Twilight Fare returns for 2016
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.