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    Strawberrieshave been grown in the Waimate District since 1880 they were then and still are today an important contribution to the Waimate economy. In 1984 it was decided to celebrate this little luscious red fruit by staging a community event, from there the rest is history..!

    The fare today...is hailed as the largest annual regional event. Visitors swell to 14,000 attracted from all over New Zealand to this free family day out offering all day entertainment, upmarket stalls and colourful rovers and entertainers.
    The Waimate Strawberry Fare commences at 10.30am,
    with the arrival of Father Christmasat 11.00am.
    SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2016 !

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    Stalls...Each year stall demand outstrips available sites with 250 sites on offer. Strawberries and ice cream sell in their hundreds, punnets by the thousands. Stallholders from throughout the country sell an amazing array of upmarket arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, plants and gardening accessories. Local clubs, schools and organisations utilise the fare as a vehicle to fund raise via raffles and food stalls.

    Foodies...Enjoy fine cuisine with an international flavour on offer including Indian, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chinese and of course kiwi favourites, BBQ, hot dogs, cheeses, and other culinary delights.

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    BUSES...
    Bus groups are welcome and the Strawberry Fare Committee are happy to arrange special parking/meet and greet, by prior arrangement.

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  • HISTORY and GALLERY

    In 1989 the Waimate Inaugural Trade and Strawberry Fare was formed. 37 stalls sites were confirmed with the fare being held on Seddon Square, a lovely park like setting in the middle of town. Over the 21 years the Fare has expanded, with the stall sites now reaching 250+ and a waiting list..on "Waimate Strawberry Fare Day", a Community effort from Service Clubs, Community Organisations, individuals and the Waimate Strawberry Growers make this event a annual success.

    We can get up to 14,000 visitors come through Waimate over the 8 hour period of the Waimate Strawberry Fare.

    With a small group of Volunteers the Committee is dedicated to make this event a day to remember!

  • NO DOGS

    NO DOGS

    Sorry folks, NO DOGS. The District Council has designated the Meridian Waimate Strawberry Fare a DOG FREE ZONE. Their Animal Control Officers will be about and they don't take prisoners!

  • ABOUT
    Meet our our dedicated team:. Chairperson - Joy McIvor, Treasurer - Sheryl Frew, Secretary - Lee-Ann Mustard, Events Manager - Joy McIvor, Stall Convener - Clare Saunders-Tack, Grounds - Cat Gurnet, The Grotto - Marlene Sheppard.


    We are always in search of new members/helpers. These members are not handed a specific "job description" and they are not expected to assume a specific "role" or "title" - they are the spare set of hands on the day or a person who is available at a certain time to carry out a small task. It may be distributing posters/advertising, decorating the Grotto, setting up gazebos or dismantling at the end of the day – to name just a few tasks. The expression "many hands make light work" would explain the requirements best! If this sounds like you, please contact us!


    AGMComing very soon!!

Meridian Waimate Strawberry Fare

kia ora!Strawberries have been grown in the Waimate region since 1880 they were then and still are today an important contribution to the Waimate economy. In 1984 it was decided to celebrate this little luscious red fruit by staging a community event, from there the rest is history..!

The fare today...is hailed as the largest annual regional event. Visitors swell to 14,000 attracted from all over New Zealand to this free family day out offering all day entertainment, upmarket stalls and colourful rovers and entertainers.
The Waimate Strawberry Fare commences at 10.30am,
with the arrival of Santa Clausat 11.00am. SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER 2014 !

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Stalls...

Each year stall demand outstrips available sites with 250 sites on offer. Strawberries and ice cream sell in their hundreds, punnets by the thousands. Stallholders from throughout the country sell an amazing array of upmarket arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, plants and gardening accessories. Local clubs, schools and organisations utilise the fare as a vehicle to fund raise via raffles and food stalls.

Foodies...

Enjoy fine cuisine with an international flavour on offer including Indian, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chinese and of course kiwi favourites, BBQ, hot dogs, cheeses, and other culinary delights.

Latest News

BUSES...
Bus groups are welcome and the Strawberry Fare Committee are happy to arrange special parking/meet and greet by prior arrangement.

DECORATED GUMBOOT COMPETITION
Get your entry form, start creating, and get your Boots to the Childcare Centre before 10am on Saturday 13th December!

November 8th. BUSHTOWN'S BONFIRE NIGHT
The STARS of tomorrow will be competing at the BUSHTOWN TALENT QUEST! and the WINNERS will be entertaining us at STRAWBERRY FARE!

STALL HOLDERS


In 1989 the Waimate Inaugural Trade and Strawberry Fare was formed. 37 stalls sites were confirmed with the fare being held on Seddon Square, a lovely park like setting in the middle of town.
Over the 21 years the Fare has expanded, with the stall sites now reaching 250+ and a waiting list..
A Community effort from Service Clubs, Community Organisations, individuals and the Waimate Strawberry Growers make this event an annual success!


Meridian has been our Major Sponsor over the past nine years and this has increased our ability to advertise.
In 2013 approximately 14,000 visitors came through Waimate over the 8 hour period of the Waimate Strawberry Fare.
With a small group of Volunteers the Committee is dedicated to make this event a day to remember!!

NO DOGS!Sorry folks, NO DOGS.The District Council has designated the Meridian Waimate Strawberry Fare a DOG FREE ZONE. Their Animal Control Officers will be about and they don't take prisoners!

ABOUT

Meet our our dedicated team:. Chairperson - Joy McIvor Treasurer - Sheryl Frew Secretary - Lee-Ann Mustard Events Manager - Joy McIvor Stall Convener - Kerry Woodgar Grounds - Cat Gurnet, Competitions - Clare Saunders-Tack The Grotto - Marlene Sheppard


We are always in search of new members/helpers. These members are not handed a specific "job description" and they are not expected to assume a specific "role" or "title" - they are the spare set of hands on the day or a person who is available at a certain time to carry out a small task. It may be distributing posters/advertising, decorating the Grotto, setting up gazebos or dismantling at the end of the day – to name just a few tasks. The expression "many hands make light work" would explain the requirements best! If this sounds like you, please contact us!


AGMComing very soon!!

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