Bumper crowd expected for community market day

People walk up and down a closed-off Gordon Rd during last year's Mosgiel market day. During this...
People walk up and down a closed-off Gordon Rd during last year's Mosgiel market day. During this year's market, on Saturday, Gordon Rd will be closed from The Warehouse to the Mosgiel police station. Photo by ODT.

A crowd of up to 8000 people is expected for the annual Mosgiel Community Market Day on Saturday.

The event, which was organised by the Mosgiel Business Association, had been running for almost 30 years but was ''revamped'' in 2009, grants manager Kristy Compton said.

''We've been trying to build it back up again to its former glory.''

Among the attractions lined up this year were the second edition of Taieri's Got Talent; various musical performances, including from the Mosgiel-Taieri pipe band; signing and ball skills sessions with premier rugby side the Taieri Eels; bouncy castles and appearances from Mr and Mrs Claus.

There would be a large number of stall-holders and other highlights would include face- and nail-painting and a chocolate fountain, Mrs Compton said.

A team of just seven people had worked hard to organise the event, she said.

The association estimated attendance of 6000-8000 people throughout the day.

Part of Gordon Rd from The Warehouse to the Mosgiel police station would be closed for the event.

The market day will run from 10am till 2pm.

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