Village Green

The Village Green Fair is home to some of the best craft and crafters South Africa has to offer. Handpicked for their fine work and dedication to their craft, most of these artists are present to talk to you, and to showcase their work.

Give yourself a couple of hours (or days!) to wander the maze of marquees at the Fair. Explore the amazing talent of extraordinary artists, and pick up some of their work to take home with you. It’s unquestionably the most interesting collection of tastes, sights and sounds you’ll ever find in one place. Then, when you’re on the verge of dropping from all the shopping, you can get a meal from the food court, or enjoy some spontaneous outbursts of AMAZING! The kids play area features performances, clowning, puppet shows and activities to keep them occupied throughout the day.

  • The Village Green Fair is open every day of the Festival from 9am to 5pm.

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Look out for the Snapscan cards at various Village Green traders, to make quick and efficient payment.

All applicants must apply here. Existing stallholders must also complete the official application form.

New and existing applicants must both submit a clear colour photograph of their product before 15 February.

The Village Green Fair Selection Committee will meet in March and applicants will be notified in writing during April as to whether or not their applications have been successful. There is a non-refundable administration fee of R160 that needs to be paid when applying for a stall. Please write your name and surname as reference.

Bank details:
Standard Bank Cheque Account Grahamstown
Account name : National Arts Festival-VGF
Account number : 282 621 873
Branch code : 050 917

The Selection Committee’s decision is final. The plan and further information will be forwarded to both new and existing successful applicants in April 2018. This serves as confirmation of the booking.

This craft market is situated on a field at Victoria Girls Primary School, in Beaufort Street. A stall is an area of approximately 3m x 3m inside a marquee. A 32mm steel tubing framework demarcates the stall. There are no upright or cross sections in these frames. The price of these stalls is R5 500 for the duration of the Festival. All stallholders must attend for the duration of the Festival.

Village Green trading hours are from 09:00 to 17:00 daily. Traders are granted access from 08:00 to 17:30 only. The public is admitted between 09:00 and 17:00 only – after which only security staff has access to the grounds.

This market is situated on Rhodes University Campus but not inside a marquee. The price of these stalls is R4 500 for the duration of the Festival. Goods must be removed each evening at 17:00.

NO ELECTRICITY is supplied in this area.

This market is situated on the area on the side of the Cathedral and the areas leading from Church Square to Fiddlers Green Fun Fair. Trading space may be booked in advance. No electricity is provided in the informal area (except for Food Stalls). There is no covering provided.  Each trader should bring their own Gazebo, tables and chairs. The rules and conditions of the Informal Trading are available separately.

Stall prices

3m x 3m – R2145.00 (@ R195 per 3 metre per day x 11 days)

Wendy Houses – R2750.00

Food stalls – R4 000.00

Your stall will be confirmed in May. All applicants must have a valid South African Identity document and supply a copy of such. Full payment must accompany your application.
Food vendors are restricted to the road surface at the end of High and Hill Streets. Tow hitches must be included in the size of the stall requested.


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