Pirongia Country Market
Pirongia Memorial Hall, Pirongia, New Zealand
Pirongia Country Market Reviews
The charm of a lovely little kiwi community Nov 28, 2010
Pirongia Country Market takes place on last Sunday of each month. From 9am to 2pm mostly local stallholders offer a diverse range of products country life is characterised by: fresh and homemade baked goods such as bread, pastries and muffins, ice-cream and smoothies within the months of summer, wooden toys, fibre articles – woven, stitched and sewn, handmade jewelleries, paintings by local artists, decoration for house and garden, alpacas (wouldn't believe my eyes at first) and much more.
It's really just a tiny market but I'd say Pirongia Country Market is a perfect place to browse for the one or other reasonably priced and original Kiwiana souvenir. How about a Weta made of wire or a wooly scarf?
What I absolutely liked about this market is the fact that anyone intending to provide some neat goods is welcome to share them. If you feel like selling homemade fudge or carved door plates, give it a go and join in with an own stall. Pretty cool, even the local school kids have their own stall from time to time for fundraising.
The whole community is in good spirits so that a gleeful stroll including Sunday morning's bargain hunting, a nice chat with friendly locals and a hot cuppa in the open comes with the territory for many people from Pirongia village and beyond when a month comes to an end.
Part of the New Zealand 2010/11 travel blog
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