What's on in Gympie this weekend?

Derek F. Smith will be playing at The Royal Hotel this weekend.
Derek F. Smith will be playing at The Royal Hotel this weekend. Contributed

Friday, September 15

The Noosa Country Show

Spread out over two days, the Noosa Country Show promises a fantastic weekend out for the entire family.

Offering live entertainment and activities suitable for a wide range of ages and interests, it's capped off with a laser and fireworks show.

Gates open on both days at 7am, and tickets can be bought at the gate or by phoning 5485 2331.

Adult tickets are $15 while children are $10.

Family passes for two adults and up to three children are also available for $35.

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Mary Valley, the Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest encompasses three full days and nights of incredible live music and entertainment.

Boasting a huge number of bands performing on bill, it's about as dynamic a weekend you'll find in the Gympie Region.

For tickets and further information, as well as camping details, head to mitchellcreekrocknbluesfest

The Royal Hotel

Local favourite Derek F Smith will make his return to the Gympie stage at the Royal Hotel, wowing audiences once again with his blend of originals and covers.

Show kicks off in the lounge at 9pm.

Gympie RSL

Forbidden Road and it's catalogue of rock, country and blues tunes will be at the Gympie RSL on Friday night to send you moving and grooving into the weekend in style.

Show kicks off at 7.30pm.

Mt Pleasant Hotel

Bringing his blend of funky acoustic covers and reworked versions of the originals you all know and love, Brad Rodgers will be at the Mount Pleasant Hotel on Saturday night. Show starts at 7pm.

Saturday, September 16

Gympie Business Awards

Celebrating the incredible achievements of our dedicated and hard-working business people, it'll be a night to remember at Gympie Civic Centre on Saturday night.

With dinner and live entertainment provided, we can think of no better way

to celebrate this community and the people who make it great.

Starts at 6pm, tickets and info at

Sunday, September 17

Mt Pleasant Hotel

Enjoy one last bit of your weekend with good music and good mates, as Karen Thompson will serenade you into Monday at the Mt Pleasant. Music from 1pm.

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