Shopkeeper and co-ordinator of the new Casino Artisan, Food and Song Night Markets, Bonnie Radnidge plans to decorate the street trees in tulle.
Shopkeeper and co-ordinator of the new Casino Artisan, Food and Song Night Markets, Bonnie Radnidge plans to decorate the street trees in tulle. Doug Eaton

Market to bring Casino night life

ORGANISERS of a new night market in Casino's town centre hope it will bring new life and culture to the central business district after hours.

The Artisan, Food and Song Markets, run under the auspices of the Casino Chamber of Commerce, will be held in the town centre on the first Thursday of the month from September to April.

The first market will be held on Thursday, September 6, and will run from 4.30-8.30pm.

Market co-ordinator Bonnie Radnidge said the market would be a "little bit different" from markets held in other towns.

She is hoping to attract an eclectic range of stalls selling everything from hand-crafted jewellery and wrought-iron garden sculptures to retro clothing and quality pre-loved goods.

"I've also had interest from a stallholder who sells seedlings and another who has organic fruit," Mrs Radnidge said.

Walker St, between the Mafeking Lamp and Simpsons Pde, will be closed off to traffic for the market and Mrs Radnidge plans to add a little colour to the street by decorating the trees with tulle and fairy lights courtesy of Lynn's Electrical.

And she's inviting buskers to provide the music.

"I would love to see the markets become a real community event," Mrs Radnidge said, "where families can come and wander around the stalls, listen to some music and have dinner at one of the town's food outlets."

The chamber is planning a Christmas carnival on the same night as the market in the lead-up to Christmas.

Stall sites will cost $25 with registration forms available from the Casino Chamber of Commerce website casinobusiness.net.au or from Gypsy Love, (formerly Masai Mamma), Walker and Barker sts, Casino.

Stallholders for the September 6 market must return their registration form to Gypsy Love by August 16.



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