This year Culley’s Smoke & Spice Festival remains committed to showcasing the very best in BBQ-ing!

From cuts to condiments; slow-cooked, smoked or charred; meat-eater, veggie, pescie, vegan – whatever the preference, its welcome here.

This festival bring New Zealand’s best chefs, artisans, distillers, brewers, wine-makers and BBQ masters together to share insights and innovation and incredible food. Expect Masterclasses from top BBQ and butcher cooking heroes (Noel "BBQ Jesus” Hassapladakis- the BBQ guru & The Tattooed Butcher), competitions, awesome pop-up restaurants, live music, award-winning street food, the best must-have BBQ-equipment demonstrations, and our own boutique Whiskey distillery and Craft Beer and Cider ‘Fermentation Tent’.

Friday 3rd September 4-9pm
Saturday 4th September 10am-3pm & 3pm-9pm

Bring the family along - kids under 10 are free!

VIP tickets: $75
- VIP entrance, access to the VIP lounge, goodie bag to the value of $50, access to a private bar and a $10 food voucher to use.

Masterclass: $175
The Masterclass ticket includes show entry.
The very own BBQ Jesus a.k.a Noel Hassapladakis from the Meat Mafia Collective, one of NZ’s masters of Low and Slow has paired up with the Master of Butchery, better known as the Tattooed Butcher James Smith. Together they combine their expertise to provide a nose to tail masterclass. James will share tips for knife sharpening, butcher knots and much more, and Noel will take you through low ’n’ slow barbecue secrets.

This 4 hour class covering multiple proteins from trimming, cooking, and of course class attendees will be eating what is cooked. Don’t have breakfast is our advice! There will also be lots of opportunity to troubleshoot your own cooks on the pits you use at home. This is a serious opportunity to up your BBQ game!

Park for $2 per hour at the Downtown car park on evenings and weekends. Find out more.

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more

Last updated: 19 October 2020