MarchFest is Nelson’s unique annual craft beer and music festival, held in the beautiful, traffic-free environment of Founders Heritage Park.
The Nelson region is New Zealand’s sole hop growing area – and it exports world-class hops
globally - as well as supplying local breweries, of course. Our region also has a palpable energy and is set amongst stunning landscapes, beaches, lakes and mountains. 
​We hope that you will make the most of your time in this extraordinary place that we call home.
Nelson Beer Week: 17-25 March 2018
Book your next holiday to Nelson and make a week of it with fun beer-related events during Nelson Beer Week (NBW). Now in its second year, NBW runs from 17-25th of March 2018 with the keynote event being MarchFest.

Check out for all 9 days of beer bliss info.
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Accommodation in Nelson comes in all shapes, sizes and personalities. From budget to luxury,...
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Click  here to view all 22 breweries who have brewed special beers for MarchFest 2018


MarchFest has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.
Getting to Nelson and MarchFest
Located at the Top of the South Island, Nelson Tasman is highly connected to other parts of the country and to the world.
Getting to Nelson and MarchFest is easy.
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Venue - Founders Heritage Park
Set in the beautiful traffic-free environment of Founders Heritage Park, it is the ideal venue to celebrate Nelson Tasman’s hip harvest hop festival. 
Address: 87 Atawhai Drive in Nelson.
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Nelson Tasman Information
The Nelson i-SITE team is a group of experienced travel professionals with extensive knowledge of the best quality activities and accommodation for visitors and locals to experience in the Nelson Tasman region and New Zealand. The i-SITE is a one-stop agency that sells activities, accommodation, transport, event tickets and promotes local produce and experiences to add value to visitors and residents within the region.
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