Twilight shopping and dining on offer at The Argyle Affair

Imagine taking a stroll through boutique markets at twilight, eating delicious food and enjoying live entertainment.

That’s what is on offer at this year’s Argyle Affair on Saturday, December 2.

Event organiser Peta Borg said this year’s event would be different to previous years.

“We won’t be having a VIP night this year, we are going to have a twilight market instead so we will be running from 10am right through to 8pm,” she said.

“It’s something we had thought about for a long time and it hasn’t really been done in Camden.

“We will have stalls, food vendors, a pop-up bar, performers and a DJ to get us through the night.”

Local musicians will have the chance to perform in a unique format – and make a little money as well.

“We are going to have busking-style performances, so there will be various performers throughout the day and people can donate money to them if they want,” Ms Borg said.

“There are a few young performers who have never performed locally before as well so it will have a good vibe.”

This year’s food offerings include Italian, Mexican, Asian, burgers, desserts and specialty drinks.

Ms Borg said foodies would be spoiled for choice.

“A lot of people seem to come for the food,” she said.

“It’s like a multicultural feast.”

Other vendors will feature candles, photographers, artists and more.

“It’s a good chance to do some Christmas shopping and support local businesses,” Ms Borg said.

“You can meet the maker and see what is on offer in Camden.”

The Argyle Affair will also help to raise funds for Turning Point.

Ms Borg said visitors could make a gold coin donation to the charity or support their food drive.

“People were so generous last year, the guys at Turning Point were overwhelmed,” she said.

“A lot of people brought personal care items and toiletries because they can be quite expensive.

“But they are also after vouchers and food to keep their shelves stocked over Christmas for people who are doing it tough.”

The event will be held at the AH&I Hall in Camden. 

“It’s a chance to support local suppliers, small businesses and a charity,” Ms Borg said.

“It’s family friendly, you can bring the dog for a stroll, do some Christmas shopping and enjoy yummy food.”


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