Wollondilly night markets to launch soon in Bargo

An event similar to the Campbelltown night markets will soon launch in Bargo. Picture: Eat Shop Love Facebook page
An event similar to the Campbelltown night markets will soon launch in Bargo. Picture: Eat Shop Love Facebook page

It's time to grab your family and friends, taste some culinary delights and relax on a picnic rug.

The popular night markets trend has finally reached Wollondilly.

The inaugural Wollondilly night markets, called Bargo Bites, will launch on May 10.

The markets will feature food trucks, pop-up bars, live music and kids activities.

Bargo Bites has been organised by the Campbelltown-based organisation Eat Shop Love, with support from Wollondilly Council.

Eat Shop Love founder Deb Brown also runs the the Campbelltown night markets and said it would be a similar event.

"The night and food markets have become trendy," she said.

"We've had great success with the Campbelltown night markets, they have been absolutely well received.

"It's become a family event with live music and entertainment... people can have a night out."

Ms Brown said she had received great feedback already about Bargo Bites.

"So many people have said that it's a cool idea," she said.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth has been a long-time supporter of improving the shire's nightlife.

Cr Deeth told the Advertiser in 2017 that was "basically no nightlife in Picton" and people had to "go out of the shire to Camden, Campbelltown or Bowral to have a nice night out".

The mayor said the Bargo Bites provided an "exciting and fantastic opportunity for Wollondilly's economy.

"We don't have anything in this space in the shire," he said.

"We are looking to assist and grow our night time economy. I would like to see similar events held in other towns too.

"It will keep money in the shire."

The Bargo Bites will launch on Friday, May 10 and will be held on the second Friday of each month.

The markets will be held on land behind the Bargo Sports Club, at 3580 Remembrance Drive, Bargo..

Ms Brown thanked council and the Bargo Sports Club for their ongoing support.