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Auckland Fair June 2015

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This Sunday at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf, New Zealand’s best makers will gather and present their wares. Entry is $5.

You can bet that all around the country there are makers working day and night over the next few days to get ready for this huge event.

There are over 150 independent makers and to cover the all would be impossible. To keep a list manageable I’ve compiled a little list of makers who may appeal to the foodie in you.

Helo Birdie

helo-birdie

Auckland based artist Joey Ho creates watercolour and gouache paintings, prints and cards. Works feature tiny people, wonderful landscapes, cactus and of course, food. She is probably the coolest little sister in the world. No bias or anything…
http://helobirdie.com
Helo Birdie on Instagram

Miss Changy

miss-changy

Artist Ruby White presents a ceramic plates, cups and her signature rooster bowls. I have to admit, I have a girl crush on Miss Changy. She cooks from scratch, she makes furniture and all the ceramics her diners eat out of. Over achieve much?
http://misschangy.com
Miss Changy on Instagram

Nannestad & Sons

nannestad

A range of Scandinavian-inspired homewares including these chopping, cheese and serving boards. Their Peggy Folk Shelf would also make a nice spice rack.
http://www.nannestadandsons.com
Nannestad and Sons on Instagram

The Candy Apple Wagon

The-Candy-Apple-Wagon

Selling candy apples and caramel apples.
The Candy Apple Wagon on Facebook

Honeywrap

honeywrap

Reusable food wraps. A great alternative to plastics and come in range of cute designs.
http://www.honeywrap.co.nz
Honeywrap on Instagram

Sew Lou Lou

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Hand crafted hair accessories and decorations including felt ice cream garlands and fruit salad garlands.
Sew Lou Lou on Facebook

Crafterzan

crafterzan

Crocheted cuties including hot dogs, burgers, easter eggs, fruit and vege.
Crafterzan on Facebook

Whimsy Candles

whimsy-candles

Hand poured scented soy candles. Fragrances include coconut lime, chocolate orange truffle, candied pear, and triple shot vanilla.
http://www.whimsycandles.co.nz

Workshop

workshop

Design store making a small range of products including these concrete ice block paperweights.
http://www.workishop.co.nz
Work Shop Store on Instagram

Claybird Ceramics

claybird

Ceramics with cute gold accents.
http://www.claybird.co.nz
Claybird Ceramics on Instagram

Borrowed Earth

borrowed-earth

Ceramic art including tiered cake stands, bowls, plates and platters.
www.borrowedearth.co.nz

Tasty brand partners

I Love Pies and Mojo Coffee are brand partners of Auckland Fair so expect to see delicious pastry treats and coffee.

To find out more about Auckland Fair, visit www.aucklandfair.com or their Facebook page here.

I have been to many Auckland Fairs, here is some wisdom I have picked up…

Auckland Fair tips

  1. Go with a buddy or go alone. This is not the place to shop with a group.
  2. Bring cash. The EFTPOS line can grow to dizzying lengths.
  3. Be patient.
  4. Make a list of names if you have birthdays to buy for coming up. Hand made and locally made gifts are always appreciated.
  5. Enjoy and be inspired.

 

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I am Genie, a designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my rabbit, Tofu and my husband, The Koala. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com

7 Comments

  1. Nikki says

    Thanks for the tips – I was going to gather a bunch of friends to go, but come to think of it I might just go by myself….. I’m not sure anyone else will have the patience to stay at a stall for just five minutes LOOKING at stuff. I’m so excited for the Auckland Fair!

  2. Erin says

    I am coincidentally in Auckland this weekend so will try to check it out! Glad I saw this post 🙂

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