Friday, July 6, 2012

New Beginnings - A Craft Market

We're organising a craft market called New Beginnings, right in Christchurch, Beckenham and it's going to be awesome!

Market Shoppers - if you're looking for a fresh new market to have a squizz at, then you'll be stoked with New Beginnings.

Head down to 52 Martin Ave, Beckenham on Saturday the 13th of October any time between 10am and 1pm.  There won't be any EFTPOS facilities available, come prepared for anything.


Stall-Holders - we're looking for the newbies, the people who haven't done a market before, or the ones who have who are still feeling a little green (the not-so-new are still welcome).  We want to help you get your name out there, to help you get started and to let the folks of Christchurch know about you.

If your stall would fall into a few categories like handcrafted items, home-sewing, home baked goods, repurposed and recycled handcrafted goods, new designers making a go at it then this place is for you.

So you're a keen crafter/baker/creative person and you're interested in having a stall?

Please note that stall numbers are strictly limited (24).  You must register your stall to make it certain that you will have a space on the market day.  You can not turn up and hope to find a location as stalls will be allocated.

The area each stall will have is approximately 2½ metres x 2½ metres.  You'll need a trestle table and probably a chair too unless you're ok to stand for 3 hours.

If the weather isn't flash on the day, we'll have to pack it all up so here's hoping it's going to be a good one.  There is no postponement date.

Stall holder fees are $10 per space.  There may be trestle tables for hire, but numbers are strickly limited so you'll need to double-check that we have any available before the day, preferably when you register your stall one or two months beforehand.

If you have a blog already, let me know and I can set up a link from this page to yours, grab the button and add it to your blog so we can get as much advertising for shoppers as we can.  Let all your friends on Facebook know and ask them to share the good news

Check out the link to Stall Tips for a little bit of advice and handy tips to get you cranking.

Be set up and ready to go by 10am, which means arriving from about 9:30am to drop off your gear and set up.  Remember to check in with Holly or Jamie as you arrive so we can show you where your stall will be.  The stalls will be arranged so we don't have too many that are selling similar things right next to each other

Have a look at Stall Holder Tips to make sure you've got everything you need.

Email me at acraftmarket{at}gmail{dot}com to claim your space.

And, subscribe to the blog via the link to the top right and we'll keep you updated about who's coming and what's going on.

Holly x