Well another round of applications have closed, and a fresh bunch of amazing Makers (109 of them to be exact!) have been welcomed to the fold for the next Auckland Fair! ...
The Auckland Fair is the largest exclusively handmade and curated market in New Zealand, our mission is to empower independent creative businesses from all over the country, and give them the tools to reach their full potential.
Held within Shed 10, an award winning heritage building on the Auckland waterfront, the Auckland Fair is run solely by the Founder and Director, Jessica Whiting. She has a keen eye for design and is led by a true passion and dedication to helping and lifting those within the creative industries.
FAIRS SO FAR
FAIRS A YEAR
My first fair experience, I had no market experience at the time. I was a nervous wreck! But through Jess' online guidance, I felt confident and insanely excited about releasing my brand into the wider Auckland market. It is a well oiled, handmade market like no other and an absolute pleasure to be apart of!
Our first Auckland Fair was in 2011. We were lucky to get in as someone had a cancelation and we flew up from Wellington. It’s a great fair to look forward to and there is nothing else like it in NZ. (The Auckland Fair) customers now come back year after year because they like our products and seeing what’s new... no two fairs are ever the same!
Jess does an amazing job organising, curating and running the Auckland Fair. The number of people who come through the door is simply astounding, I think she has definitely found her calling.
The Auckland Fair has been an integral part in the growth of my business, I have been attending for a few years now. Not only has the Fair promoted and supported my business but has encouraged a network of businesses to sit side-by-side and grow as a whole, but I've met many makers through the years that have become firm friends. The Auckland Fair is a bustling hive of activity.
Being involved as a maker at Auckland Fair is such a privilege. It's full of the most amazing kiwi talent, and exceptionally well organised! For me it's a fantastic opportunity to connect with customers and potential new stockists.