Martinborough Country Fair, 2010

The first Saturday in February has come around again, and with it the annual Martinborough Country Fair. There’s always a follow-up on the first Saturday of March too. This year’s fair was again huge and well attended. It’s essentially a girls’ day out, though men tag along.  One man from Wellington was quoted in the paper saying it was an annual visit and the fair was a small price to pay for being allowed to spend the rest of the weekend fishing.

Here are a few images of fair action, taken on my backup Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS85. It’s a nice little camera that only cost $240. Next time I replace my #1 camera, I’ll consider switching from Canon to Panasonic. Perhaps with an 8x zoom.

Click the photos to enlarge them.


A Martinborough Fair institution: Scotty the local butcher, helped out by the local rugby club, produces gargantuan unhealthy and therefore delicious sandwiches of steak, fried eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding and onions, on white bread.

A small group of musicians – I suppose you could call them a jazz band – which moved around the town square playing excellent music:

Photos from last year’s fair are here.

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1 Response to Martinborough Country Fair, 2010

  1. Moon Over Martinborough says:

    Looks great. I missed the fair this time, but will be there in March. Love the video of that little band. Nice music very appropriate for a country fair.

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