Greerton’s year takes off

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Greerton Village has a vibrant year planned.

From the popular community yarn bombing to steampunk, vintage cars, markets, festivals and spring blossoms, the village is fast becoming one of Tauranga’s most enjoyed event destinations.

Last year was topped off with the Topp Twins putting on an evening Christmas show following a day of busking, choirs and street entertainers.

The Vintage and Retro Fayre on March 16 will include a new steampunk feature, with Steampunk Tauranga joining in and running teapot racing in the Greerton Village School car park.

There’ll also be a Steampunk Parade on the village rotunda.

In Chadwick Road there will be vintage cars on display with trophies to be won in five categories, as well as prizes for the best dressed ladies and gents. Stalls, a high tea, roving entertainers and live music will round out the Vintage and Retro Fayre in the school grounds.

In July, the trees along the village’s streets will be covered in woollen creations. This year the theme is children’s books, and organiser Carol Power is again expecting outstanding contributions.

Later in the year, the stunning Cherry Blossom Festival will bring out the crowds and entertainers once again to enjoy a day amongst the spring blossoms.

The busy village has destination businesses that pull people in from around the Bay of Plenty, and is seeing a steady growth as people discover this vibrant community.

An influx of new businesses in the last six months is also a sure sign that people are keen to invest in Greerton Village.