Craft show's 65 stalls pulling the crowds

17:00, Sep 20 2013
Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show
ALL SORTS: Sophia Jones, 11, admires a Halloween-themed doll from Red Hen Designs, one of the stalls at the Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show.

Jewellery, craft supplies, food and clothing were some of the items keeping shoppers interested at the Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show in Invercargill yesterday.

Sixty-five stalls from throughout the country set up shop in the velodrome yesterday, ready for three days of crowds.

Organiser Kim Dunkley said Invercargill was one of his favourite centres to visit because Southlanders were always welcoming at the end of a long tour.

For shopper Cathy McKenzie, who was at the show yesterday with her two sons, the event was an opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done.

"We come every year, but I often come twice, once with the kids and once without, so that they don't know what they're getting," she said.

Her son Alex, 7, had bought a ceramic "bird-chirper", a whistle that sounds like a canary when you blow through it, and thought the show was "really cool".

The craft show runs today and tomorrow from 10am to 5pm.

Entry is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for school-aged children and free for children under 5.

hannah.mcleod@stl.co.nz

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