THE VILLAGE GREEN FAIR

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.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE VILLAGE GREEN 2021

All applicants – including existing and long standing stallholders – need to fill in the online application before the 9th of April.

The stall fee for 2021 will be R 6 000.00

The Village Green Fair Selection Committee meets in April and applicants are notified in writing during April as to whether or not their applications have been successful. The Selection Committee’s decision is final. The plan and further information will then be forwarded to successful applicants, both new and existing.

NO STALL FEES WILL BE PAYABLE UNTIL APPLICANTS HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE

INFORMAL TRADING AREAS 2021

Trading spaces in Church Square and the route to Fiddler’s Green may be booked in advance. These stalls are space only and do not include electricity coverings or furniture. Food Vendors are restricted to the road surface at the intersection of Hill and High streets.

STALL PRICES:

  • 3m x 3m* – R2 200.00 (@ R200 per 3 metre per day x 11 days)
  • Wendy Houses – R3 000.00
  • Food stalls – R4 000.00 *

*tow hitches for any trailer on the stall must be included in the size of stall requested

Stall allocations will be confirmed in May. All applicants must have a valid South African identity document and supply a copy of such. Full payment must accompany your application.

Contact us

If you need more information, contact Clarissa at the Village Green office on:

Tel: 046 622 7483
Fax: 086 572 7937
email: villagegreen@nationalartsfestival.co.za.