Citylife Garden Fair Set to Draw Thousands This Weekend

 | Wed 19 Nov 2014 00:46 ICT

CityNews – Thousands of people are expected to enjoy this year’s Citylife Garden Fair, which will be held this Saturday, November 22.

So far, 116 businesses and non-profits have booked nearly 170 stalls for the annual extravaganza, which raises money for local charities each year.

This year, funds raised will go to the Foundation for Developing and Supporting Children, which helps poor kids across the region, and Skills for Life, which offers vocational training and scholarships to disadvantaged youths.

There will be great deals on offer for anyone interested in picking up bargains for Christmas, with clothing, organic products, handmade crafts, secondhand goods and lots more on sale. There will also be plenty of delicious food, with some of Chiang Mai’s best-loved restaurants running stalls on the day.

In addition, there will be more than 380,000 baht worth of prizes – and counting! – to be won or auctioned off, all donated by local businesses. There will be a tombola with tickets available for 20 baht, as well as a silent auction throughout the day and live auctions at 11 am, 1pm and 3pm.

Prizes include 16 return tickets on Bangkok Airways, hotel nights, hot air balloon rides, restaurants vouchers and spas vouchers from hotels such as Dhara Dhevi, Le Meridien, Rachamankha, 137 Pillars House, Central Duang Tawan and more, as well as jewellery and tickets to local tourist attractions such as Jungle Flight and Flight of the Gibbon.

There will also be live music and other attractions throughout the day. Last year more than 3,000 readers attended, and we are expecting even more this year.

“This is the highlight of the year for Citylife and we are so excited about this Saturday,” said Citylife editor-in-chief Pim Kemasingki. “We’ve got some great attractions lined up and some great prizes, and we really hope that as many of our readers as possible will come along and have a great time.”

The first Garden Fair was held in early 2005 to raise funds for victims of the tsunami that hit parts of southern Thailand the previous year. It proved so successful that it become a regular event, first held twice a year and now annually.

The fair used to be held in the grounds of the old Citylife offices, and now takes place at the JJ Hobby Market, just off the Superhighway.

Saturday’s event takes place from 10am to 5pm. Parking may be a problem, but flyers will be distributed at the entrance with more information on where to park vehicles.

We hope to see you there!