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NightQuip a huge hit with families

August 18, 2022

Thousands of locals and AgQuip visitors filled Gunnedah’s CBD for the return of NightQuip on Tuesday.

The heart of Gunnedah was alive with music, markets and merriment for the community night markets on the first night of AgQuip, which has returned to Gunnedah after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NightQuip – a Council-run event - was first held in 2019 and was back bigger and better than ever this year, thanks to funding from the Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program.

The event aimed to reconnect the community after years of COVID-19 cancellations and lockdowns and draw neighbours, friends and families to the heart of Gunnedah for a festival of fun.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey was part of the action at NightQuip and said it was fantastic to see the main street thriving in Gunnedah’s busiest week of the year.

“AgQuip is the biggest event on the Gunnedah calendar and NightQuip is a marvellous way of reconnecting our community while also celebrating Australia’s biggest premier agricultural field days,” he said.

“NightQuip was an opportunity for locals to come together and catch up with friends and family and also gave visitors a chance to see what our town has to offer.

“There was an incredible atmosphere at the night markets and it was wonderful to see so many families enjoying an evening out under the fairy lights.

“I’d like to thank the stallholders and local businesses for supporting this important community event and making NightQuip a success.

“I’d also like to thank the remarkable staff at Council who made this vibrant event a reality. 

“Over the coming weeks, we will be surveying stallholders and businesses to gain their valuable feedback on how we can make NightQuip even better in 2023.”

Caption: NightQuip returned to the Gunnedah CBD with a bang on Tuesday after a two-year hiatus.


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100.