• FFFLAIR Team

FFFLAIR Festival Moves to 2021

Organisers of the horticultural festival FFFLAIR have announced the inaugural event has been postponed to allow for more site preparation.

While work for the festival in 2020 was well underway, curator Ben Hoyle says the decision has been made to target a new date in 2021 to allow more time to deliver an event of this scale and scope, and prepare the Otaraua Park location.

“It’s important we get this festival established on the right foot,” Mr Hoyle says. “We only get one shot at a first impression.”

FFFLAIR is a new and innovative concept to bring together horticulture, the arts and sustainability.

FFFLAIR and Kāpiti Coast District Council have been working together to improve road access, weed control and planting at Otaraua Park as part of a vision to develop the park to cater for community events.

Council Economic Development Manager Darryn Grant says the Council will continue to work with the organisers as they plan for delivery of the event in 2021.

“We are excited about the potential of FFFLAIR, and realise that an event of this scale is a big undertaking, with the time needed to ensure that it will be a great ongoing addition to the Kāpiti summer calendar,” Mr Grant says.

Hoyle, a multi-award-winning designer who has exhibited internationally, says the foundations exist for a wonderful event for the Kāpiti district and beyond.

“A huge amount has already been achieved however having more time allows us make sure we can deliver a truly world class horticultural experience.”

The new dates for FFFLAIR have been scheduled 26th-28th February 2021.

Current ticket holders will receive full refunds shortly and are encouraged to make contact via email if they have any questions.

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