For 2022 the Fair dates are now set at:
Sunday 3rd of April
Sunday 1st May
All maps, instructions and explanations on this site are written around running the Martinborough Fair In MARTINBOROUGH.
Our temporary relocation to the Tauherenikau race course will mean adapting this information or rewriting it.
We are still sorting through the logistics and layouts associated with running the Fair at the new location, and will share that as it comes to hand.
You can still apply for either a 6x3 or a 3x3 stall site using the same application form, as prices will remain the same, but please use discretion when applying Martinborough-based explanations, instructions, and directions to your understanding of how your stall site might look or where it might be located.
Health and safety issues will remain relevant, but location-specific info such as power, site layout, trestle table pickup etc. will likely change.
Please be patient
The world is changing, Covid is changing, our Market and its requirements may yet change - yet again!
While it was named the 'Martinborough Fair' at inception some 35 years ago, The Martinborough Fair does not fall under the definitions of Community Fair, or an Event under the Framework.
The Martinborough Fair is a collection of retail stalls which sell everything from craft and farm produce to jewelery and wind-chimes - with a bit of face-painting and back massage thrown in. We usually try to include buskers and some other forms of street entertainment, and occasionally an amusement arcade, but essentially the Martinborough Fair is an outdoor Market under the COVID Framework and is subject to the following rules:
Have a question?
Check out our FAQ's first, you might just find what you are after there.
If you want to run a stall at the Fair, and have not yet opened a user account here, please do so using the Register button above. If you already have an account, use the Log In button. Once you are registered and logged in, you will be able to apply for a stall site.
To apply for a market stall, register on this site (Register button above) and then you will be able to log in and access the stall application form from October to February each year. This will also ensure you are on our mailing list..
We are keen to see a predominance of NZ-made goods - the more local the better. Market stall sites are allocated with that aim in mind.
Every year since 1977, the Rotary Martinborough Country Fair has attracted an increasing number of visitors who swell the population and provide a cash injection to the South Wairarapa estimated to be worth in excess of $8 million per year in immediate benefit and ongoing business and tourism profile.
The South Wairarapa Rotary Club makes recommendations to the Fair Trust each year for the disbursement of the Fair's profits to causes and projects throughout the Wairarapa.
The 2-day Martinborough Fair was the brainchild of members of the Greytown Rotary Club, and in 1977 the first Fairs began in Martinborough with just 35 stalls
over 500 stall holders come from all over New Zealand to participate in what is regarded as the country's pre-eminent craft market