Auckland 2019

25-28 Jul, Thu–Sun 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I buy a ticket at the gate?

Yes, you can purchase your tickets either online or at the gate. We recommend you buy your tickets online because they are not only cheaper, but you can skip the ticket queue at the event.


How do I register my ticket?

If you buy your tickets online you can complete the registration form on checkout. If you buy your tickets at the gate, simply register your ticket at the iPad stations at the show entrance.


Why should I register my ticket?

By completing the registration form you go in the draw to win a fantastic prize! Plus, you’ll be able to scan your registered ticket at many exhibitor stands for more chances to win great prizes.  


Do I need to print my ticket?

There’s no need to print your tickets. Simply have your tickets on your mobile phone ready to scan on entry.


Can I get my ticket resent to me?

Yes, no problem. Simply complete the form here.


What day can I use my general entry ticket for?

You can use your ticket on any day of The Food Show, but it can only be used once. You must have a Preview Day ticket to attend the Thursday - general entry tickets are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.


Do children need tickets?

Yes, all children aged 6-12 require a Child Ticket. Children 5 years and under are FREE and do not require a ticket to The Food Show.


I'm a senior, do I get a senior discount?

Yes, on Seniors' Day (Friday only) you can get entry to The Food Show for just $24. Saturday and Sunday however is full price.


How much are Preview Day tickets?

Tickets for Preview Day are $40 as crowds are limited to 4,000 on the Thursday. As this is a premium day, children are also charged at full price - $40.


How much are general entry tickets?

Tickets at the gate are $28 per adult on Friday, $30 on the weekend, $24 per senior (Friday only) and $15 per child.


How much are VIP tickets?

VIP ticket vary on price depending on what day you want to attend. They range from $90 - $130 per ticket.


What if I want to come on more than one day?

That’s great! You will need to purchase another ticket to return on another day.


I can no longer come, can I give my ticket to someone else?

Yes, tickets are transferable to any other person. Just make sure they update their registration details at the iPad stations at the show entrance.



How much is parking?

Parking is controlled by ASB Showgrounds, not The Food Show organisers.

Cost of parking is $5 for the first hour and $2 an hour there-after to a maximum of $19 per day, per vehicle*.

For more information on how to get there and parking information, click here



What time does the The Food Show open?

The Food Show opens at 10am and closes at 5pm each day.


Should I get cash out before I arrive?

Most exhibitors will have Eftpos available at The Food Show. There are also ATMs located at ASB Showgrounds, however it's always good to bring cash if you plan to spend!


Does my ticket include the NEFF Cooking Theatre?

Yes! They are free to attend and included in your entry ticket.


I have pre-purchased merchandise, where do I collect this from?

If you have pre-purchased merchandise with your ticket, pick this up from the merchandise booth by showing your ticket at the show. If you haven't bought your Food Show merchandise yet, you can purchase at the show.