Fawcett Park Twilight Market starts on December 29

The heart of Ballina will come alive every Thursday night from the 29th December during daylight saving with the vibrant sounds and smells of the new Ballina Twilight Market being held at Fawcett Park.

The Ballina Shire Council, in association with Northern Rivers Foodlinks and the NSW Environmental Trust, are proud to be working with the community’s helicopter rescue service, Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, in delivering the new market.

Planning started some months ago to gauge support for the new market which will be starting with over 25 stallholders.

The beautiful setting of Fawcett Park on the banks of the Richmond River will provide market goers with a great opportunity to enjoy their Thursday evening while shopping for some delicious locally grown produce and products.

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter General Manager Kris Beavis said: “We’re delighted that Ballina Shire Council chose to partner with us to help develop the market concept and manage its ongoing delivery.

“Ballina locals can take comfort in knowing that proceeds from managing the market will be staying in the region as they will go directly towards helping us to continue saving lives.”

The rescue helicopter service has appointed Joni Teal, current Market Manager of the Lennox Community Market, to manage the new twilight market.

“This is an exciting new development for the community who we hope will embrace the market to help it thrive and possibly one day become a permanent fixture for the town,” Joni said.

The Ballina Twilight Market will be held for a trial period during the daylight saving months. Ballina Shire Council will then review the concept to determine whether it should be a permanent event.

If you’d like to come and enjoy the relaxed social setting, the market will start at 4pm and conclude at 8pm each Thursday night.

 

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