Thorndon Fair

Sunday 4th December 2016, 10am-3pm

Tinakori Rd and Hill St, Thorndon

Fair Day

The Thorndon Fair is a huge street fair that highlights the charms of historic Thorndon. Over 20,000 people and 250 stallholders gather on the first Sunday of December every year.

Great Stalls

Find a great xmas gift for family, friends, or maybe for you! Our quality stallholders come from throughout the country, so you'll find something different.

Kids' Performances

We have been lent the Premier House carpark for kids' performances, from Thorndon School and other local schools. Only in New Zealand!

Yummy Food

We have a variety of yummy food and drink for the whole family, as you'd expect from a Wellington event.

Thorndon School

Thorndon Fair is run by Thorndon School, and is the School's main annual fundraiser. Entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds to the School. The School also runs a second-hand book stall, quick-fire raffle and senior students' stall.

Gate Donations

We ask for a gold coin donation at the gates to support the School. We'd really appreciate your support.

Book Donations

The School appreciates donations from the local community to its book stall. Books can be dropped to the School office at 20 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington from mid-Nov 2016 .


Over 150 people from the school community volunteer on the day, and a Fair Committee works year round as well. New volunteers are always welcome.


The Thorndon Fair has run since 1977. It was set up by the Thorndon Society ( and then gifted to Thorndon School in 1983. The School has been involved since 1977.


The Fair operates in Tinakori Rd (Bowen St to Harriet St) and Hill St (Tinakori Rd to Selwyn Tce). We are also kindly given space in the carparks of Premier House and Thorndon Dental. The main Fair entrances are at either end of Tinakori Rd, or just up from Parliament on Hill St. The link below is to a custom Google map of the Fair.


No. 3 - get off on Glenmore St, near the corner of Bowen St - the Fair will be 80m down Glenmore St. No.14 - get off by St Paul's Cathedral on Molesworth St, walk down Molesworth St, and then up Hill St - it's a 400m walk. Any Railway Station bus - walk up Molesworth St, then up Hill St - it's a 500m walk.


Any train coming into Wellington Railway Station will be within a 5-10 minute walk of the Fair. Just walk up Molesworth St next to Parliament, and turn up Hill St.


Parking is available in nearby streets, but will be tight on the day. Find the first park you can and stroll down to the Fair.


We wish to thank the following people and organisations for their support: ZM; Handy Rentals; Wilson Parking; Newclare; The Shepherds Arms; Premier House; Wellington City Council; Thorndon Dental Surgery; Team Talk; ASB; New World Thorndon; residents and businesses in Hill Street, Tinakori Rd and nearby streets; family and friends of Thorndon School; and all our fairgoers.