Labour Day fair will be biggest yet

The St Andrew’s Giant Craft & Collectable Fair takes place on public holidays twice a year in January and October. Pictured is the January event held earlier this year on Auckland Anniversary Day. Photo – Michael Jeans.

The biannual St Andrew’s Giant Craft & Collectable Fair coming up this Labour Day is set to be the biggest yet, with founder and organiser Ian Dunn confirming a total of 114 stalls this year.

“I’ve even had to turn some away,” Ian said. “This year will be my biggest fair ever held.

“The craft is a very popular event.”

The fair on Monday, October 22, running from 9am – 2pm will feature a number of first-time stall holders, including Cambridge’s Lady Parker Preserves, Hamilton’s gluten free artisan Bliss Bakery, Mama Jay’s Hand Dyed Yarns from Tauranga and more.

Food offerings will range from “brie on a roll”, dumplings, noodles and salads to traditional classics such as homemade sandwiches, slices and sponge kisses – enjoyed in the St Andrews’ lounge with a cuppa.

“What a great way to spend a day relaxing in the grounds of Historic St Andrew’s Church, built in 1881,” said Ian, explaining that the fair offers more than just craft, with items like plants, books, furniture and Christmas gifts, too.

At 10am the iconic church bells in the St Andrew’s tower will be rung, and from 10.30 local band Rewind will perform inside the church.

“See you there!” Ian exclaimed.

To find out more about the event contact Ian Dunn on 07 827 5678 or 0275 673 139.

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