Annual Twilight Fair and Earth Hour celebrations
Running since 2009, the twilight fair is an annual event at Hilton Harvest with fairs welcoming upwards of 1,000 people through the garden gates. The Twilight Fair celebrates small and local, welcoming other community groups who may like to have a stall and generate funds for their local communities. The Fair is low waste, plastic free and generates all sorts of tasty scraps for the worms and chooks and compost heap.
Each year the community enjoys a low cost night of wood fired pizza, home cooked dhal, freshly baked cakes and live music. Over the years kids and adults alike have enjoyed scarecrow competitions, wood construction workshops, the great sweet potato dig, garden talks, cargo bike rides, building castles from recycled cardboard boxes, pirates, fairies and the opportunity to ask a gardener any of those tricky garden questions that vex us! If that is not enough to keep the big and little people busy and happy, after one visit to the fair you will quickly realise that these tasty delights and fun activities are just a small part of what the Twilight Fair is about. What it really brings to those who make the trip down to the garden, is a wonderful sense of community and connection in a place that teaches us about how we can start to live in a way that is more sustainable and more in harmony with nature.
If you would like more an idea of what Hilton Harvest's Twilight Fair looks like, take a quick look at this wonderful video of the 2013 Fair, put together by the wonderful Brendan Hutchens, Director of Fremantle based production company VAM MEDIA.
Thank you Brendan!