This Sunday at Gympie's own and magnificent Mining Museum Multiplex there is the much talked about and unique Museum Markets at the Duck Ponds on the Highway.
We have GOLD, GOLD, GOLD.
There will be free gold panning for real gold for the public guided by non other than Gympie's very own Australian Gold Panning Champion, Lisa Jocumsen. She will be tutoring in the gentle and captivating art of gold panning for real gold. And it's all FREE and Gympie's own 'Curtis Nugget' is the 'prize'.
There is a real leisurely festive village atmosphere at the markets where everyone is particularly friendly, there's plenty of space, there's no rush or bustle, parking is real close & easy, and you can even take your pet.
It is the place to get your beautiful local farm fresh fruit and vegies, all at very reasonable prices, and you can actually talk to the lovely folk who grow them. The Museum's own Organic Shop is also a must.
One can really relax on the comfy seats under the big trees next to the stage area watching the entertainment, showcasing our local artists, and the iniquitous and exotic local belly dances do feature occasionally.
For those who love 'all things old' there is always a small dynamic display of the Museum's lovingly and painstakingly restored machinery running around the markets, and you can even catch a ride on the fabulous and nostalgic old Gympie Town Bus. Hail and ride had a different meaning in those days.
With an intriguing look in through the billowing mauve vales of the mystical 'Madams Marquee', which is a real 'happening', the marvellous Museum Markets really have a little bit of everything for everybody.
After the markets, a leisurely luncheon on the kiosk's intimate veranda or under the beautiful spreading trees of the park enjoying the charming lake's frolicking waterfowl, with the antics of the majestic black swans and their newborn signets, really rounds off a great Sunday morning experience.
See you there.
Gympie's Mining Museum Multiplex
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