Friday night in Palmerston North

If the sentence you’re saying starts, “I studied at Massey University…” then it almost certainly ends with a story about GT: Golden Takeaways.

And that’s just how my Friday night ended – weaving around drunk students and a girl wearing a cow-themed onsie at 10pm to order a pineapple burger with a slice of cheese and half a scoop. Total cost of dinner? $5.

I drove over to Palmerston North on Friday for the ‘May the fourth be with you’ craft fair that was held in the Library from 6-9pm.

Here’s a mood shot of my stall – an island of pencils, notebooks and stuffed toys.

Alt. Shift. Craft – the group of three friends behind the craft fair – created a fair with a fantastic spirit. Shoppers were happy, chatty and delightful, the other stall holders had amazing creations and there was music including a ukulele band (they played Dancing Queen) and a bluegrass band. Great times all round and one of the nicest fairs I’ve been to in a long time.

If you’re a craft maker and hanker for the craft fairs of old – the ones with a relaxed and happy spirit – then I highly recommend applying next time there’s a fair, which I think will be just before Christmas.

And after you’ve spent the night wheeling and dealing then head over to GT for an authentic Palmy experience.


9 Responses to Friday night in Palmerston North

  1. Ahh, nothing like a couple of GT’s fish burgers to settle the stomach. All over the pavement.. Sounds like a grand night out – hope you didn’t wear your best sandals.

  2. toastandcupcakes says:

    A fair like this is just what I would like to start in Whakatane. But, alas, I don’t think Whk is quite the right audience for it.
    (Maybe it’s because we don’t have a Golden Takeaways?)

    • tomandemma says:

      If you can you could come to this fair sometime and sell. Then we could get fish burgers. A ukulele orchestra makes everything great so get one of those at your fair and you’ll be sorted.

      • toastandcupcakes says:

        Sounds like a date. Might be awhile off, but it sounds entirely too awesome to say no. Not sure about the fish burgers.. but you never know…

  3. Gemma says:

    It’s still going? Fish burger was my fav, with 1/2 scoop chips and vinegar.

  4. dulcied says:

    ah the ‘the’ fish burger…. the trail from the Fitz to Golden Takeaways, the many hook ups broken and made along the way

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