Future bright for market’s twilight night

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Organisers of the twilight markets Beth Shorthouse and Rita Gossage are hailing the event a success following positive feedback from attendees.
Camera IconOrganisers of the twilight markets Beth Shorthouse and Rita Gossage are hailing the event a success following positive feedback from attendees. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Organisers of the inaugural twilight markets at the Manjimup Farmers Market are hailing the night a success.

The market, which was held on Friday night instead of the usual Saturday, received positive feedback from attendees, according to Manjimup Farmers Market secretary Beth Shorthouse.

Northcliffe musician Guulio Perella entertained the big crowd at last week’s Twilight Markets.
Camera IconNorthcliffe musician Guulio Perella entertained the big crowd at last week’s Twilight Markets. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

“It was great to see so many locals and it was great that the event brought the community together like it did,” she said.

“The atmosphere was great.”

Aaron, Kia, Kameka, 10, and Dane, 6, Flanders, of Pemberton.
Camera IconAaron, Kia, Kameka, 10, and Dane, 6, Flanders, of Pemberton. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Mrs Shorthouse said about 600 people had attended the markets, which was a jump in numbers from the last twilight markets held on February 3, which had about 350 people attend.

“Many locals who hadn’t been before were surprised at just how much the markets have to offer,” she said.

Terea Blee, 12, and Ava Pianta 12, both of Manjimup.
Camera IconTerea Blee, 12, and Ava Pianta 12, both of Manjimup. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

“Due to the success we’ll certainly look at doing more.

“We might look at doing one in December, when the weather warms up – because it might be a bit cool in March.”

Charli Henry, 13, and Alana Namnik, 12, both of Manjimup.
Camera IconCharli Henry, 13, and Alana Namnik, 12, both of Manjimup. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Manjimup Farmers Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 8.30am to 12.30pm in Manjin Park, with extra market days added for long weekends or special events.

The next market is on February 17.

More pictures from the event:

Gary and Denise Dellaqua, of Pemberton.
Camera IconGary and Denise Dellaqua, of Pemberton. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Merindah, Barbara and Rick Scoones, of Manjimup.
Camera IconMerindah, Barbara and Rick Scoones, of Manjimup. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Dave and Chris Young, of Manjimup.
Camera IconDave and Chris Young, of Manjimup. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Sky Bussanich, 7, of Manjimup.
Camera IconSky Bussanich, 7, of Manjimup. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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