The Pirongia Market takes place on the last Sunday of each month between 9:00 and 2:00 in and beside the Pirongia Memorial Hall on Franklin Street. You can set up from 7:00am. The hall is also open for set up on Saturday 2:00-4:00.
There is plenty of parking space, and you will be directed to these areas. For obvious reasons, we want to keep the roadside parking and the grass verge area opposite the hall available during the day. When you arrive and have found your spot, please unload and move your vehicle as soon as possible to reduce congestion. Unless you have made prior arrangement, we ask that you do not pack up until 2:00.
Stall sites cost $20. These comprise an approximate 2.5m frontage site inside and 3x3m site outside (on grass) for gazebo or the like. Sites are more limited inside and some tables are available. Regular stallholders will be allocated a permanent site and we will always endeavour to configure outside layout to maximise visual impact from the road.
There is an expectation that the products that you wish to sell were produced by yourself or that you had a hand in their production be they food, art or craft. Please provide this information when you apply for your site at the market. This is not because we want to set strict rules but simply we want to promote and encourage the true essence of a market and hence the skills of you, our stallholders.
In the event that you are unable to attend a market, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make any necessary adjustments to site layout etc. We would love to promote your wares on our facebook page. Please message us about material that you would like added and then share our facebook page to your networks. If you would like to add your business to 'list of stallholders' on this site, we would be very happy to do so.
Jane Tubb firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Kingscott (two numbers) 07 8719261 or if urgent, cancellation etc 02102744020
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Pirongia Market : A year in review
Last year at the April market, we were told that the market would be closing so we we thought that we had the support to attempt to keep it going. Plans were put in place and Jenny visited the local council to see what we needed. Her endeavours were successful and a week before the May market day, we received council consent for continued use of the Memorial Hall and the rest is history. We just had enough time to let some stallholders know and place an advert in the local paper.
Since then with the help of many stallholders and the increased support from our customers we have
- Dropped the stall price
- John has set up a facebook page (now over 200 likes) and this website.
- Place monthly adverts in at least three newspapers
- Thanks to Mike and Marion, provide an Eftpos facility for cash out.
- Ran a successful Christmas market.
- Given away nine hampers to stallholders at the Christmas market.
- Given away spot prizes to our wonderful customers at the Christmas market.
- Purchased new advertising signage and thanks to Mike K, have extremely efficient parking system for customers and stallholders.
- Produced advertising flyers for a number of key locations including Pirongia Heritage and Information Centre and the Te Awamutu Information Centre.
Special thanks to all those who help with those 'behind the scenes' tasks. The setup coordinators on Saturday, our cleaners (Lynne, thank you) and the tidy-uppers on Sunday.
This year will be even better
Thanks so much
Anne, Jenny and Jane