The Waikato Mid-Winter Retro Fair is Hamilton’s biggest retro fair where lovers of all things from 1950 to 1970 gather to appreciate, buy and sell classic pieces. The annual event now in its sixth year is open to people of all ages and will be held from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 30 July 2016 at Chartwell Cooperating Church (St Albans), 30 Comries Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton.
All things retro are considered things from the past that no longer seem modern, even if they are brand new yet have characteristics from the past. People love to add retro pieces to their homes as a talking point, to remind them of their childhood or just because they love it!
Waikato Mid-Winter Retro Fair Stall Holders
The Waikato Mid-Winter Retro Fair is an eclectic mix of fabulous stalls selling all sorts of retro items like vintage jewellery, clothing, furniture, homewares, kitchenalia, art, collectables, décor and pottery plus loads more. Just make sure you bring cash on the day, as many of the stall holders do not have eftpos.
Kulture Shock, a retro lifestyle shop in Rotorua that sells and buys, all things old and cool will have a stall at the fair. Their goods definitely fall into the retro, rockabilly, pin up and nostalgia category with men’s and ladies vintage clothing, furniture, tin toys and collectables. There is even a vintage hair salon at the shop!
Retro Addiction, coming all the way from Mt Albert, are all about furniture and collectables. With such an array of paintings, sculptures, art prints, coffee tables, sideboards and stools you’re sure to find a retro piece that suits your home. They’ve also got a great collection of nick knacks like books and records and classic kitchen pieces including cutlery and glassware. Plus there’s rare collectables like sewing machines, clocks, mirrors, suitcases and clothes.
Local shop Viva Vintage who specialise in recycled clothing and accessories will also be at the fair with velvet dresses, lavender bags crafted from rescued doilies, Italian mosaic brooches and a big collection of clip-on earrings plus hats, shoes and handbags.
Accommodation in Hamilton
Located in the heart of Hamilton, just 10 minutes from the Waikato Mid-Winter Retro Fair is the Quality Hotel Ambassador, a perfect place to stay while you’re exploring all that Hamilton has to offer. The Hamilton accommodation offers modern rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, bar, coffee shop and free wireless high speed internet access.
If you’d prefer to stay in eco-friendly accommodation, the Clarion Suites Ambassador is located close by. The first-class accommodation in Hamilton has been designed and built to ensure minimal impact on the environment. Each of the self-contained studio suites are linked to a state of the art self-sufficient water system that collects rainwater and purifies it for use. The Hamilton accommodation also offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, BBQ area, lounge and bar and free wireless high speed internet access.