I am terrible at keeping secrets. If I have good news, I absolutely have to tell people right away…. So, the Auckland Fair is very, very pleased to announce that we have a new home! As you may know, we started at the Auckland Art Gallery with just 30 vendors, with queues down the street, we moved to the Aotea Centre which has been the home of the Fair for the past few years. While this was a beautiful space, with the Fair growing so much each time with visitor volumes and at our maximum for vendors, it’s now time to move into the next stage of the event.
If you haven’t guessed correctly already, the new home for the Auckland Fair will be at Shed 10, right in the heart of the city along Auckland’s beautiful waterfront.
Shed 10 is an amazing, industrial and designer space, with it’s high ceilings, original features and large glass doors, it makes for an impressive space. Originally built between 1909 and 1914, the space was refurbished in 2009, just in time for the Rugby World Cup and it’s since been home to glamorous fashion shows, concerts, weddings and some of us watched that sailing event with the two boats and cup that we won’t name… With it being close to two parking buildings, right next to the Ferry building and Britomart Station, it’s a perfect, central place to be that is not only beautiful, but easy to get to.
So, what are my plans for the space? My head has been brimming with ideas over the last few weeks with what can be done, the possibilities are almost endless! It’s a complete blank slate and creatively, I’m very much in a happy place making things take shape. I am in the process of refining these ideas and lining various ducks in rows, but you can be rest assured, it will be absolutely amazing and you will want, no, need to be a part of it. Speaking of, there is now a new date for the Summer 2014 Auckland Fair…
Sunday 7th of December
So mark that in your diaries! Vendors, applications will still be opening in September so be sure to sign up to the mailing list so you are notified.
I’ll keep you all posted on the exciting happenings as they unfold…