Vegetarian festival brings crowds
The Waihi Leader visited the annual Waihi Vegetarian Food Festival last Sunday at the Waihi Academy, on Landlyst Road.
There were veggie delights aplenty at the festival’s ground with live performances as well as art and craft, cooking, martial art and wellbeing demonstrations and an art exhibition combining art groups and schools from the Waikato and Coromandel regions.
The Window on Our Region exhibition, which lasted until Monday afternoon, featured paintings and photographic work from Studio Art Waihi, Waihi Art Club, Katikati Art Group, Arts Collective Whangamata¯ and colleges in Waihi, Te Aroha and Whangamata¯ Area School.
Waihi Art Club artist Alison Ace won the Academy award with her acrylic named Mayor Island Tuatara chosen for best representing the theme ‘local landmarks, features and scenes of our region’.
Most of the outside food stalls were forced to pack up early due to the windy weather on the day.
Tai Chi classes.
Waihi potter Andrew Killick with his stall at the festival.
Band singing in Chinese in the Kampung room.
Jiaguwen or Oracle Bone Script classes.
Parts of a floral arrangement.
Steamed taro cakes for sale.
Paintings from Studio Art Waihi, part of the Window onOurexhibition.
Alison Ace won the Academy award with her painting (top), Mayor