A month after the Centrewood spring fete was cancelled
because of heavy rain, a rescheduled event seems set to
attract a big crowd.
The fete was called off in October, after torrential rain
left 100 stallholders high and dry.
Organisers said it appeared a rescheduled fete, to be held on
Thursday at the Centrewood Estate, near Waimate, would be a
much bigger event.
Co-organiser Jo Sutherland said more than 130 stallholders
had become involved the second time around.
"We are hoping for a sunny day on Thursday. We have had a
great response from around the country.
"We have got them coming from Stewart Island to Nelson, from
the top of the South Island to the bottom and everywhere in
"It was a big call to cancel with all the work that had been
put in, but everyone has been really supportive."
Mrs Sutherland said the fete would include "Pimms on the
lawn", live entertainment and local chef and cookbook author
Bevan Smith would give cooking demonstrations on the day.
The fete will raise money for the Salvation Army and the
Visitors were asked to bring unwanted toys for the Salvation
Army Christmas gift appeal, Mrs Sutherland said.