It’s been a long hot summer for the Waikato this year and the summer markets have been colourful and diverse. Live music has added to the atmosphere and the resident green and purple caterpillar has captivated the children.
As the end of summer approaches is means it’s Harvest Time in the garden. Bring along any surplus produce and add it to the community produce stall, March 9th Market.
Liz and Rick’s famous produce stall deserves a mention here – The king garlic and organic vege growers, exquisite elderflower cordial concentrate, homemade goodies and tubs of legendary pesto. The market would not be the same without them!
Despite the stormy weather, The Midwinter Night Market Extravaganza was just that – wintry and extravagant! We had an extraordinary amount of visitors, as many as the Sunday markets, who were all well impressed with the creative stalls, delicious food and unexpected performances on offer. The vibrant and positive atmosphere proved the Raglan knack to make the most of the evening, no doubt assisted by a fine brew of mulled wine from the Pottery Shed. The whole event was so successful that we will be having a Summer Night Market in December with even more entertainment and performances.
A MASSIVE thanks to all those who helped on the night, especially Clare Wimmer and Shannon Darbyshire for the wine, Vodafone NZ, Steve from Stendy Electrical for hooking us up and the Maori Wardens for keeping antics under control.
In the future if you ever have any doubts if we are having a market due to bad weather, just call the Old School Arts Centre on 825 0023 and the answer message will reveal all. See you on September the 9th.
The Midwinter Night Market Extravaganza on Saturday the 11th of August will be an enchanting evening for your market browsing and shopping. Not only will you be entertained by live music, street theatre and fire performances, but you’ll also be warmed by mulled wine and delicious kai.
The market starts at 5pm through till 10pm – come down for dinner and enjoy the treats and talents of Whaingaroa!