Hawker fun in the Hills: Perth Hills Spring Festival

Sapphire Spice cook Kala Lambert is offering free spicy tastings at her night market stall during Kalamunda’s inaugural night markets.
Sapphire Spice cook Kala Lambert is offering free spicy tastings at her night market stall during Kalamunda’s inaugural night markets.

KALAMUNDA will hold its first hawker-style night market later this month with a variety of artisan stalls as part of the town’s inaugural Perth Hills Spring Festival.

More than 18 street food vendors will offer popular dishes from Columbia, Turkey, South America, India and Italy along Haynes Street and Central Mall, together with local produce and goods stalls.

Cafes and retailers will join in the Friday night fun from 5pm onwards on October 23, with stalls in the street or staying open late.

Market manager Nicole Airay said the event would have a great atmosphere and offer delicious foods and drinks to eat outdoors while listening to music performed by local talent.

The Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce-hosted event complements the organisation’s award-winning Sunday Kalamunda Farmers Market.

“This is a family-friendly event which welcomes spring with a flourish of food options and boutique and artisan products,” chamber president Caroline Babbage said.

“What better way to spend a warm spring evening, soaking up the ambience of this beautiful country town?”

Artwork by local artist Helen Norton will also be on display.

The night market is a highlight of the ‘paint the town yellow’ themed-festival, run by the Shire of Kalamunda and supported by local businesses.

Shire CEO Rhonda Hardy said the event promised a relaxing and fun night out.

Kalamunda Farmers Market and night market are official passport stops for a chance to win a weekend package for two in the Hills.

Passport booklets are available from the market information stall or the Perth Hills Visitors Centre inside the Zig Zag Cultural Centre.

Festival events will run every weekend in October.

Visit www.experienceperthhills.com.au