Hong Kong Food Carnival Kicks Off, Offering a Flavourful Journey

The highly anticipated Hong Kong Food Carnival (the Carnival), organised by the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA), has officially kicked off today at Kwai Chung Sports Ground. Spanning 9 days until 5 November, this gastronomic extravaganza promises a delectable journey through a myriad of flavors and dishes. Beyond the culinary, the Carnival is also a shopping extravaganza and entertainment galore.
The grand opening ceremony, graced by esteemed guests including Mr Algernon Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development; Mr Yu Pang Chun, Chairman of the Employees Retraining Board; Mr Tse Po Tat, President of Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades; Mr Kenneth Chan, President of Hong Kong Food Council; Mr Kenlay Wong, Chairman of Nam Pak Hong Association; Dr Allen Shi, President of CMA; Mr Ivan Sze, Vice President of CMA cum Chairman of CMA Exhibition Services Limited; The Hon Jimmy Ng, Legislative Council Representative of CMA; Dr Wingco Lo, Executive Vice President of CMA; Mr Simon Wong, Mr Dennis Ng, Dr Ma Kai Yum; Mr Calvin Chan and Mr Robert Lok, Vice Presidents of CMA; Mr Ralph Chow, Chief Executive Officer of CMA, and other office-bearers of CMA, marked the beginning of a remarkable culinary celebration.
Dr Allen Shi, President of CMA, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, emphasising the Carnival’s contribution to the revitalisation of Hong Kong’s economy, “We have proposed to the government that more day and night activities with local themes should be held in each district to boost the neighborhood businesses and support the city’s recovery. We hope that the Carnival, which has been held in Kwai Chung for more than a decade, can entice local consumers to indulge in the district, thereby bolstering the local economy.”
With over 300 booths spread across four thematic zones, the Carnival showcases the city’s gastronomic heritage, inviting visitors to partake in an extraordinary culinary experience. At the signature “Yummy Food Zone,” attendees can indulge in a vast selection of local and international street food, delicacies, and irresistible treats, offered by 40 booths, with over a hundred mouthwatering choices to savor. Special designed set meals with discounts of up to 65% off will be available throughout the event.
The Carnival is not merely a feast for the taste buds but also a paradise for shopaholics. Visitors can explore an array of $1 product deals and enjoy substantial discounts of at least 60% off on various goods. Attendees can take advantage of various spending offers, such as a $5 discount for purchases of $60 or more when using PayMe. Adding to the excitement, lucky bags, available at discounts of up to 70%, contain surprise treasure troves of goodies.
In celebration of its important milestone of the 10th stage, the Carnival will be giving out an array of prizes and gifts. Daily giveaways include a hand fan and 800 cups of complimentary ice-cream, available on a first-come-first-served basis during designated timeslots. Visitors can also participate in multiple lucky draws, with prizes worth a total of 1.2 million up for grabs.
The Carnival also offers a hub of entertainment and excitement for all ages. Attendees can witness captivating cooking demonstrations of Hong Kong cuisine, engage in interactive game booths, and participate in enthralling handicraft workshops. The stage performances promise to dazzle and entertain, creating a vibrant atmosphere throughout the event. As an extra treat, a special Halloween party is scheduled for 31 October, adding a spooktacular twist to the festivities.
With the support of the government, the Carnival has obtained a venue rental concession. The CMA has therefore reduced the Carnival fees by offering a booth rental discount to all exhibitors.
The Hong Kong Food Carnival warmly welcomes visitors daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Admission tickets are priced at HK$5, with free entry from 7:00pm onwards. Tickets can be conveniently purchased on-site by Octopus or through various platforms, including the HKBPE App, space.hk01.com, AlipayHK, and Alipay App.

Details of the 10th Hong Kong Food Carnival
Date   28 October - 5 November 2023 (Saturday to Sunday)
Venue   Kwai Chung Sports Ground (MTR Kwai Fong Station Exit D)
Opening hours   11:00am - 9:00pm (Admission will close at 8:30pm daily, except the last day at 8:00pm)
Admission ticket  
  • HK$5
  • Free admission for children under 1 meter in height, senior citizens aged 65 or above, and persons with disabilities, and from 7:00pm onwards
  • Admission tickets can be purchased on site by Octopus or through HKBPE App, space.hk01.com, AlipayHK and Alipay App
  • With the support from the government, Carnival’s venue rental concession on admission fee is granted for subsidising the admission tickets of the Carnival for the public
  • Over 300 booths across 4 thematic zones
  • Over a hundred local and international food and beverage options
  • In addition to the $1 products, there are substantial discounts of at least 60% off on a wide variety of goods
  • Lucky bags available at discounts of 70% up
  • Spending offers: $5 off for purchases of $60 or more via PayMe;
  • Souvenirs and giveaways: A welcome gift (hand fan) and 800 cups of complimentary ice-cream distributed at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm daily on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Participate in lucky draws through the following methods:
    • Join the “Yummy Lucky Draw” by filling out the lucky draw form in the shopping guide
    • Join the “Lucky Draw and Ultimate Lucky Draw” on HKBPE App (from 25 October to 4 November)
    • Make electronic purchases totaling more than $300 (with a maximum of two receipts) to receive a lucky draw entry, and two entries for purchases exceeding $600 (with a maximum of three receipts)
More details   www.foodhk.com.hk; HKBPE App

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Mr Algernon Yau (front row, fourth from the left), Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development; Mr Yu Pang Chun (front row, fourth from the right), Chairman of the Employees Retraining Board; Dr Allen Shi (front row, fifth from the left), President of CMA; The Hon Jimmy Ng (front row, third from the right), Legislative Council Representative of CMA; Dr Wingco Lo (front row, first from the right), Executive Vice President of CMA; Mr Ivan Sze (front row, third from the left), Vice President of CMA cum Chairman of CMA Exhibition Services Limited, and other guests officiated at the opening ceremony

Dr Allen Shi, President of CMA, is optimistic about the results of this year’s Carnival

Mr Algernon Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony

The officiating guests joined the guided tour of the booths after the opening ceremony

The 10th Hong Kong Food Carnival attracted huge crowds