Twilight markets missing in action thanks to wet weather
THE wettest July in eight years saw Tweed miss out on three consecutive twilight markets.
The Tweed Twilight Markets, established in May this year, are planned to run on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.
With recent improvements in weather, the next markets will take place Friday August 9.
Tweed Twilight Markets owner Dayna Wright said the event was cancelled on three occasions due to wet grounds.
"I probably picked the worst time to start," Miss Wright said.
"I felt some disappointment in having it rained out."
"When you start something like this over winter and it still draws a crowd you can definitely see the potential."
Miss Wright expects the markets will see larger crowds over the warmer months.
"When it's warmer, we'll see more people coming to the area, so hopefully it will bring tourists into the regions, as well as attracting locals," Miss Wright said.
"It would be good to bring people down from the Gold Coast and up from Byron."
"It will become a local hub."
Mr Wright said the twilight markets would prove to be a worthwhile addition to the Tweed, as high rental prices mean large shopping centres are heavily reliant on big businesses.
"Big businesses can afford to take a loss," Miss Wright said.
"Small operations can't afford to operate in shopping centres.
The next Tweed Twilight Markets will be held on Friday August 9 from 2pm to 8pm.