SHOW STOPPERS: Performing at last year's Gympie Show Ball were Farrah Roongsang and Janaya Weber.
SHOW STOPPERS: Performing at last year's Gympie Show Ball were Farrah Roongsang and Janaya Weber. David Crossley

10 things to do this weekend in Gympie

1. Gympie Show Ball


Gympie Civic Centre


Saturday, 6.30pm.


$55 per head or $5 to view from the gallery

GLAMOUR and romance are the order of the evening with the annual Gympie Show Ball.

The theme for the evening is 'Golden Era' and your $55 ticket will get you a delicious three-course meal and an evening of dancing with music from The Dukes of Rhythm.

Or, you can watch all the action from the gallery for $5 and witness the crowning of the Show Princesses.

2. Widgee Country Music Festival


Widgee Showgrounds.


Saturday and Sunday from 9am.


$20 for entire weekend.

IT'S going to be a weekend packed with music and entertainment for young and old with some great walk-up artists followed by the Webb Brothers Talent Quest from 12-4pm.

The quest is open to all age groups with fabulous trophies and cash prizes to be won.

The entertainment line-up includes Karen Thomsen, Sista Lee, Got Ya Covered and Linda Hansen with those spectacular and highly entertaining Hilly Billy Goats appearing on centre stage from 8-9.30pm tonight, and Sunday morning's line-up includes Bob Cole and Natalya Lee.

There's plenty of on-site parking, loads of camping sites with all amenities plus food and drinks available from the Bushman's Bar & Kitchen.

Inquiries Ronnie J 54840335 or phone the hall direct on 54840282.

3. Rockfest


Rainbow Beach Sports, Recreation and Memorial Club.


Tonight, 8pm.



COME down and have a night of rock and roll. It is one not to miss with two international rock acts taking the stage; Jester Voodoo and The Rock 'N Roll Deputyz.

4. Little Haven Jumble Sale


St Peter's Church Hall, Lady Mary Terrace.


Saturday, 8am-4pm and Sunday, 8am-1pm.

HEAD along to the Little Haven Jumble Sale and purchase men, women and children's quality clothing for only $1 each item. All proceeds will go to Little Haven Palliative Care. For information call 54829091.

5. Gympie Devils Game


Albert Park.


Saturday, 5pm.


Price on admission.

GET ready to cheer on the home side when the Gympie Devils clash with the Beerwah Bulldogs in a must-win affair not to be missed. There will be food and alcohol available for purchase.

6. Farren Jones Duo


Jockey Club Hotel, Exhibition Rd.


Sunday, 2pm.

THE Farren Jones Duo will be in the sports bar for your listening pleasure. Chill out and enjoy a Sunday session at the Jockey Club Hotel.

7. Rally Day


Gympie & District Pony Club, Jane St.


Sunday, 7.30am.

DUE to rain, holidays and Easter, the Gympie and District Pony Club have made arrangements for a make up Rally Day. The event will kick off once set up is complete and gymkhana skills will also be on show.

8. Gympie Skid Pan


Roadcraft Driver Education Centre, 36 Drummond Drive.


Sunday, 8.30am-3.30pm.


$155 in own vehicle.

ALL registered vehicles are welcome, this includes all drive types from front, rear and all-wheel drives.

The event will run for seven hours and is limited to 18 drivers, and is open to licensed drivers only.

9. Suncoast Calisthenics Competition


Heritage Theatre, Mellor St.


Sunday, 8am-5.30pm.

IF DANCE is your thing, get along and see this competition of junior, senior and master dancers performing in solo, duo or graceful heats.

10. Cooloola Heat


Hockey Club, Power Rd.


Sunday, 3pm.



THE Heat play Flinders in this no-holds-barred match Sunday. Cheer on the locals.

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