOS and Paywave available.

Cards Accepted:

  • Eftpos/Debit card
  • Debit Visa/Mastercard
  • Credit Visa/Mastercard

Please note we will not take Amex, Diners or Union Pay cards.

With no cash to handle, this helps our vendor’s process transactions quickly, which means more time for you to enjoy the Festival!



Beer (330ml Can)


Cider (330ml Can)


Native Hard Sparkling (330ml Can)


Wine by the Glass (Red & White)


Karma Drinks Soda (Can or Bottle)


Other Drinks

Free water will be available at stations throughout the festival. Bottled water is also available for purchase.

Gluten-Free: Cider, Seltzer & Wine options plus a variety of Food options.

All drinks are served in cans or bottles, with wine poured into reusable festival cups.


Fried Chicken Fest is a licenced liquor event operating under an undesignated liquor license. We reserve the right to refuse entry or beverages if suitable photo ID cannot be presented on request.

We reserve the right to remove any individuals from the Festival whose behaviour prevents other visitors from having a good time. Unacceptable behaviour includes, but isn’t limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness.
Alcohol sales are closed strictly 30mins before the end of the Festival Session

Some other general housekeeping rules to be aware of are:

• Safe transport options home will be available, if you need a taxi or uber please ask any staff member.
• Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the main Festival, no exceptions (the whole festival is designated No Smoking or Vaping)
• No Pass Outs (once you leave the Festival you won’t be allowed back in).
• No animals (except for guide dogs) can be brought into the Festival.
• No furniture, food or drink can be brought into the Festival.
• No advertising or promotional material without prior approval from the festival organisers including placards.
• No musical instruments including any sort of percussion device and no public broadcast equipment e.g. portable speakers, megaphones etc
• You can bring in an empty clear water bottle – there will be free, fresh water available.
• Alcohol cannot be taken outside the Festival.
• You can bring blankets or picnic mats.
• Remember sunscreen, sun hats, rainwear (if required) and warm clothing (no pass outs).
• Alcohol consumption is limited to those who are 18+ (If you are intending to purchase or consume an alcoholic beverage from the bar please present one of the following forms of ID: A HANZ Card, Kiwi Access card, a New Zealand Drivers License, New Zealand or Foreign Passport).

Promotional photos and video will be taken at the Festival and by purchasing a ticket and / or attending the event you give permission for your likeness to be used by Fried Chicken Fest.
If you do not want your image used by Fried Chicken Fest in any future promotional activity please locate a Fried Chicken Fest staff member at the Festival and let them know.

Terms & Conditions

Festival Entry Terms and Conditions click here

Ticketing Terms and Conditions click here