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Sun, 21 Jul


University of Waikato - Tauranga Campus

NEW DATE - Community Festival Day - Koha/Donation Entry (all ages)

Join us for New Zealand's first ever Fungi Fest NZ Community Festival Day!

NEW DATE - Community Festival Day - Koha/Donation Entry (all ages)
NEW DATE - Community Festival Day - Koha/Donation Entry (all ages)

Time & Location

21 Jul 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm NZST

University of Waikato - Tauranga Campus, 101 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand

About the event


This one-day-only event is not to be missed!!

  • Education hub and creative zone
  • Film
  • Stage with live music, poetry, and more
  • Bioluminescent fungi-themed artworks in The Dark Zone (quiet space)
  • Fungi forest photo wall
  • Food and beverage vendors
  • Creative stalls
  • Book nook with all-ages colouring in competition
  • Ceramics corner with pottery making
  • Plant alcove
  • And it's all fungi and mushroom themed!! 

You might ask, 'What's the difference between fungi and mushrooms?', well you can head to our Education Hub and chat to the experts from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research to find out and learn all about them and why they are so important to us all. Then, head over to the Creative Zone and design your own mushroom to take home for free.

The Dark Zone will be filled with glow-in-the-dark and UV reactant fungi themed works that will be based on bioluminescent fungi and mushrooms. This will be a quiet space where you can wander through a garden-like layout, with a mini UV light, and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.

We are proud to say that this will be an event safe for everyone to visit and enjoy - we dont discriminate!

And the best part? You choose what it will cost! We believe in removing financial barriers so you get to decide how much you will pay for entry as we know not everyone can afford to pay what they would like to. 

Please note: No ticket is required, there will be a Koha/donation zone at the entry. However, you can register for event updates via email.

All funds raised will be used to pay creatives and put into future events as we are a not-for-profit organisation. Want to make a donation now to help our volunteers do what we do? Check out our donations page. 

We are still looking for a sponsor to help this event to go ahead, will you be our superstar sponsor?


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    This is not a ticket, this will add you to the email updates list for this event.




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