Our traffic management plan as filed with Transit NZ calls for road closures between the hours of 8am and 4pm on Saturday, and the District Council allows us to use public reserve areas during the same times.
We are allowed some setup/tear-down time, so cars may use the roads while sites are being set up, typically from about 4am to 7:30am for set-up, and tear-down time from 4pm to around 5pm.
Roads around Martinbourough Square are open and may not be obstructed outside those times.
Once set up, the Fair runs from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm officially but we often have people “shopping” from 7:00 am onwards.
Many stallholders start setting up in the small hours of the morning with the centre of Martinborough buzzing by 5:00 am.
Your car/van/truck needs to be outside the road closure area by 7:30am so it's probably a good idea to aim at arriving in Martinborough no later than 6:00am to unload, get the car parked somewhere away from the stall areas and set up your stall ready for a busy day.