Rathkeale Christmas Fete 

The Rathkeale Christmas Fete is a much anticipated annual event on the school calendar and draws crowds from near and far to enjoy the festive Christmas market. The Fete  features live entertainment, craft and food stalls, giftware, and much more.

This year’s fete will be on Saturday November 11 2017If you would like a stall please email christmasfete@rathkeale.school.nz

We warmly welcome these new and returning stallholders who will be at the Christmas Fete in 2017

Bee Fresh Farms:  a honey producer through our division Wellington Manuka Honey Company, and a retailer of New Zealand-made artisan foods.


LJ Candles: Handcrafted natural soy candles made in the Wairarapa


Darling Grey: Darling little accessories for your baby – bibs, blankets, toys, clothing.


Formed, by handHandcrafted, Concrete Plant Pots, Water Features. Bespoke & Unique.


Images for Art: from local, award-winning photographer, Rebecca Kempton.


Nikau Natural soaps and Soy Candles: superbly handcrafted selection of natural soaps and candles. Created in the Wairarapa using only the finest quality ingredients and fragrances.


Wee Red Barn: locally grown strawberries, freshly picked and delicious!


Artistic Windchimes: made from re-cycled glass  bottles, handprinted in bright colours with a sweet sound.

Bella Threads: New Zealand handmade. Creating clothes, toys and accessories. Detail-Unique Designs-Durability, with a focus on sustainability


Chalk and Cheese Unique Native, Pine and Exotic timber cheeseboards with chalkboard paint.


Lee and Willow Designs: Gorgeous clothing for beautiful woman. 100% Made in New Zealand


Matahiwi Trading Co: Quality handmade products that reflect your sense of style and individuality.


Trade Aid: Trade Aid is a social enterprise helping talented people around the world improve their lives through fair trade.


Dilicakes: Unique, customisable, edible. Your logo printed on treats. Gifts, promotions and favours.


Close to my Heart (Jan Thomas):  a direct sales company that offers a wide array of papercrafting products, with special emphasis on scrapbooking and stamping.


Ranui Essentials: Ranui Essentials Lavender Farm is dedicated to making use of this natural health resource and enhancing your quality of life with essential oils, body, soaps and home cleaning  products.


Minka Felt: Bunting, children’s costumes, party favours – made from felt.


Jennifer Heath Pearls


Live Naturally: Natural Products for Beauty, Body & the Home. All of our products are made from natural ingredients and are handmade in small batches.


Pippilou’s: Pippilou’s Beauty Therapy aims to provide a high quality and affordable service with a focus on inner health and natural beauty with the personal touch!


Bagem Collection: Fishing ,Hunting, Farming, Lifestyle and Pet Accessories from BagEm – Quality handmade goods made primarily from canvas and other quality materials


Something Gorgeous Handcrafted Leather sandals:  Home of Pop Avarca Spanish Hand Crafted Sandals


Kids Caterpillar Crocs and Handmade Items: from Virginia Long

Wee Bee Bonnets:  With simple, yet lovely, patterns and textures, our sun hats and bonnets are just the thing to protect your wee bee with style


17Blonde: Natural Fibre Clothing. Garments that can be worn year round,
Lightweight, strong & breathable, linen just gets better with every wash & wear.


Big Bubble Love: We are a small company based in Paekakariki, Aotearoa, New Zealand. All our products are locally-made with carefully selected materials needed for making a successful bubble.


Poppys at Home: Beautiful bespoke finishing touches that make your home complete. Specialising in lampshades, cushions and those special interior touches.


Bibilicious Bibs: designed and made in New Zealand using high quality fabrics with a breathable waterproof PUL inner, backed by soft and cosy micro-fleece.


Industrial Fusion Furniture: Furniture design and manufacture. Hand-made artisan production by a New Zealand-based designer working in the Horowhenua/Manawatu region.
Custom work available on request


Ammundesign: maker of lovely handmade pure wool knitted and crochet hats, fabric and knitted headbands and toys made out of re-purposed fabrics.


The Sweetest Thing: Christmas decorated cookies.


Sheryll’s Sewing Room: Catering for babies and infants – bibs, hooded bath towels, cloth books, rattles and a range of toys.

Bridget Mathewson Design: a boutique range of beautiful womenswear in modern yet timeless styles that will see garments worn for seasons to come. Designed and made in Martinborough.


Doggy Treats: Gourmet, free range, grain free doggytreats made with only the freshest, locally sourced, human-grade ingredients. Proudly handmade in the Wairarapa.


Loukumi:  produce a range of hand made traditional Turkish Delight in a range of both traditional and unique and exotic flavours . Our product is Kosher and Halal compliant , vegetarian and contains no preservatives and nothing artificial .


D’Arc Grove: Kay and Peter’s small batch extra virgin olive oil is produced with care from their family owned and sustainable olive grove in Martinborough, New Zealand.


Handmaidnza small home based family business specialising in making hand made, natural products. Our soaps, lotions, balms, creams and candles are made from the very best ingredients nature has to offer.


Ruakokoputuna Olivesa family owned olive grove focused on producing the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


Lavender AbbeyGrown in the wild, natural environment of New Zealand’s Wairarapa district, Lavender Abbey products will be available for sale.


Olivo: Olivo is the oldest commercial olive grove in the Wairarapa. Our intent is to create innovative and top quality oils that pair with excellent food and the good wines that Martinborough produces – oils that are boutique, artisan and gorgeous.


Old Favourites from the Friends of Rathkeale…..

Fun activities for the children too…..

(more to come)