For over quarter of a century The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Ashburton, for our twenty-Sixth fair of the 2017–2018 season.
As always we will be bringing an expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at The Original Gypsy Fair, some of which will be made before your eyes.
Watch our world renowned glass blower Geoff Brunker as he skilfully manipulates molten glass into an array of beautiful works of art. Observe the woodcraft skills of master craftsman Phil White who has created beautiful fretwork as well as a selection of toys and other wooden creations.
David and Rowena have a stunning range of handmade fork art, bead craft, jewellery and machine embroidery. You won’t want to miss the colourful tie dyed creations at Sean & Lou’s stall, all hand tied and dyed by Sean.
Tattooing and body piercing is available by the very talented Jude Sergeant and Jewels will skilfully braid your hair. You’re bound to fall in love with something at Kristin’s clothes and then flash it up by popping over to Dianne’s spectacular range of hats, bags and other accessories. The magpie will come out in you when you spy Bev’s crystals and gemstones.
Osho Zen Tarot by World famous Phil Cox.
Feeling hungry? Well our master chef Micky has a tempting selection of fairground food including the much sought after Sheryl burgers. Robyn has a selection of cakes and slices as well as great coffee, smoothies and other beverages at her Bouncy Bean Café.
Treat the kids or even yourself at Pam and Shanes Candyfloss, freshly spun before your eyes there’s nothing better than candyfloss at the fair, and their fudge is dangerously addictive.
Entertain the kids and let them run themselves tired on Ross’s unique obstacle bounce, Bobbies Bubbles, Hula Hoops and other juggling supplies will keep the kids fascinated for hours.
Get their faces painted, also body art by international artist Jane and partner Aiden. Let them experience “Ye Olde Play station” toys from yester year. Are you a good shot? Find out at the Sgts mess Shooting Gallery, and test your balancing skills at Dave and Oscars Segway’s and Hover boards.
Soak up the atmosphere of live stage entertainment by Karlos, performing daily on his handcrafted stage. Musos are most welcome to come along for a jam too. Our wonderful homes that we travel in are part of the largest fleet of privately owned heritage vehicles continuously touring NZ.
The Original Gypsy Fair is all made possible by the hard working and wonderful Jim & Venus Banks. Do you want to join us? We would love to have you, come and share in this amazing lifestyle.