FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How much does it cost to have a stall at the Festival?
A. For a standard 3m by 3m stall it is just $75
Q. Can anyone put in a stall?
A. Yes, however, the committee has the right to veto applications. The focus is on the uniqueness of Kapiti.
Q. Is power provided?
A. Yes. We will provide power to those stallholders/food vendors who request it for a small charge of $40. We discourage the use of private generators as they create noise pollution. Please bring a 20m extension cable.
Q. As a stallholder, what do I get for my fee?
A. You get a site at the Festival; you get promoted through the Kapiti Coast Festival Facebook page; and you will have your products in front of an expected audience of 8,000 people from the Kapiti, Wellington, Hutt and Horowhenua regions.
Q. What time do I have to be onsite?
A. Stallholder pack in is between 6.30am and 8am with vehicles offsite by 8.30am.
Q. I would like to be a stallholder, how do I register?
A. Click on the tab/button that says ‘Register Now’, enter your details into the registration form and pay via credit card.
Q. What if I don’t have a credit card?
A. You can pay directly to the Mary Potter Hospice account - http://marypotter.org.nz/support-us/donations/ 01-0537-0020909-005
Q. I have registered and paid, however, something has come up and I cannot attend. Can I get a refund?
A. Refunds can be made and will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee before Friday 1st November, however, please note that 25% of the claimed amount will be retained as an Administration fee. If the Organising Committee is advised after Friday 1st November 2019 a refund is not possible. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather or any other circumstances beyond our control.
Q. What is the date and where is it held?
A. The Festival takes place on Saturday 23 November between 9.30am and 3.30pm. It is held at Kapiti Primary School on Rimu Road (behind Coastlands).
Q. Is this Festival free to attend?
A. There is a gold coin donation on entry. This donation goes to charity - Mary Potter Hospice.
Q. What is the Festival all about?
A. The Festival is about the local community coming together to showcase the uniqueness of the Kapiti Coast Region. It focuses on a fun family day out with something to see and do for all.
Q. Who runs the Festival?
A. The Festival is organised by a small group of volunteers tasked with raising money for Mary Potter Hospice.
Q. What sort of things can I expect to see at the Festival?
A. All sorts. There will be about 100 stall sites selling and promoting different goods and services from art and crafts to plants, lawn movers, outdoor furniture to environmentally sustainable items. In additional to the stall sites, there will be competitions to enter, bouncy castles and carnival rides to get excited about. We are also lining up a couple of food demonstrations which we are expecting will attract a large crowd. Then there is of course the famous Hospice Strawberry Sundae which is a must!
Q. How can I help?
A. You can become a sponsor or volunteer and assist in the weeks leading up to and on the day. You could donate a raffle prize or offer your professional services.
Q. Where does the money go that is raised by the Festival?
A. Mary Potter Hospice underwrites the event. All money raised after paying expenses goes towards keeping the Mary Potter Hospice service in Kapiti free of charge.
Q. I would like to come to the Festival, but where can I park?
A. The Festival is lucky to have the support from the Kapiti Coast District Council and Coastlands Shopping Town and they have agreed in the past for our visitors to park in the nearby car parks, however, please note normal parking conditions apply. Please also respect local residents’ access to their properties.
Q. Is there cash-out facilities?
A. Yes – at the Strawberry Tent.