One of Australasia’s largest craft markets, which typically attracts tens of thousands of attendees, is being held in Wairarapa this Saturday.
“It’s a real feel-good fair, a lot of people come year after year,” Martinborough Fair co-convener Vivienne O’Reilly said.
She noted the amount of money that comes into Wairarapa region as a result of the iconic Martinborough Fair is “staggering”.
Visitors enjoy free entry to the event featuring stalls containing produce and food stalls in the Martinborough village shopping area, along with the work of many leading New Zealand artisans who will be selling a range of products from trinkets to timber table-tops, sculpture, and art.
There is a new kids zone at the park in the Waihinga Centre, along with the Martinborough Toy Library parent’s room and Knucklebone Coffee Bar nearby.
The parents’ room has been created to provide a safe place to change or feed babies, and to refresh with cups of tea and coffee.
The event is run by South Wairarapa Rotary, which contributes funds from the fair to places like the Featherston Community Centre, Wairarapa schools, leadership courses, and food banks.
The MetService weather report states Martinborough is predicted to “have a few showers, clearing to fine late and westerlies, becoming strong for a time in the afternoon and evening”.
The fair is running this Saturday [January 3] from 8am to 4pm.
More information about the event can be found at martinboroughfair.org.nz