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 2021 Rathkeale Christmas Fete will be held on Saturday 6th November, 9am to 3pm. For more information contact christmasfete@rathkeale.school.nz

Thank you to these stallholders for making the 2020 Fete such a success. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.

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


Thermomix: over 20 appliances in one sleek, compact unit that packs enormous power, versatility and innovation. So you can chop, beat, blend, whip, weigh, mill, knead, mince and more at the touch of a button.


Village Art Shop: art shop, art club/workshops, framing, art therapy, catering from beginner through to the professional artist.


Miriam Hill Art:  houses drawn using ink pen on quality paper. They are a great gift or memento of a much loved home. Commissions taken.


Siren Soaps: handmade vegan friendly and palm free soap


Sweet Cheeks Cakery: home baked cakes, cupcakes and donuts for all your special occasions.


Castaway Body Art and Gifts: offer Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos & Airbrush Tattoos for parties & events  and sell beautiful kids costumes & handmade gifts online.


Stitchbury: designer unique merino wear for men and women. Adventures, casual and work.


Beary Nice: keepsake bears and blankets, customised for any occasion – birth, memorial, wedding, birthday and more.


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


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


Old School Soaps: Handmade using natural and local ingredients in the “old school” manner.


Eketahuna Handcrafts: beautiful handcrafted products: flax weaving, luxury soaps, wood craft.


Wood Art and Designs: make kiwiana, garden art, and wall art. We also make wooden signs, large and small, to order.


Ake Ake & Bee Kind: Two young sisters making hand crafted sustainable cutlery rolls and beeswax wraps on the Kapiti Coast, made to reduce the consumption of single use plastics.


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


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


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


Moki Design: handmade guestbooks and photo albums


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.


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.


Qwerky Home: online homewares, gifts, small furniture and stationery.


Willa Designs: interior designs, homeware, textiles and workshops.


Oldwoods Outdoor Furniture: bespoke design, construction and renovation of outdoor furniture.


Pinehaven Creations Jewellery Design: handcrafted silver jewellery


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


Belle Epoque: Beautiful, unique jewellery


Piccolino: the baby nests are hand made in NZ from 100% cotton, they can also be custom made.


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


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.


Snooty Fruit:  a regular seller at several foodie farmers markets in the lower North Island. We love every opportunity to interact with our regular & new customers to provide them with the freshest and most delicious products & creative culinary ideas. We have a wide selection of quality products that we’re sure you’ll just love


The Khalada Stone: fantasy series written by NZ author, Russell Meek.


Assura Honey: 100% 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.


Bedazzling NZ: Bright colourful cotton and rayon summer clothing. Made for us for our New Zealand customers.


Retro Star Creations: Where no two items are the same, get unique gifts for your mancave.
Saving the planet one beer cap and licence plate at a time.


Studio Six: specialize in distinctive wood turning from locally sourced native woods and some specific exotics. Each of our turned pieces are crafted in Greytown to create quality lasting work


Julz.FG: custom-made New Zealand designs on cushions and accessories, our main theme being custom-designed Kiwiana birds and plants. We also do on-trend popular florals and prints in cushions, doorstops, aprons etc.


Sone’s Sauces: a humble, family-run business 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 household.


Kruizey Kids: specialist in Children’s Waterproof  & Merino Clothing -great for the snow, farm or just about everywhere. Our clothing is made to last for todays rough and tumble play.


Laughing Owl Fudge Company: handmade fudge in a range of flavours made locally in Greytown.


Shades at Grays: lampshades, Edison lamps, Keep Me Posts,. Each item is handcrafted with the majority of products upcycled or recycled.


Loukumi: artisan confectionery manufacturers specialising in traditional handmade Turkish Delight.


Gecko Press: One good book can spark a lifetime of reading.


Caus: an ethical fashion stockist in Wellington. CAUS NZ stocks genuine Panama hats, handmade in Ecuador. Each panama hat is carefully crafted using the fine fibres from the Toquilla palm and can take up to 6 months to make. The production of the hats generates 3500 jobs for residents in five provinces across Ecuador.


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


Soo’s Garden: a real alternative to preservative laden commercial cosmetics and are perfect for those who are serious about their own beauty and well being. Cleansers, toners, creams, shampoo and body bars are produced with ingredients to nourish our cells without the use of artificial aromas or harmful preservatives.


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


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


Hide and Sleek: kidskin cushions, pillows and throws which are luxurious, white and sophisticated. The allure of the fur is in the touch. Kid skin is incredibly soft, lush and demands to be stroked.


Oscar and Millie: vintage blanket vests, sunhats and slippers


The Craft Yard: soy wax melts, candles, car diffusers and much, much more, made in small batches.


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


Lavender Abbey: high quality, Wairarapa gorwn boutique lavender and lavender products, including an award-winning essential oil, hand cream and healing balms.


No 8 Essentials: effective personal care products made with natural ingredients using the best of nature plus scientific studies to help us formulate our growing range of products for you


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.


The Vintage Barrell: makers of platters, cheese boards, lazy Susans, furniture and garden art from retired French and Hungarian oak wine barrels.

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.


Bridget Mathewson Design: a 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.


Jennifer Heath Pearls: custom designed, hand crafted, freshwater pearl jewellery.


Sophie Blokker Artist: freelance artist and illustrator with a passion for Art and Drawing.


Kimberley River: using High Quality yarns, we supply to the Fashion and Craft Industries. To this end we decided the No 1 priority should be comfort of the user.


DEA Yarns and Fabrics