The Village Green Fair craft market has been in operation for over 40 years, running concurrently with the National Arts Festival.
In 2018, the market moved to a new home – the fields of Victoria Girls High School in Beaufort Street. A move which proved popular and successful with the vendors and the public alike. Hosting around 300 top quality crafters, traders, food vendors and artists who are handpicked for their fine wares and dedication to their craft.
Due to the global pandemic of Covid 19 in 2020, creating devastation due to the cancellation of markets across the country, the Village Green Fair was unable to be staged live, and a decision was made to create a platform on the National Arts Festival website for a Virtual Village Green.
Planning is now well underway for the 2021 festival, with hopes to have a physical Village Green once again. Obviously, this is dependent on the National State of Disaster and the implications on hosting live events.