Saturday 26 September 2020
“We are proud to announce the launch of the Dullstroom Village Market on Saturday 26 September. It is the Heritage Day long weekend.
We expect Dullstroom to rock that weekend – accommodation bookings are already streaming in!” said Munro Deysel, convener of the market.
“We currently have some 30 vendors registered. The market is intended to present unique, high quality and home-made arts, crafts, goods, food and fresh produce,” he said.
The market will focus on attracting families with pony rides, face painting and sweet goodies for children. The parents can compete in a fly fish casting competition and stand a chance to win a fly-fishing rod!
One of the objectives of the market is to promote local artists, craftsmen and young entrepreneurs. Another is to promote local charities. All these participants will get free stands and whatever money they make is theirs.
Commercial vendors are invited to register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As the market will consist of 5 categories, we ask vendors to select a category, describing the kind of merchandise they want to sell. The categories are:
1. Arts and Crafts: high quality hand-made and home-made goods
2. Antiques: genuine, high-quality antiques including early edition books (great interest in the Second Anglo-Boer War)
3. Farmers Market: high quality, fresh produce, flowers, free-range eggs, game and beef meat and biltong from the local farmers;
4. 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.
5. Food Court: Home-made or made-on-site food only.” said Deysel.
“The cost per stand is R300.00 for a 3m x 3m stand. We are willing to discuss charging a percentage of turnover instead of a flat fee. Please correspond with us via our email,” Deysel added.
Special accommodation arrangements have been made for vendors who wish to stay over. Rooms (limited number) start at R250 per night per person sharing. “Now 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