Gold Fever - Gympie Gold Rush


Yes it’s that time of year again, the lead up to the 2014 Gold Rush Festival.  A few changes have been made to the format of the Festival this year.

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 CarsDown load your nomination forms now, 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.

Floats in the Gold Rush Grand ParadeSo 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. 

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