Knit August Nights – General information
These will be limited to 250 people MAX. We had 262 in 2017, but 250 is the number which I am going to adhere to for my budgeting and the planning of the traders. Registering early will be the key – I will provide tips for effective registrations closer to the time, but make sure you set a reminder for May 1st 10am. Every year I get complaints, grumps etc about this time not being convenient. The reason that I keep it at a fixed date and time is because the day’s rotate with the calendar. There will NEVER be a time that will be suitable to everyone, we’re all grown ups, if you are unable to register yourself at this time, then delegate. I am very firm on this.
I have already started working on this – I hope to have them published in early 2018. There will be no open submissions this year.
Traders will receive invitations to attend KAN from me in early 2018. I will be fixing the weekend trader numbers to 20 only with another 6 Sunday places becoming available. The fewer traders over the weekend meant more social space for participants, less cramped conditions for traders and on overall more relaxed energy.
I have had a few inquiries about forward planning for goody bags. These will be fixed to 250 bags for 2018. My team of KAN Angels do the great giant bag stuff the Wednesday prior to KAN, so please have you items to be before that date.
I will have the EFTPOS again this year and the venue is providing free open WiFi all weekend to participants. However we did find with so many people online this sometimes went down, so topping up your data plans for the weekend may also be a wise idea.
Make sure you bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop because with the WiFi you can download patterns immediately – perfect if you want to purchase from one of our designers trading or see someone sporting a stunning garments & you wish the hunt the pattern out. Wifi will be available in all the classes.
PDF’s will be posted on the website www.knitaugustnights.co.nz/news and I do have printed copies of Class requirements, Class location guide, Class lists (in case you forget where you are supposed to be) Pictorial maps to get to your classes, directions to Skeinz if you are getting there under your own steam.
‘Cash is King’ KAN! Many traders will have their online stores and credit card facilities with them, but by no means all of them. There will be an EFTPOS cash out facility on site (whilst my cash reserves last) for a small transaction fee. There is a cash machine on Bridge Street outside Beattie & Forbes Booksellers. As past attendees will tell you, whatever you think will be enough cash for the market…. DOUBLE IT!
East Pier is our trading & social hub during KAN. Dave’s team of Vanessa & support staff are really accommodating & will work hard to make sure you are comfortable, fed & watered. Trading will able to take place across the entire event this year in the newly refurbished function room. So there will be plenty of chances to buy or just hang out across the weekend. The special KAN menu will be running again – this was wildly popular last year. I also will have a special menu running at Milk and Honey – the restaurant for our other venue, The Crown hotel.
This is being moved to Friday night so everyone can enjoy this whilst they are still fresh. I have yet to confirm any details for this, but I have taken feedback from the survey to help this become even better. Tickets for this event will be LIMITED.
The Ahuriri village is not only the KAN venue, but also my home. I live just a few hundred metres away & many of the venues at KAN are friends. They are genuinely very excited to have you in our ‘home’ & hope you have a wonderful time.
Please support the local businesses and take every opportunity to get your knitting/crochet out to show the locals how we roll.
Until then, make sure you get the important dates in your calendars & I hope to see many of you at Unwind 2018 in Dunedin.
KAN 2018 August 24th – 26th