Stall-Holder Application

The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival now in its 49th year; is held annually in the last weekend in July and attracts around 10,000 visitors to the region. The festival market is a firm favourite with our visitors and stallholders alike and we invite you to be part of this fantastic weekend event and join the fun of the market.

Market Stallholder applications are open to book for Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 2018; where both days will entertain and amuse friends and families both young and young at heart.

 

Festival Markets Weekend Open Hours

Cost

  • Saturday 12 noon – 9.00pm [Fireworks @ 7pm]

  • Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm [Street Parade @ 10am]

  • Weekend rate [both days] $100

  • Single Day $75

Stall space is available inside the Festival Hall [basketball stadium] and outside around the oval

Festival Hall Stall [inside Basketball Stadium] NB: BE QUICK THESE GO VERY FAST

Inside the Festival Hall stalls will be required to book and be present for both days - $100 (excluding Community Stalls) The HUGE plus is we invite you to drop off goods on Friday afternoon from 3pm – 7pm then set up on Saturday morning – walk away at 6.30 Saturday evening – & walk in ready to go again on Sunday - with overnight security both nights

  • Layout as 2017 - Two trestle tables will be provided per indoor stall these will be in either an “L” shape in blocks of four in the centre of the hall or around the walls

  • NB: not strictly 3 metres square as per outside stalls

  • Power available upon request

  • No overhead ‘Gazebo’ style stalls to be erected inside ie: clear line of sight at all stalls

  • The hall will be closed at 6.30pm Saturday as fireworks commence at 7pm

Set Up Times

 

****NOTE: Inside stalls can have the option of dropping of products only between 3 – 7pm Friday

  • Saturday gates open 9.00am

  • Vehicles removed by 11.00am

  • Sunday gates open 8.00am

  • Vehicles removed by 9.30am

  • Entry is via the Gordon Miller Memorial Gate on Railway Terrace, Willunga

  • A stallholder & site location list will be at the entry gate to verify your attendance to gain access

  • Parking is available in the carpark at the end of Railway Terrace

  • We ask that you unload quickly and remove your vehicles to the parking area

Pack Up Times

 

Two Day Stallholders

 

Outside traders may bring their vehicles into the grounds between 5.00-5.30pm Sunday

Inside traders may bring their vehicles into the grounds or choose to use the front egress point of the Festival Hall between 5.00-5.30 pm

Single Day Stallholders on Saturday Outside traders may bring their vehicles into the grounds between 7.30-8.30pm

  1. Sites are non-transferable & refunds are at the discretion of the event coordinator

  2. Goods sold/displayed must be what are stated on your application form

  3. Stallholders are required to have current liability insurance. A Certificate of Currency is required as proof

  4. Stallholders are responsible for ensuring their products conform to Australian Standards

  5. The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival organisers reserve the right to refuse of deny the right to trade if the goods are not of a suitable standard, for example offensive, dangerous or illegal products

  6. In keeping with a good environmental policy, we ask all food and drinks be served in biodegradable or recyclable containers and biodegradable or recyclable materials be used for packaging and sale of goods

  7. Stallholders are responsible for the disposal of their own rubbish and sites must be left clean

  8. Applications close end of May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Grid

Festival Events

Family Fair Day

Family Fair Day

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July

Free family activities, plus climbing wall, face painting, market stalls, live music, food trucks and carnival rides.

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Fireworks

Fireworks

Saturday 28th July 7 pm

Be there early and enjoy all the festivities.

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Street Parade

Street Parade

Sunday 29th July

Starting at 10am at the top of High Street Willunga. Come along and enjoy the festivities or better still be part of the parade.

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Market Stalls

Market Stalls

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

One of the much-loved aspects of the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival each year is our market stalls.

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Almond Cookery Competition

Almond Cookery Competition

Love almonds? Like to share? Then this year's cookery competition is for you

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Festival Lunches

Festival Lunches

Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st July and Wednesday 1st August

Book a table, enjoy Almond Soup with local entertainment presented by Willunga Primary School and Tatachilla Lutheran College Band.

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Awards Night

Awards Night

This year the Willunga Recreation Park Committee would like to invite you all to our celebration of Club Person & Sports Person of the Year.

