Organisers 'rapt' with first festival

Enjoying the Otago Food, Wine and Music Festival on Saturday are (from left) Jen Paris, Ros...
Enjoying the Otago Food, Wine and Music Festival on Saturday are (from left) Jen Paris, Ros Allison, Toby Paris (4) and Libby Allison (3), all of Dunedin. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
There was plenty of food for thought at the inaugural Otago Food, Wine and Music Festival on Saturday.

Food fans wined and dined on a smorgasbord of tempting local delicacies purveyed from marquees set up on the Forsyth Barr Stadium pitch.

''We're absolutely rapt with how it went,'' organiser Rachel Bird said yesterday.

''We would have had around 3000 people come in over the day. We had good numbers coming and going all day, while some people just chilled out in the music zone all day.

''The whole thing ran superbly and the stallholders were all very pleased, too. It gave them great exposure. We'll definitely be doing it again next year. It's going to be an excellent event for Dunedin and Otago.''

The day-long festival featured 75 food, wine and beer stalls and included 10 music acts on the Otago Daily Times Stand.

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