Ultimate Steam Festival

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  • Location: Gympie Area, Gympie 4570 Queensland

Gympie Gold Mining Museum, Woodworks Museum and the The Valley Rattler Steam train join forces to hold a special steam and machine event on 22nd – 24th July 2011.

This huge 3 day festival incorporates 3 venues demonstrating all aspects of Steam driven transport and industry.

The Ultimate Steam Festival Opening Ceremony celebrations will kick off on Friday morning at 10am at the Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum on Brisbane Road with Mayor Ron Dyne opening the festival.

During the festival Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum will have a hive of activities to see and do including exciting big boys toys days of steamy demonstrations like the steam launch on Lake Alford, scale railway, operating hot air engines, a grand parade of all mobile steam powered equipment and historic vehicles display, heritage bus rides including steam powered co-generator and factory inspections at Suncoast Gold and to top things off on Saturday night A Steam Theme Dinner & historical slides and films on the big screen to enjoy.

Another highlight will be lighting the 20,000 litre Cornish Boiler to Generate the steam to operate a 110year old Walker Winding Engine.
A small steam powered 110V DC generator will be operating and supplemented by steam roller demonstrations, portable steam engines and other mining & agricultural steam powered equipment.
Woodworks The Forestry & Timber Museum will have a full spectrum of activities to experience over the three day festival period including the blowing of the historical steam whistle, blacksmithing, traditional hand tool demos, wood carving , woodworkers, pit demo, vintage steam engine display , portable steam engines, stationary steam engines, a working display of the steam driven bush sawmill, operational drag saw, model steam toys, historical displays, chainsaw demo and wood chopping.

On Friday to kick start the steam engines off ,the Mary Valley Heritage Railway will have the Red Rocket making two special tours down the line to Amamoor departing the Old Gympie Railway station at 9.30am and 12.30pm for the afternoon run The Valley Rattler Steam Train will run two half day scenic tours on Saturday down through the beautiful Mary Valley to the small country town Amamoor, with great views, markets and with a stopover at Dagun Station on the way back for the local wine and cheese tasting .

Jump aboard the full day scenic tour on Sunday stopping over at Kandanga Station where a selection of local produce is available, a lunchtime stop at the Valleys largest town Imbil then return journey is not complete without a stop at Dagun station to savour some local wine and cheese.Experience the friendliness and hospitality of a bygone era. Throughout the festival venues you will also find a variety of great Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Historical Bus & Walking Tours, Market Stalls , Fully restored 1930’s Bus Rides and more exciting historical steamy finds.

Ultimate Steam Festival
Venue1: Gold Mining & Historical Muesum
Venue2: Woodworks, The Forestry & Timber Museu
Venue3: Old Gympie Railway Station

22/07/2011 - 24/07/2011
Annual Event. This is our second Ultimate Steam Festival.

Friday 22nd July – Sunday 24th July 2011 (3 Days)
Gympie’s Ultimate Steam Festival
Held at: 3 Venue within Gympie
* Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum - 215 Brisbane Road
* Woodworks The Forestry & Timber Museum - Cnr Bruce Hwy & Fraser Road
* Old Gympie Railway Station - Tozer Street
City Held: Gympie Queensland Australia

Tickets for the Museums – Pay at gate entry
Museum Entry Prices: Adults $10
Seniors $7
Students (13- 16yo) $5
Children under 12 FREE
Bookings & Tickets for Train Rides: Please Book in Advance by phone: 07 54 822 750
or website www.thevalleyrattler.com or via our link on www.gympieultimatesteam.com Thank You.

Train Prices:
Red Rocket Express Railmotor No 76 (Friday Only) Adults $21.00 Senior/Age Pension/Student $18.00.. Children $10.60

Please ask for our Tours/Groups/Schools special discounts..
The Valley Rattler (Saturday Half Day Tour ) Adult $33.00 Senior/Age Pension/Students $28.00 Children $10.00 Family $79.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children) Club Car add $15pp

The Valley Rattler (Sunday Full Day Tour) Adults$48.00 Senior/Age Pension/Student $41.00 Children $24.00 Family (2 Adults up to 4 children $123.00. Club Car Add $15pp

SPECIAL EVENT: "A Night of Steam" Dinner
Gold Mining Museum , Stamper Shed
215 Brisbane Road , Gympie , QLD , 4570
7pm Saturday 23rd July 2011..@ 7pm

Three Course Dinner: Stamper Shed

1. Sweet Pork Steamed Buns
2. Camp Oven Beef Stew & Damper
3. Steamed Puddings & Custard

Cold drinks /tea & coffee also available.. $2.00

Your ticket includes:
Step back in time and bring your family along to experience days gone by with a yummy 3 course Steam Themed Dinner, live entertainment and a Historical Film/Slide Presentation on the Big Screen.

PRICES: $2.00 drinks / tea & coffee

Adults $16.00pp
Kids under (-14) $8.00pp

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL...... By 18th July... Phone: 07 54823995

Other Entertainment/Activities on the Night
Guided Tour of Museum (optional) Cost: Gold coin donation

Ultimate Steam Festival :
PO Box 385, Gympie
07 5482 2750
Ultimate Steam Festival

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Gympie Area, Gympie

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