Friday August 3rd

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Experience the Festival

History

Blossom Time

Almond trees are the first to flower in consideration with the other trees of the soft fruit varieties but the last to mature and be harvested. Blossoms started to appear in the coldest months late July & August.

Harvest Time:

During the warmer months of February and March is harvest time or commonly known as’ knocking time’. Until recent years the method used was to knock the base of the boughs with a rubber waddy and the almonds would fall through onto a hessian sheet spread on the ground. The odd remaining almond on the tree was knocked off by using a long wooded pole. After completion the hessian was pulled into a long trailer called an almond boat or shovelled into bags. Now modernised ‘knocking’ is done with a hydralic tree shaker which clamps to the tree base and vibrates. Almobile sweeper the froems rows of almonds on the ground for collection.

Almond Cracking

Mr. G Max Herriot of Willunga invented and patented an almond cracking machine in 1942. His cracking machine was made locally and sold to almond orchardists world wide. The cracker consists of revolving discs with stuyds which the almonds pass through in turn cracking the shell.

History of Willunga Almond Blossom Festival

The festival has been the park’s major fundraising event since 1969, when a local committee decided to raise money to build the Festival Hall. Today, proceeds from the festival continue to fund the maintenance and the continual upgrading of our park facilities. This week long event continues to be influnced, managed and powered by the generous donatons of time, knowledge and dedication of volunteers within the Willunga community.

Willunga Recreation Park is owned and managed by the Willunga community.

History of Willunga Recreation Park

The park is “home” for many sporting clubs, markets, service and social organisations. These include the Willunga Football, Netball, Tennis, Cricket, Basketball and Table Tennis sporting clubs, the Willunga Quarry, Green Light and Artisan markets, Willunga Girl Guides, Meals on Wheels, Willunga RSL and CWA, Cinemallunga and 2nd Friday Film Club. Part of the land is leased to Willunga CFS and the park is designated as an emergency centre when the need arises, as was recently the case with the fires in the Willunga Hills. It also provides sporting and Festival Hall facilities for the Willunga Primary School.

The idea for such a park in Willunga was conceived in 1855 when the first Willunga Show was held on the land later earmarked for the Recreation Park. In 1875 a meeting of residents determined that a public park be provided for the use of local residents and, in January 1876, eight (8) acres of land was purchased for the sum of 96 pounds ($192). This land eventually became known as Willunga Recreation Park.

In 1876 the oval was established and the Show Hall was built for 360 pounds ($720), followed by the oval pavilion in 1903. The Almond Blossom Festival began in 1969, with the aim of raising funds to build the Festival Hall, which was opened in 1979.

Willunga Recreation Park has maintained its status as a multi-purpose park for the use of the residents of Willunga. Its management is the responsibility of the Willunga Recreation Park Incorporated (WRPI) volunteer committee on behalf of the community.

Getting to Willunga

 

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Family Fair Day

Family Fair Day

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July

Free family activities, plus climbing wall, face painting, market stalls, live music, food trucks and carnival rides.

Read more


Fireworks

Fireworks

Saturday 28th July 7 pm

Be there early and enjoy all the festivities.

Read more


Street Parade

Street Parade

Sunday 29th July

Starting at 10am at the top of High Street Willunga. Come along and enjoy the festivities or better still be part of the parade.

Read more


Market Stalls

Market Stalls

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

One of the much-loved aspects of the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival each year is our market stalls.

Read more


Almond Cookery Competition

Almond Cookery Competition

Love almonds? Like to share? Then this year's cookery competition is for you

Read more


Festival Lunches

Festival Lunches

Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st July and Wednesday 1st August

Book a table, enjoy Almond Soup with local entertainment presented by Willunga Primary School and Tatachilla Lutheran College Band.

Read more


Awards Night

Awards Night

This year the Willunga Recreation Park Committee would like to invite you all to our celebration of Club Person & Sports Person of the Year.

Friday August 3rd

Read more


Experience the Festival


Our Sponsors

City of Onkaparinga
Willungra & Districts RSL
Wood N Logs
Willunga and Aldinga Veterinary Services
Festival Catering
The Sauna King
Alma Hotel
Miller Electrical

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