New monthly market for Harcourt
Begins Saturday November 24th
A new monthly produce market is set to be launched in Harcourt on Saturday 24th November.
The Harcourt Twilight Market combines live music with kid’s activities, food trucks, licensed bars and local producers showcasing their wares. It’s a destination event for friends and families to catch up, and for visitors to the region to experience country hospitality and enjoy fresh food and produce from our talented local farmers.
Harcourt is home to some extraordinary food and beverage producers. These include apple, pear and berry growers, vegetable farmers, beekeepers, award winning wineries, cider makers, gardeners, egg producers and ethical meat farmers. It’s also an incredibly creative community populated by musicians, artists and sculptors.
The Castlemaine Farmers Market began life in Harcourt, when it was based in the carpark of what is now the ASQ Skydancers Cafe and Nursery and the Harcourt Applefest, now in its 27th year, was one of the region’s first, small town festivals. Harcourt loves a celebration and the Harcourt Twilight Market will celebrate and showcase local producers from throughout our region.
In the 2013 Harcourt Community Plan, local residents identified supporting the region's producers along with hosting more community events to attract visitors to our town as two key aspirations. The Harcourt Progress Association is very excited to auspice the new Harcourt market to help realise these goals. Secretary of the HPA, Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns is herself a local producer and has experienced first-hand the benefits of country produce markets.
“We attend a monthly market in a tiny goldfields town. Every month we are amazed at the benefits which the market brings, attracting 1000’s of visitors. It’s great for our business but it’s also a really great thing for small country towns. I am very excited to be involved in bringing this opportunity to Harcourt.”
The first Harcourt Twilight Market will take place on Saturday 24th November from 4pm till 8pm in central James Park, High Street, Harcourt. The market will feature live music from Los Impenetrables, who are members of the Sugar Fed Leopards and TEK TEK TEK, playing a fascinating mix of country, calypso and Mexican sounds, designed to get you on your feet.
You can follow the Harcourt Twilight Market on Facebook or contact the HPA Secretary for more information, telephone 0425 323 005 or email [email protected]