A recent newspaper report said that Dullstroom was dead. “We are NOT dead!” said Munro Deysel, Convener of the new Dullstroom Village Market. “We are just quiet, diligently working away for life in Dullstroom after COVID.”
“We are proud to announce the launch of the new Dullstroom Village Market – new art, crafts, antiques, farmers and flea market.”
The market will be launched on the first commercially viable Saturday following the lifting of the current leisure travel and accommodation restrictions. “We expect Dullstroom to “buzz” that week-end!” said Deysel.
“In the meantime, we are inviting interested vendors/traders to register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and to start building their stock/merchandise. All registered vendors will be notified via WhatsApp, email and our Facebook page of the date,” he said.
The market will consist of 5 sections. In applying for registration, vendors must select a section, describing the kind of merchandise they want to sell. The sections are:
- Arts and Crafts: high quality hand-made and home-made in South Africa;
- Antiques: genuine, high-quality antiques including early edition books (great interest locally in the Second Anglo-Boer War);
- Farmers Market: high quality, fresh produce, flowers, free-range eggs, game and beef meat and biltong from the local farmers;
- Flea Market: bric-a-brac but no electronics, no second-hand clothes, nothing sold out of plastic crates and no “same-old-same-old” goods;
- Food Court: Fresh, home-made or made-on-site food only.
“The cost per stand has not been finalised. As we know that market vendors have been suffering due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking them to suggest a reasonable and affordable amount which should be included in the email registration application,” Deysel said.
Special accommodation arrangements have been made for vendors who wish to stay over. Rooms (limited number) start at R250 per night per person sharing. “Once the date has been set and communicated to the registered vendors, they should book early!”
The nominated charity is Epilepsy South Africa (Dullstroom) who are in great need of all things necessary to care for 84 patients who are in residence and receive 24/7 care.
Munro Deysel (Mr.)
Dullstroom Village Market
082 075 4060