LOCAL stallholders and entertainers are encouraged to register their interest with the popular NightQuip markets set to return to Gunnedah.
Held on the first night of AgQuip, the inaugural NightQuip night markets were a resounding success in 2019, with Gunnedah Shire Council estimating the event saw $250,000 flow into the local economy.
Council voted to make the late-night shopping event an annual occurrence, however due to the cancellation of AgQuip in 2020 it could not go ahead this year.
NightQuip will be back bigger and better on Tuesday, August 17, with Conadilly Street set to come to life with market stalls, music and food.
Conadilly Street from Elgin Street to Chandos Street will be blocked off from 5pm to 9pm for the event after council voted at last week's meeting to redirect $10,500 to NightQuip to fund the closure.
Director Planning and Environmental Services Andrew Johns said the first event also had a positive flow-on effect of after sales.
"A number of retailers have stated that the connections made with locals during NightQuip have resulted in ongoing interactions and follow up sales opportunities," he said.
The 2021 event is set to boost the local economy during AqQuip by drawing people to the main street and local businesses are encouraged to extend their trading hours to take advantage of the benefits.
NightQuip 2021 will be held on Tuesday, August 17 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm along Conadilly Street.
To get involved, contact Gunnedah Shire Council via email at email@example.com or (02) 6740 2100.
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