Twi­light Fare re­turns for 2016

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The pop­u­lar Mata­mata Twi­light Fare will re­turn in Novem­ber and or­gan­iser are seek­ing stall hold­ers.

Event or­gan­iser Laura Man­ning says the fare is aimed at pro­mot­ing small at home busi­nesses.

‘‘It’s an up-mar­ket type, arts and crafts event, we don’t in­clude com­mer­cial busi­nesses and we don’t have pro­duce.

‘‘We have our own art to sell and we want to help sup­port other lo­cal peo­ple like that.’’

The arts and crafts Man­ning is re­fer­ring to is the busi­ness she co-owns with Donna Rusling called No­mada Gallery and Gifts, based in Wa­haroa.

The fare started in 2014, with last year’s event in­tro­duc­ing out­door stalls, 65 booked in to­tal.

Man­ning says the event has be­come pop­u­lar with vis­i­tors.

Man­ning says the fare com­pli­ments the monthly Mata­mata Mar­kets, which cater well to the com­mu­nity.

The fare can cater for 30 in­door stalls and 30-40 out­side, as the park is quite large, Man­ning says the out­door al­lo­cated amount can be flex­i­ble.

Prod­ucts must be fam­ily friendly and can­not en­dorse al­co­hol. Food stalls are wel­come, but own­ers must have an in­de­pen­dent li­cense. The fare is Novem­ber 27, 1-6pm at Pohlen Park/Headon Sta­dium. Any­one in­ter­ested in book­ing a stall can call Man­ning on 027 206 5173

Maya Hanita, in a pic­ture taken last year, with the con­crete pots she made for the 2015 Mata­mata Twi­light Fair.

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