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The Smoke And Spice Festival Is Back To Turn Up The Heat In Auckland For 2021

By Florence Wu
6th Aug 2021

A hand cutting a piece of smoked BBQ meat with fork and knife

Can’t wait for the hot and heady days of summer? Lucky for us, Culley’s is bringing the heat and the beats back to you for the second year running this September with their highly-anticipated meat fest. Yep, Auckland’s Smoke & Spice Festival will be bigger and better than ever with plenty of barbecues, booze, live music, demos and events on the agenda but this time spread over two days.

The festival will run over three action-packed sessions from Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October. Expect epic fire-cooked meats, whiskey masterclasses and a Bloody Mary station from Jack Daniels, sampling from Mitre 10’s top BBQ brands and even a craft beer fermentation station.

If you love cooking as much as eating, you can learn how to grill low ‘n’ slow or hot ‘n’ fast from smoked-meat guru Noel “BBQ Jesus” Hassapladakis. He's paired up with the Master of Butchery, better known as "The Tattooed Butcher" to deliver a 5-hour nose-to-tail masterclass.

Tickets are on sale now—grab one before they are all gone.


What: Culley’s Smoke & Spice Festival
When: Saturday 23 October 
              Day: 11am-4pm
              Evening: 4pm-9pm
              BBQ Masterclass: 11am-4pm

              Sunday 24 October

Where: Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland

Image credit: José Ignacio Pompé

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