Gympie's Festival, GOLD RUSH 2014

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  • Location: Nelson Reserve & Mary Street, Gympie 4570 Queensland

The Family Fun Day will see heaps of activities for not only the kids but parents as well.  The 2014 Car & Bike Show will kick off in the car park at Nelson Reserve at 11am.  Gold Rush Classic Cars, last year this show was a huge success but we want numbers to increase.  Classic cars on show are of interest to everyone.  A big thank you to Roadcraft Gympie for donating the raffle prize to be drawn at the Car & Bike Show.

As always the Gold Rush Festival is a Family Fun Day, and we have plenty of free activities for the kids (and parents!) to do. These include: free jumping castles, free Gold Rush Rock Climbingface painting, free rock climbing wall (provided by Base Zero Mobile Rock Climbing), the local Fire Brigade will have the slip’n'slide ready for the kids to get wet and cool down! These are just a few of the activities being held.

After the kids have all that fun, they will be hungry. As usual we have a variety of different food stalls, everything from Snow Cones to Wood Fire Pizzas to appease that hungry appetite! And there will be plenty of coffee vans around to keep Mum and Dad going for the day!

Market stalls are new addition to the Gold Rush Festival this year and we have made sure to have a variety of different stalls to look at. There could even be a Fortune Teller to be found amongst the stalls!

Heaps of free local entertainment will be playing in the Sound Shell from 11am.

So it’s also time to start getting your float ready for the Street Parade. There will be prizes for best float in three categories. These are Schools, Community and Business. It has been decided to kick off the Street Parade at 4pm this year, so lining up at the Civic Centre car park will be from 3:30pm. All entrants in the parade will make their way back to Nelson Reserve for more local entertainment and performances by some of the parade entrants.


(Subject to Change)

Wednesday 8 October to 22 October 2014
Gold Rush Art Show Opens at Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie.
Contact Joolie Gibbs on 5481 0733.

Sunday 12 October 2014 – to be confirmed
Combined Church Service. Start 6:30pm at the Civic Centre.  
Contact Pastor Dave Thomas on 5482 2985.

Tuesday 14 October 2014
Literary Awards held at Gympie Regional Library Services, 8-13 Mellor Street, Gympie. Entry forms are now available.
Contact Lynne Alsop on 5481 0859.

Wednesday 15 October 2014
The Great Art Debate held at the Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie.  
Contact Joolie Gibbs on 5481 0733. Topic to be confirmed.

Thursday 16 October, Friday 17 October and Saturday 18 October 2014
Gold Rush Gem Fest held at Goldfields Plaza Gympie.
For further information phone 0438 176 459.

Thursday 16 October 2014
Lady Mayoress Gold Rush Concert.
Contact Angela Dunkley on 5481 0668 for bookings or tickets.

Saturday 18 October 2014 – Nelson Reserve + Mary Street
11am     Classic Car & Bike Show
11am     Gold Rush Family Fun Day includes food stalls, market stalls, face painting, jumping castles, rock climbing wall, fortune teller, fun rides and much more.
4pm     Street Parade through Mary Street
4.30 – 5pm      Gold Rush Family Party continues from 4:30-5pm in Nelson Reserve.
5pm      Graeme Jensen live entertainment
6pm     Official Welcome and Awards Presentation
7pm     Lazer Light Show brings 2014 Gold Rush Festival to a close.

All times to be confirmed.

Look for these and exciting new initiatives on our website as we update our program.

Gympie's Festival, GOLD RUSH 2014
various dates as per the above
Fun Day Saturday 18 October 2014
Nelson Reserve & Mary Street

Gympie District Gold Rush Festival Inc :
PO Box 248, Gympie
07 5482 5444
0416 073 201
07 5482 8205

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Nelson Reserve & Mary Street, Gympie

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