Scenes from last year’s Leeston Fete

Fete increases in popularity

by Mike Isle

This year’s Leeston Fete will be held on Saturday, March 28, starting in the main street at 10am and finishing at 3pm.

Organisers say that the fete will once again feature an amazing selection of stalls, food and entertainment.

There is an area dedicated to children in Andersons Square, and the Secret Garden returns with its usual array of interesting stalls.

It is the 10th year of the annual fete and market director Kath Mentink says it has been increasing in popularity.

“From the small early beginnings to now, the growth has been incredible.

We have stallholders from throughout New Zealand seeking a place.”

Mentink says a lot of the popular stalls are returning along with several newcomers.

High Street from Messinses Street to just before the Challenge Street corner will be closed off to traffic for the duration of the fete to provide a safe pedestrian precinct. The Challenge Station will be open and remain accessible from both High Street and Market Street.

Entry to the fete is free.