The Whangamata Summer Festival has been hosting this event for over 12 years. It is the largest market in the region and is a myriad of sights, sounds and smells with food & drink stalls, a huge range of craft, instruments, jewellery, fun rides for the children, and much, much more. The Craft Market day is hugely popular and is a fundraiser for our community festival which runs 28th Dec - 2nd Jan.
The Craft Market is attended by thousands of locals and holidaymakers and is set in all three fields of Williamson Reserve, just behind the Surf Club. There is sun and shade, parking and toilets and a cafe nearby. What more could one want?
This year we're having an all day and night craft market. It will run from 9am - 9pm on the 28th of December. Set up from 7am for stallholders.
We have a massive array of craft and food booked already, from original art to hair braiding and henna tattoos, garden ornaments & plants, samosas and fresh hand made fritters! Heaps of kiwiana inspired art and crafts, handmade one off clothing, designer printed tee shirts, chilli & olive oils and products, nuts, sweet treats, fresh & smoked fish, berries, organics, hammocks, handmade bird whistles, loads of stuff for the kids, clothes and toys and tools for the garden & kitchen... oh my, I could go on and on, but best you get there!
The Festival of night entertainment is brought to you by the money raised all year by our tireless committee. Four nights of free entertainment 29th Dec - 1st Jan.
The Whangamata Summer Festival is run by a not for profit community group who fund raise all year round, in order to provide a focus for youth, young families, locals, holiday makers and the elderly, by staging night time concerts, volleyball competitions, skate competitions, a kids' holiday programme and a huge craft market day.
As its opener, the Festival boasts our huge Craft Market Day on December 28th in Williamson Reserve, on all three fields from 9am - 9pm. That night we host the Katy Perry Tribute Show for the kiddies & tweenies - The first night on our programme! This will be a ticketed event ($) at the Whangamata Area School Hall. Details here on Eventfinder.
Following this join us for free concerts nightly from December 29th 2011 - 1st Jan 2012. The bands will be on stage at Williamson Park from 8pm.
Entertainment for the Whangamata Summer Festival week is proudly brought to you by sponsors: NZCT, the Lion Foundation, Southern Trust, The Whangamata Community Board, Trust Waikato, Sky City Hamilton Trust, plus more rolling in! We are supported also by Pitcher Electrical Whangamata, Whangamata Wellness, Take Note Whangamata, Whangamata Signs, plus many volunteers and community members without whom, it could not be a free event. Our volunteers will be out selling glowsticks each night to add to the lively atmosphere, so support the Festival by supporting our sponsors and get 'glowed up'!
Please note: A public liquor ban will be enforced throughout the holiday period.
See you there!
Email Renee to get hold of a registration form... the market is filling up fast! firstname.lastname@example.org.
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