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This weekend, it’s all about food and fashion, when fashion market Hustle&Scout and street-style food event, The Forage, enjoy their last hurrah in Hangar #47 as they prepare to search for a new home. And to celebrate, they’re giving you an advance opportunity to ‘forage’ some goodies – as well as offering up a MINI Break, thanks to Rolfe Classic MINI Garage.

Saturday’s Autumn event will boast the largest ensemble to date: more than 60 fashion designers will bring their stylish wares to Fairbairn, over a third of which are new to the market.

Foodies are spoilt for choice – The Forage will present 32 of the finest local and regional restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, coffee companies, wineries and breweries. New vendor, The Boat House by The Lake, will be one to watch out for, offering visitors a special three-course menu with a street-food twist (Bacon Popcorn, 48 our Lamb Shoulder Baguettes and Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream, anyone?)

There will be a live music lounge, roving dance performances by Subsdance, and a series of six different workshops presented by The Maker’s Collective. Roaming FASHFEST models will also take the spotlight, wearing pieces by local designers set to showcase their new collections at the four-day runway event from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 May.

Event organisers, Tegan McAuley and Belinda Neame, are encouraging Canberrans make the most of the last chance to experience this dynamic twilight event at the hangar, which was built in 1940 as part of the Royal Australian Air Force base.

“We knew our arrangement with The Canberra Airport would be short-term, but we were happy to forgo the option of securing a permanent home in order to activate this incredible space for as long as we could.”

Belinda Neame and Tegan McAuley, creators of The Forage and Hustle&Scout.

Belinda Neame and Tegan McAuley, creators of The Forage and Hustle&Scout. Photo: Lori Cicchini.

The friends have been meeting with ACT Government officials to assist them in finding a new home for their event.

“We want our next home to match our brand, so we will be looking very carefully for an unconventional event space with the right feel”, says Belinda.

“We are excited to see what possibilities lie ahead for us, this is our chance to keep things fresh and exciting for Canberra.”


One lucky HerCanberra reader will win very special MINI break, comprising: the use of a MINI 5-door Hatch for the weekend, accommodation at Hotel Hotel and a $100 voucher towards dinner at The Boat House by The Lake.

Here’s how to enter.

  1. Visit the MINI website to design and name your own 5-door MINI hatch using the MINI Configurator.
  2. Save your image and upload it to the HerCanberra Facebook page.
  3. Tag Rolfe Classic MINI Garage and The Forage.
  4. Use the hashtag #forageforthemini
  5. Cross your fingers!

Terms and conditions 

Pick up from Hotel Hotel and drop off to Rolfe Classic MINI Garage in Phillip at date to be negotiated. Winners must be on a full licence, provide a copy of their licence and sign an indemnity form prior to taking the car. If winner lives interstate, transfers to and from Canberra are at winner’s own expense. Entries close 5pm Friday 17 April 2015.

the essentials

When: 2pm to 7pm, Saturday 11 April 2015
Where: Hangar #47, 8-10 Point Cook Ave, Fairbairn
How much: Free
Web: www.hustleandscout.com.au and www.theforage.com.au

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