Christmas market on the cards at Cornerstone!

Ad for Alpaca Market 2021Gordonton’s favourite alpaca breeders are planning their next Christmas market – and they’re looking for stall holders.

Cornerstone Alpaca Stud events coordinator Daleen Bredenkamp says the Covid-19 landscape has made things more challenging but they’re keen to host a second market.

“As we reach the end of a year fraught with uncertainty for everyone, it’s even more important to celebrate together as a community and support local. The aim for this year’s market is to spark joy and bring people back in contact with small local businesses and artisans, who have suffered greatly as a result of the turbulence caused by lockdown.

“We would love to see stalls selling items that would make great christmas gifts like artwork, crafts, clothing, home-made toys, treats and pet accessories, or plants and preserves and everything in between.”

She said many events hadhad to be postponed because of Covid, such as their Mental Health Day and the Pink Breakfast (now set for May 21 2022.)

“This has definitely taught us to think outside the box! We’re hoping to have the Christmas Market back, and better than ever!”

Join Team Alpaca for a sunset market on the farm, with their friendly alpacas.
“We will have all manner of stalls selling art, plants, local produce, preserves, clothing, crafts, gifts and curios. There’ll be plenty food and drinks options available at our Cornerstone Kitchen as well and, of course, our alpacas will be out enjoying the day too, with feed available through our farm store.”
Cornerstone alpacas

What: The Cornerstone Christmas Market

Where: 49 Peach Rd, Gordonton

When: Saturday 4 December, from 4pm – 8pm


Here are some snaps from previous community events held at Cornerstone:
Photo of alpaca fun day
David Blom shares the joy of alpacas with visitors to the Alpaca Day.
Photo of Alpaca fun day
alpaca fun day photo
Photoof alpaca fun day
Photo of Alpaca day
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