Bargains in the boot, perhaps

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Last updated 13:04 30/01/2013
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Rural Art Deco Gallery volunteer Lynley McDonald and Ranfurly Art Deco Festival committee vice-president chairwoman Amie Pont relax in the gallery.

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The antiques are being dusted and the silverware polished as Ranfurly prepares for its biggest weekend of the year - the 2013 Ranfurly Art Deco Festival.

Festival committee vice-chairwoman Amie Pont said those on the hunt for collectable items this year would be able to shop at a "pop-up" antique store which would be open the week of the festival.

The festival will start on Friday, February 22, with the Art Deco Cabaret and Deco Dance, an evening of dancing, food, wine and entertainment.

A street party will be held on Saturday, February 23, and will include live entertainment, street performances, a fashion parade, classic car displays, games of the era, market stalls and much more.

A special art deco-themed church service will be held on Sunday morning at the Ranfurly Railway Station Green.

The festival, in its 13th year, is an opportunity for people to reminisce about the era.

"When people come to Ranfurly they reminisce about their parents and grandparents, and the memories they have of the era," Mrs Pont said.

Event co-ordinator Martin McPherson said a car boot sale had been added to this year's festival programme. People will have the opportunity, free of charge, to sell and display retro items, antiques and collectibles from their car boots.

FAST FACTS What: 2013 Ranfurly Art Deco Festival When: February 22 to 24 Where: Ranfurly

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