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To Market To Market

North Canterbury has plenty of markets and fetes to keep the weekends – and pantries – full. Check out our itinerary.



Rangiora Church Street Market
Saturday 1 June 8am-1pm
St John’s Anglican Church, 355 High Street, Rangiora
The market is open on the first Saturday of each month. Café, indoor craft, garage, white elephant sales, outdoor car boot sales and sausage sizzle.

Midwinter Christmas Market
Saturday 8 June 10am-3pm
Rangiora New Life School, 2 Denchs Road, Southbrook, Rangiora
You’ll find more than 30 market stalls in this indoor Midwinter Christmas Market, including a PTA cake stall, hot food and featuring a silent auction – fun for all!

The Christmas Country Fete
Thursday 31 October 10am-4pm
Lyddington Farm, 891 Mount Thomas Road, Rangiora
Join thousands of people from around New Zealand in attending the country’s biggest and most popular fete. The day features over 200 stalls, bursting with hundreds of gift ideas, along with fresh food and wine, live entertainment and demonstrations.

Hanmer Springs Fete
Friday 1 November 10am-4pm
Queen Mary Hospital Grounds, 1 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs Fete is set to become North Canterbury’s finest shopping event, with more than 100 high quality stalls for a day of indulgence with live music.


To market to market

To market to market: Markets around you

When the weekend hits and the sun is shining, there’s nothing more fun than taking a stroll and browsing the stalls at your nearest market.


To market to market


Luckily for you, North Canterbury is the home to a wide range of tasty and tempting options, from farmers’ markets to local arts and crafts so you can shop until you drop.
It’s a great way to fill up the pantry while supporting local farmers and artists and really, what’s not to love about that? Here’s a few to help you plan your weekend.


With more than 25 stalls, the Oxford Farmers’ Market has it all including fresh flowers, fish, vegetables, meat, fruit, coffee and baked goods. Need I say more?
Located on Main Street, Oxford and is open Sundays from 9am until noon.


Ohoka Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest in the area as it opened its doors in 2009. Support local growers and feast your eyes on at least 50 stalls during peak season. Not to mention, you can even grab a bite after you’re tired of shopping.
This market is located at Ohoka Domain, Ohoka, Waimakariri and open Fridays from 9am until 12:30pm.


Mosey down to the scenic Kaiapoi Farmers’ Market and snag yourself some fresh fruit, free-range eggs, vegetable plants, crafts and more. This is a community-based and not-for-profit market.
This market is located at Morgan Williams Reserve along Charles Street and is open Saturdays. Times vary, so check the website for more details. Visit


If you want to get to know a community, the best way to do so is to visit the area’s local market. The monthly Rangiora Community Market features a variety of stalls, so make sure to bring your wallet!
Located at 353 High Street (St John’s Anglican Church Hall) and open from 8:30am until 1pm. The next monthly market is 2 September.


While you’re in Rangiora, check out the Rangiora Sunday Market for knitted crafts, woodcraft, jewellery, local honey, plants, food and more. Kids won’t want to miss the opportunity to munch on some fairy floss.
Find this market at the Blake Street car park and shop from 10am until 3pm.