Earlier this year the Kaukapakapa Village Market was affected by flooding that damaged the Kaukapakapa Memorial Hall and had to either find a new venue or close until the hall re-opened after repairs.
We relocated to the Helensville A&P Showgrounds-having already used the showgrounds for the 2022 twilight Christmas market we knew it would work as an alternative venue. With stalls located inside the main building and outside we can still offer the same variety of stalls with fresh local produce, plants, artisan food, preserves, handmade crafts, natural people & pet health products, gifts, collectibles, pre-loved items and much more as well as live music and free face painting or hair plaiting for the kids. We have a delicious selection of food, tea & coffee plus ice cream over the summer months and there’s plenty of room to sit and enjoy something to eat and drink and have a chat with friends and neighbours.
Changing venues has had its challenges, the weather has certainly challenged us but we have had great support from the A&P Association committee, the stall holders have accepted the change with positivity, the Helensville/Kaukapakapa Scouts do a fantastic job of organising the car parking and the community has donned their gumboots and come along each month rain or shine to spend Sunday morning with us.
The market will remain at the showgrounds and will continue to be the same lively and friendly market and with a couple of exceptions will still be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 8.30am to 1pm. We are excited for the summer months with plenty of room to expand and grow. If you are looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend your Sunday morning come along and check us out.
The Village Market Helensville Showgrounds – Sunday 15 October, Sunday 26 November, Friday 8 December Twilight market, Sunday 17 December.