Night market a hit with the locals
NERVOUS organisers had grave concerns last Friday afternoon for the first Childers Twilight Markets.
Event organisers spent months planning and applying for permission to stage a monthly gourmet market, showcasing the region’s best produce.
Event organiser Kylie Henning said it had been frantic since granted permission to hold the markets.
“We were only given permission two weeks ago and we had concerns we wouldn’t get any stall holders at short notice,” Mrs Henning said.
Excited locals wondered Millennium Park enjoying the produce of the region. Pizza, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables were on offer.
As the evening rolled on and the temperature cooled, the organisers were happy with the numbers who visited the markets.
“It was great to see so many people out and about,” Mrs Henning said.
The family-friendly event had something for everyone from food to entertainment; the event organisers were pleased even with the turning of the weather.
Organisers kept a close eye on the weather as warnings were issued for the area.
The market was cut just short of its original finishing time due to weather.
“It was still a great turnout and we had positive feedback from the stall holders and locals,” Mrs Henning said.
The organisers were thrilled with the growing interest from local growers getting in early to book a site for December.
“We have permission for three markets and we are having a growing list of stall holders,” she said.
The organisers are looking for more local producers.
TWILIGHT SUCCESS: Event organisers Pete and Rosa Eschbach, Kylie and Tim Hennig and Merissa Craft.