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.

The date for the 2020 Christmas fete is Saturday 7 November

Bookings for stallholders are open NOW.

Big Bubble Love: The biggest, bestest bubbles to add magic to any occasion. Loved by all ages. We make bubble wands in small and large and bubble mix in 1 litre bottles.



BavariaNZ: fresh, German style smallgoods, using world famous New Zealand free range beef and pork. We follow traditional recipes and handcraft all products using only carefully selected ingredients.


CookieTime: baked with a passion, our cookies are made with real chocolate and real ingredients. We have an ever evolving range of delicious cookie flavours and sizes.


Hinakura Honey Company: a collective of family beekeepers from the Hinakura Valley in the Wairarapa. The Manuka honey is harvested from each family property in the valley, no blending.


Wild Hearts Organic Nourishing Skinfood: N.Z. Kawakawa and Kumerahou extract, hemp seed and other high quality oils.



JK’s Food Truck: Meet Kat “K” and Jaro “J” – the fast wheels takeaway classics! JK’s are mobile takeaway food @ beverages providers


The Archivist: Vintage, Science, Decor, Fashion.


No8 Essentials: effective personal care products made with natural ingredients, while reducing plastic footprints with innovative packaging. Popular deodorants and lip balms come in cardboard tubes that can be composted at home.


Jacqueline Hocquard Art: Based in Carterton, specialising in watercolour and acrylic art.


Kruizey Kids: Quality merino clothing and accessories


Naya Felt: Fuxicos  or Yo yo flowers Accessories and other felt & fabric crafts.


Homegrown Botanica: Homegrown Herbal Remedies / Organic Natural Skincare.


Soo’s Garden: My products offer a tangible connection to a philosophy that embodies health, nutrition, ethnobotanical knowledge and ecological sustainability.


Glasshopper Design: Designing new furniture with vintage soul. Made from recycled and reclaimed materials. The earths resources aren’t infinite

Two Old Ducks: Kathy and Jo find chairs that need a new lease on life and then once that is done we find them a new home. We will also take your own chair and do the same thing – giving it back to you with a new lease on life.


Vintage Bunting and Bunnies: a mother and daughter-in-law combo who love up-cycling vintage books and fabric into gorgeous bunting and cute characters with personality for you!


Wooden Creations: Rustic prints, no two are the same. Transferring paper prints and photos onto wood.


Kapiti Artisan Bread: totally natural with no  preservatives, no additives, no artificial ingredients. Authentic,  healthy and delicious bread made in Otaki, New Zealand.


Wee Red Barn: fresh strawberries, grown less than 5km from Rathkeale.


Marty Girl: a Natural, Nourishing, Ethical, funky skinfood range. Every product is 100% handmade and is full of sumptuous, skin-softening, soothing local Martinborough ingredients.


Live Naturally: All of our products are made from natural ingredients and where possible we try to source raw materials locally and nationally, preferably organic if available.


Sone’s Sauces: a humble, family-run business based in the heart of the Kapiti Coast. Not only are the sauces delicious on their own, they are versatile and can be used to create any fail-proof dish within your own household.


My Kid’s Clothing: a NZ owned online boutique baby and childrenswear store located in Masterton. We sell practical, trendy and unique boys and gilrs clothing from sizes newborn to 16,


Red Pharo: Children’s clothing and accessories, purses, soft toys.


Tree Earrings: bird feeders hand crafted in New Zealand. These practical, graceful and light-hearted bird feeders are beautiful artworks for any setting.


Hollybush Linocut Prints: Jo lysaght’s handmade art prints – each design is carved, inked by hand and then printed giving each one it’s own unique quality.


Assura Honey: 100% pure pastoral floral clover honey, which is homegrown in rural Masterton. We move the hives about on our farm to ensure our bees can forage well all year round. As a result, this tasty clover honey is out of the box! It has the right mix of pastoral sweet and multi-floral flavour.


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


Minnie + Ree: stylish, comfortable and effortless women’s clothing, flexi-sized and adaptable, made in high-quality fabrics.


