Between restrictions and bad weather our beloved Twilight Food Fair hasn’t been able to go ahead this season as yet – but is now on every Friday (fingers crossed0 for a sun-filled evening picnic with delicious food and entertainment!
Since its beginnings as the noodle markets in 1990, Friday evenings from October to March have been a fun family affair at North Sydney’s Ted Mack Civic Park. Regulars have enjoyed thousands of delicious meals under the shade of the jacaranda trees and have been treated to live music and other entertainment, making this event a popular and relaxed way to kick off the weekend.
Towards the end of last year, organisers were forced to postpone the start of the Twilight Food Fair season due to COVID restrictions, with the grand opening scheduled for last Friday Feb 4. It coincided with Chinese New Year Celebrations and fabulous entertainment and lion dancers were booked to kick off the fair with a bang. However, the only bang heard last week was thunder and the crazy summer weather produced yet another downpour that saw the opening of the Twilight Food Fair postponed yet again.
This week, we’re asking the community to cross their fingers and pack their picnic blankets and get set to support this great local event.
Hopefully, from here on in it’s sunny skies every Friday, in which case there’ll be a range of international food stalls to choose from including: Authentic Turkish Gozleme (v), Bamboo Story (gf) (v), Gelato Man (gf) (df) (v), New Mandras Cuisine (gf) (v) (vg), Ola Lola (v), Pizzeria on the Road Cuisine (gf) (df) (v) and Volkswurst. There’ll also be live music and family-friendly activities.
For health reasons, the organisers encourage people to bring a mask for when they order food, check-in using the QR codes and make purchases with contactless payments. Hand sanitising stations will be available. Twilight complies with NSW Public Health Orders and COVID Safety Plan requirements at the time of the event.