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Whangamata Summer Festival Annual Craft Market Days


Sat 27 Dec 2014, 4:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 28 Dec 2014, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Williamson Reserve, Ocean Road, Whangamata, The Coromandel

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The Whangamata Summer Festival has been hosting this event for over 19 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 the major fundraiser for our community Festival which runs 27th Dec - 18th 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 a night market on Thursday 27 Dec from 4 - 8pm.
Followed by a day market on from 9am - 4pm on the 28th of December.

We have four areas in the massive Williamson Reserve hosting a huge array of craft and food stalls, 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 all just get there!

The craft markets are our annual fundraisers to help put on five night-time free music concerts in Williamson Park.

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, offering a range of musical genres from roots & dub to pop, rock and even opera, plus volleyball competitions, skate competitions, a kids' holiday programme and our huge craft markets!

Entertainment for the Whangamata Summer Festival week is proudly brought to you by sponsors: Thames-Coromandel District Council, The Whangamata Community Board, NZCT, Lion Foundation, First Sovereign Trust, Blue Sky Community Trust, Trust Waikato, Lions Club Whangamata, North and South Trust, New World Whangamata and Elite Windows and Doors Whangamata.

We are supported also by Pitcher Electrical Whangamata, Whangamata Area School, St John Ambulance, Banana Boat, Whangamata Police, Blackies, Whangamata Surf Lifesaving Club, Fusion & the Whangamata Baptist Church, 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'!

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Please note: A public liquor ban will be enforced throughout the holiday period.
See you there!

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