The Sweetest Thing: iced biscuits for any occasion.


Pure Wairarapa: a gateway to the abundance on offer here in the Wairarapa and a guide from which you can explore and experience the delightful food and beautiful natural products at your leisure.


Coastal Cowhides: select from our extensive range of cowhides, calfskins, reindeer, handbags, travel bags, clutches, cushions and cowhide ottomans. NZ made furniture.


Kat Kidz: quality, affordable kids clothing designed and printed in Central Otago.


Pepper and Pearls: the world’s finest Kampot peppercorns, Acacia hardwood grinders, Gift Packs and Cultured Pearls.


Trade Aid: beautifully handcrafted and artisan goods direct from our talented producers to you


The Elephant Tree: supplying quality Wheat Bags to soothe and comfort kiwis for other 20 years.


Mrs Baginz: Unique handmade pieces to delight. Bags, hair accessories, cushions and bibs.


17 Blonde: a Martinborough-based clothing label, our aim is to create a NZ made sustainable & ethical brand for women who understand & love the comfort of a linen lifestyle.


Choice Fruits: our products are ‘real food’ – we are big advocates for fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients, they also have the added bonus of being in a recyclable/re-usable glass jar – they are dairy free, palm oil free, no MSG, low salt and low sugar with no artificial flavours or preservatives.


Noo Noo: beautiful and durable baby essentials for every day.  Our range of clothing and wooden teethers and garlands are as natural as possible and made with kindness.


Olivo: innovative and top quality oils that pair with excellent food and the good wines that Martinborough produces – oils that are boutique, artisan and gorgeous.


Couture Cottage: a vibrant collection of New Zealand made fashion


Solid Art: fine quality concrete homeware & garden art, designed  and manufactured in Paekakariki, using the best locally-sourced materials.


Ben Timmins Artist: original paintings, prints and other art pieces for sale.


In Orequality jewellery made in NZ and overseas, stertling silver and gold jewellery made with pride into timeless styles.


Nikau Natural Soaps and Candles

Me2U GiftsTrendy handmade crafts to inspire the thought of gift giving.


Bridget Mathewson Designa boutique range of beautiful womanswear in modern, yet timeless styles that will see garments worn for seasons to come. Designed and made in New Zealand.


Handmaidz: We are a 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. 


Lavender AbbeyHigh quality, Wairarapa-grown boutique lavender and lavender products, including an award-winning essential oil, hand cream and healing balms.


Jo Wilson Art:  mixed media artist, creating works in the mediums of ceramics, paintings, resin and steel wall hangings


Sarah Platt:  an established New Zealand artist who paints our towns and cities. The art is vibrant and detailed.


Loukumiartisan confectionery manufacturers specialising in traditional handmade turkish delight


Pony Lanestaples and statements for inspired living


Eden Orchardsfresh cherries and cherry juices


Rebecca Kempton PhotographyMulti award winning Wairarapa photographer based in Greytown. Commercial photography, Landscape photography, Family Portrait photography, Birth photography.


Beer Belly Jellies : handmade artisan jellies, delicious with all types of cheeses, meats or for that unique taste in dishes.


Oscar and Millie: Totara Xmas trees, vintage blanket vests, sunhats and slippers.


Cot’n’Woolhand embroidered wool bassinet and cot blankets and hand made mobiles.


Jennifer Heath Pearlscustom designed, hand crafted, freshwater pearl jewellery.


The Jewellery Box: comtemporary jewellery with a focus on simplicity, wearability and design. Crafted by hand, in sterling silver, gold and precious gems sourced from around the world.


Ruakokoputuna Olives: a family owned olive grove focused on producing the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive oil. The olives are grown, picked, bottled and labelled, all onsite near Martinborough,


JB’s Creations: handcrafted jewellery using semi precious stones, glass & porcelain beads.


Tiaki’s Beeswax Food Wraps: Kiwiana Beeswax Wraps, use instead of plastic wrap, keeps food fresh for longer