Forget the Rugby World Cup, disregard the piffling America’s Cup boats bobbing around in the harbour, the only competition worth seeing is the Puhoi Village Market Tomato Competition! Being held this year on Sunday 24th February, watch Puhoi’s white-hot horticultural talent slog it out with each other in the grueling duel for the prestigious Squeezy Tomato Bottle Trophy. Not to be missed – reputations are at stake!
Puhoi Village Market, this Sunday, 27 Jan, 9am – 1pm
Car Boot Fair this month – Lots of car boots to rummage through with treasures to be found.
New stalls, great live music, a relaxed, quirky market, friendly stall holders, kid’s playground, easy parking.
Hey kids, want to make some pocket money for Xmas?
This is our last market for the year and we are wanting home-made Xmas decorations and cards.
We will supply (free) a gazebo and stall space for you to share with other kids for the sale of your Xmas crafts.
Just bring a small box or bag with your goods and set up at our coming Puhoi Village Market on Sunday 25 November
Let me know that you are coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
This month’s Puhoi Village Market on 28 October (9am – 1pm) is mainly geared towards the kids. We are having a talent show where the young ones (and the young at heart) can show us their dance moves, a song, poem, a magical skill or whatever they want.
This is not a competition rather it is a space to share our creative talents with each other. Register on the day from 9.30am.
Local buskers and musicians will also join us to keep the music flowing.
George the Magician will put on a magic show at 11am and we have a car boot sale happening in the car park where treasures can be found. Still time to book a space at email@example.com
Easy parking, family friendly, safe playground for the little ones. All this and a great selection of food, craft and plant stalls at our friendly, quirky market. See you there.
Currently we have 1 Manager and 5 women on the Committee– urgently need at least two more (strong men would be great!! As 3 of us are in our 70s.)
The Committee meets once a month in the Puhoi Library for a post Market breakdown (discussion) and to plan the next 2 – 3 markets – this is usually the Wednesday night following the market.
A week before each market, 7 signs are put out between Warkworth and Orewa and brought back the day following the market.
A month before each market, advertising is sent via email to several outlets including More FM, Rodney times and Mahurangi Matters and musicians are organized.
A Database of Stallholders is sent invitations to attend the next market and replies are tabled and positions recorded on a plan.
On the day,
Committee members arrive 6.30 – 7am to set up:
- Unlock the room underneath Sports club ready for Stallholders to set up.
- Unpack the Sports Club shed.
- Hang 3 banners from Sports club balcony and one from the bridge.
- Wheel out 3 rubbish bins and line with black liners (which are removed at the end of the market, taken home, recycling removed and what is left, transferred to Orange bags and put out for collection on Tuesday morning.)
- Carry out and set up 4 foldaway tables – 2 for the Community stall, 1 for Kids activity and 1 in the kitchen for Stallholders to make tea/coffee on.
- Carry out several large boxes for the Community table
- Carry out 4 large wooden tables to place out once stallholder cars have been moved.
- Carry out 4 large umbrellas and their bases and set into the tables.
- Carry out and set up a 3×3 gazebo for the musicians.
At 1pm above list is reversed.
Stall holders start arriving at 7.30am and Manager directs them to their allocated space and assists with any needs they have such as power.
At approx. 11am Manager goes to each stallholder for feedback on the day’s trading plus to collect their fee of $20 per 3×3 space.
Join us to celebrate Spring at the Puhoi Village Market on Sunday, 30th September, 9am – 1pm. Details to follow.
We have postponed the buskers and kids talent show until the October Market (28th) as this September market falls within the school holidays making it a bit tricky for those who are wanting to perform but heading away for the holidays.
The Puhoi Market is holding a wee fundraiser on Saturday 4 August at the Sports Club. It will be a relaxing evening with lovely music. Hope you can join us…