It seems that I will get back to Canberra from three weeks of holidays just in time for the final Hustle & Scout Markets for 2015!
Hustle & Scout Twilight Fashion Market and The Forage will host their final event of the year on December 5 at a new location never before used for an event – a multi-level car park!
The car park, which will be the event’s third venue for the year, forms part of the recently opened Little National Hotel in Barton. The hotel is situated on the doorstep of Parliament House, boasting spectacular views over iconic landmarks of Canberra. Market organisers Tegan McAuley and Belinda Neame, were approached by the Doma Group earlier this year with an idea to inject more cultural activity into the precinct and celebrate the opening of the new hotel.
After attracting close to 10,000 visitors to their last event, held at the Old Bus Depot Building in Kingston, Ms McAuley and Ms Neame are ready for a new challenge and hope this new, unconventional market venue will capture the curiosity of locals.
“Holding a food and fashion event in a multi-level car park is a whole new ball game for us, but we’re excited because we like to do things differently – this suits our brands perfectly”, says Ms McAuley.
The Forage, who will be presenting their largest food and drink line-up to date, will be located in the outdoor car park of the hotel. Featuring close to 40 vendors, The Forage will welcome a suite of new vendors such as Bush Taco Girls, Yang’s Malaysian Food Truck and Smoothie & Co. The outdoor live music lounge, which will feature local talent such as Kaleid, The Feraude Trio and GhostNoises, will lead into the multi-level, above-ground car park where Hustle & Scout will showcase over 60 fashion designers across two levels.
Staying true to their mission to provide people with an immersive and unique Canberra experience unlike other markets, visitors can expect an entertainment program that showcases a colourful mix of local creative businesses.
Date 5 December 2015
Where Little National Hotel, Barton
Entry to the event is free.