Booking Zones

When you book you select a zone as your preferred stall site location:


Stall Locations street by street – Trading Hours and Precincts

PRECINCTS – If you sell takeaway food look for a site in a food precinct, or perhaps in Arney St if you are connected with the Polish community. Green St is a good place for craft stalls, and some information stalls, and other streets are quite mixed.

MAIN STREETS – Constable St is where stallholders enter the site in the morning and exit in the evening. Riddiford and Rintoul Streets are morning exits and evening entrances for stallholders’ vehicles.

Riddiford St – stalls stop trading at 5pm.  These sites are in high demand. Only local retailers, returning applicants and the earliest of new applicants are likely to get a Riddiford St spot. We dont have takeaway food stalls in Riddiford apart from local businesses and we dont supply power. There are stages at each end of the street and at the intersection with Constable St : the Tangata Whenua Stage in the north, Community stage in the middle and South Stage by the Rhodes St/Russell Tce roundabout.

Constable St – stalls stop trading at 5pm.  This street has a food stall precinct on the north side between Riddiford St and Newtown Library and another on both sides of the street near the intersection with Daniell St. The rest of the street is a mix of stalls including some local businesses. There is a stage at the Daniell St end.

Stalls in Rintoul St stop trading at 5pm.  This street has a food stall precinct on the South side and a mix of stalls on the north side, including some selling pre-packaged foodstuffs such as honey, spices or sauces.


Emmett St – stalls can trade until 6pm. This is a food stall precinct.  The Singer Songwriter stage is at the end of this street.

Green St – stalls trade until 5pm.  Green St is a premium spot for craft stalls, and also hosts some information stalls. This is the only street without a stage.

Wilson St – stalls trade until 8.30pm. This is home to the Wilson St stage and associated outdoor café/bar. There are only a few stalls, on the south side of the street near the Riddiford St corner and one or two in the car park.

Newtown Avenue – stalls trade until 8pm. This is a food stall precinct on the north side of the street, with space for a few other small (2mx2m) stalls on the south side near Riddiford St.  There is a wash against waste station supplying reusable serve wear to stall customers.  The Laundry Bar and stage is at the Daniell St end of the row of stalls.

Normanby St – stalls trade until 5pm.  A mix of stalls. There is a stage at the end of the street. The entrance to the Salvation Army is in Normanby St and they host a time out space for people needing a break from the crowds.

Donald McLean St – stalls can trade until 7pm.  The end of the street near Riddiford St is a food stall precinct.  Further along we host street sports and similar activities and this is a good spot for sports club information stalls.

Ferguson St runs off Donald McLean St and hosts the Ferguson St Punk Stage – not many stalls here but there might be some, particularly if they are associated with the stage.

Arney St – stalls trade until 5pm.  This street hosts free activities for children. It is also close to Dom Polski and has some stalls associated with the Polish community.

Stall Site Allocation

Our stalls team looks in detail at what you tell us you are selling or are providing information on. They care about how our Festival works for everyone on the day and try very hard to find a good spot for every stall. However some sites are in high demand and the sooner you pay for your stall the more likely you are to get the place you want.

Local businesses have first priority (outside their premises) as do repeat returning stall holders who book and pay promptly.

When you book use “Preferred Locations, Site Requirements & Comments” to tell us which street or precinct you would like and explain why your preference is important, tell us everything we might need to know about your set up and also give us other location options – second and third choices, in case your selected spot isn’t available.

Stall bookings will CLOSE on the 1st February 2023 !

If you have any questions, please contact us