FinCity Fest idea
The proactive Finley for Future committee has developed a new concept to help celebrate Finley and help grow its economy.
The group, which is a sub-committee of the Finley Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will host the inaugural FinCity Food and Music Fest in conjunction with October Finley Farmers’ Market.
A special twilight market will be hosted on October 17, in conjunction with the new concept.
In addition to traditional market stalls showcasing local produce, crafts and other items, there will be live music and other entertainment. There will also be a greater focus on the food elements of the market, with local eateries and community groups encouraged to host food and drink stalls.
Finley Chamber secretary Sue Hill said they hope the new festival could develop into another key event for the Finley region.
‘‘We want this to be a great night for the community to get together, experience some delicious local food and enjoy the showcase of our local talented musicians,’’ Ms Hill said.
‘‘At this stage, we have approached local businesses to participate to keep the money in Finley and hopefully the event will grow so we can have more outside participation.’’
Berrigan Shire Mayor Matt Hannan, who is involved in organising the farmers’ market, applauded the new festival idea and said it was a chance to try something different.
‘‘The idea stemmed from the successful farmers’ markets we’ve hosted in the past on Saturday mornings,’’ he said.
‘‘The committee discussed ideas of trying to improve the markets and draw a bigger crowd, and from those discussions we came up with the idea of a twilight market.’’
Anyone who wants to be involved should contact Ms Hill on 0408 831 309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.