This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Craft Fair at the Festival… and we’re using the occasion by giving it an overhaul, and welcoming a new title sponsor. So come and visit the Standard Bank Village Green in our new home at Victoria Girls’ High School, on the corner of Beaufort and Somerset streets.

There is plenty of parking in the surrounding areas as well as dedicated parking spaces adjacent to the market. We’re giving you even more reason to spend a few hours (or days!) at Village Green.

Look out for our Amazing Stages, featuring some of the world’s best buskers – including Canada’s Dynamike (pictured above), who has been described as a loveable chap who can juggle chainsaws and children – although not at the same time.

There will be plenty of local talent performing throughout the day. There will be loads of new stalls, featuring the finest handmade craft, as well as your familiar favourites. Relax in our new food court and bring the kids to the children’s tent for puppet shows, face painting, play dough sculpting and workshops as well as daily competitions with prizes.

Our expanded beer garden with extended trading hours gives you the choice of relaxing indoors or outdoors, with food and beer on tap and plenty of entertainment.

It’s a new era and a new Festival hub and we’re sure you’ll love it! See you at the Standard Bank Village Green every day throughout the Festival.

  • The Standard Bank Village Green Fair is open every day of the Festival from 9am to 5pm
  • Find out more about the Standard Bank Village Green Fair