Stallholders'  Newsletter 17.04, March 14th 2017
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Stall bookings are open for 2018.
Our Newtown Festival Street Fair Day for 2017 is over, and it's time for reflection and feedback. At the same time, our bookings for stalls in 2018 are already open!  See more below.
To the Stallholders who came to our 21st Newtown Festival Street Fair, thank you so much for your support!  There were many wonderful things about the day - the sunny weather, the good humoured crowds, the awesome music, and of course the magnificent range of goods, delicious food, and information on offer from all of you.  If you couldn't make it this time, maybe next year? See the booking notes below.  
Here are a few photos of different areas of the Fair. If you have some you are happy to share, we would be delighted for you to send them to us!
Newtown Ave 
Riddiford St
Rintoul St
Normanby St
What was the 2017 Fairday like for you?

While it is fresh in your mind we would really welcome an email to with your feedback.  

We would love to know what worked for you, what could be improved, whether or not you had a good day's trading..... 

Please let us know! Your responses will help us to make your stallholder day run better, and give us information about what sites work best for what sort of stalls. 

Thank you to those who have already been in touch, we really value hearing from you.  

Booking a Stall? Please Read!
The next Fair Day will be on Sunday March 4th 2018.  We recommend you book now, and then you can relax! Don't leave it till the last minute - this year we were full up and putting people on a waiting list as Fair day approached, and we closed bookings altogether during February.

Don't just book - follow up by paying! Its not the date you book, its the date you pay that we look at when we allocate stall sites. The earlier you pay the more likely it is that you will get a stall in your preferred zone, although we can't give any guarantees. There are a lot of other factors that also affect allocation. For instance, local businesses have first priority, followed by returning stallholders who book and pay promptly. Some zones are themed by product - eg crafts in Green Street, and food stalls in their own precincts. Big stalls can only fit in certain places, and powered stalls are grouped together near a generator.

If you are new to the Fair and want to be in mid Riddiford St then you need to get in very early indeed.  Food vendors please note - most of the food stalls in Riddiford St are local businesses opening outside their own premises. Other food stalls are allocated sites in one of our many food  precincts. See more on our website.

If you are a business with premises inside the Fair site you can book a site outside your shop or cafe, unless its too close to a stage or there is some other complication, but please book early to take advantage of this. 

If you are a returning stall holder do let us know if you want to go back to the same site - if you book and pay promptly there is a good chance this will be possible. Use the 'Preferences' box on the booking form to explain if you want to stay in your 2017 site or want a change. 

If you are booking on behalf of a community or sports group and are giving out information you can book a 2m x 2m $25 information stall, but if you want to sell items for fundraising or to have a bigger space, please book a regular stall site, and email us with your plans before you pay. We are happy to reduce the stall fee for a good cause.

Remember - its not just the date you book, its the date you pay that we look at when we allocate stall sites. We can make arrangements for paying by instalments - just send us an email to discuss. 

Book your stall now!

This newsletter comes to you with best wishes from the Newtown Festival Team. We look forward to hearing from you with your feedback and any photos you want to share, and to seeing you in 2018!

Rhona Carson – Stalls Administrator 

with Martin Hanley - Newtown Festival Director and Anna Kemble Welch – Associate Director, Site Architect and Head Marshal.

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