Bringing 25,000 people each year to throng the quaint streets radiating out of the Union Jack-styled town square for the first of two annual fair days, held since 1977 on the first Saturdays of February and March in the historic Wairarapa wine village. This iconic fair is reportedly the largest in Australasia. Friends lounge in the sun, families snack on grassy verges and bargain hunters' eyes light up.
It comprises over 480 stalls selling artwork, crafts, clothing, and food, with a focus on providing high quality, NZ made goods, so it's no wonder the fair is so popular.
The Martinborough Fair is held twice each year on the first Saturday of February and first Saturday of March from the crack of dawn - locals know it's best to get their early!
Brought to you by the Rotary Club of South Wairarapa.