On The Market
Growing from humble beginnings in 1989 as a car boot sale in the Riccarton Mall car park, the massive Riccarton Rotary Market has been conducted on the grounds of Riccarton Racecourse every Sunday, wet or fine, since 1995. Growing in size and popularity year by year and steadily upgrading its facilities along the way in careful consideration of the needs of stallholders and shoppers, the market has been a smash-hit success to the point where it is now the largest outdoor market in New Zealand, having contributed to the Riccarton Rotary Club putting over $2 million back into the local community, and showcases the wares of over 300 vendors for as many as 10,000 browsers each weekend – everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to secondhand goods, furniture, art, plants and trees, and ready-to-eat food and beverages. Live entertainment from local talent is also a major feature each week. Wander amongst the many stalls of outstanding local produce, artisan foods, crafts, jewellery, clothing, and much more.