Food, shopping, plants, rose gardens, heaps of things for the kids to do and world class entertainment.
It is the icing on the cake, the feather in the cap: the Roses on the Bay Market Day truly is the grand finale of the Timaru Festival of Roses.
Every year thousands of people descend on Caroline Bay for this feast for the senses. Colour and interesting sights, music, enticing aromas, delicious tastes and a festive, friendly atmosphere.
What makes the Market Day so special is its blend of the ever-popular favourites and exciting and innovative additions. Stall holders vie for a gorgeous trophy awarded to the Best Dressed Stall that fits with out International Christmas market theme. There are always fresh arrivals, a choice new plant or an original gift idea.
Plants are always in plentiful supply as are crafts from all over New Zealand and beyond, along with gourmet food and garden accessories – from outdoor art to furniture.
Once again we are working with the South Canterbury International Festival. We'll be welcoming members of the South Canterbury International Community and will showcase international food, arts music and cultures.
The Soundshell stage will feature a world of live music and performing arts. The feature performance will come from hugely popular local trio, The Drama Queens.
Entry to the Market Day is free and you can also visit the exceptional Festival exhibitions in the Caroline Bay Hall including the South Canterbury Floral Designer of the Year, Baby Buds Photo Competition, and the Children’s Floral Fantasy.