Tickets $5, School children and under-fives free entry
Includes entry to exhibitions and Children’s Floral Fantasy in the Community Lounge.
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 Festival of Roses.
Every year, thousands of people descend on CarolineBay for this feast for the senses. There’s colour and exotic 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. Yes, there are 150 stalls and competition is as stiff as ever for these but there are always fresh arrivals, a choice new plant or an original gift idea.Stall holders vie for a gorgeous trophy awarded to the Best Dressed Stall.
Plants, especially roses, 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.
Helping you relax into the day will be all day music showcasing local and visiting talent from contemporary to old favourites and street performers will be mingling with the crowds.