Five things to make your weekend racey


1. Mary Valley Show


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When: Saturday, from 8am

Where: Imbil Showgrounds

Cost: Entry adults $12, children under 17 years $6.

MINITURE goats, pig racing, pony rides, wood chopping, jumping castles and haunted houses - there's something for everyone at today's Mary Valley Show.

Patrons can expect to enjoy new exhibits, a full contingent of traditional ones, clowns, the rodeo, petting enclosures, wood chopping competitions and market stalls.

And if it's birds you love, the show has more entries that they can even cater for.

Find out more about the Mary Valley Show here

2. Glenwood Swap Meet & Car and Bike Show


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When: 6.30 am, Saturday (Traders welcome Friday from 12 noon and Saturday from 4:30am).

Where: Glenwood Park, Cnr Aborten and Pepper Rd, Glenwood.

Cost: Admission $3, children under 12 free

IF YOU love a good swap meet, don't miss this weekend's most recognised meet in Queensland - Glenwood Swap Meet, Car and Bike Show. The event attracts more than 4000 visitors each year.

Not only is there a tonne of buy, sell and swap sites to browse, starting from 6.30am, there is also a car and bike show; a platform for the finest collection of classic and vintage cars and bikes.

The sites have everything you can think of - from car and bike parts, collectables, plants, bric-a-brac and more.

3. Nolan Muster Cup Day


Alisha Taylor wins the Nolan Muster Cup race on the back of Noogoora the Nolan Gympie Muster Cup on Saturday, August 22
Alisha Taylor wins a previous Nolan Muster Cup race on the back of Noogoora Burr at the Nolan Gympie Muster Cup.

When: Saturday, 11am

Where: The Gympie Racetrack, Southside

Cost: Admission $10 for adults, $5 for pensioners.

THE 'World Famous in Gympie' Nolan Muster Cup Day is a day not to be missed. Whether you've set up camp at the beautiful Amamoor Creek State Forest for the Muster and want to check out the Gympie social scene or you're a local wanting a punt, this is the day for you.

Prize money is totalling over $55,000.

4. Country Music Concert


Country Music blood running high at the Railway Insinuate, A guitar pick awaits it’s next strumming.
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Country Music blood running high at the Railway Insinuate, A guitar pick awaits it’s next strumming. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven GLA210215MUSC

When: Saturday, 1pm

Where: Senior Citizens Centre in Mellor St

IN THE spirit of the Gympie Music Muster, the Gympie Pensioners League will host a country music concert in the Senior Citizens Centre in Mellor St from 1pm on Saturday to raise money for Gympie charities.

There will also be raffles and an afternoon tea. Any inquiries call Maureen on 5482 6738 or Kevin on 5482 3041.


5. Gympie Bushranger Shoot Out Re-enactment


Gympie Historical Reenactment Group.    3rd Sunday in the month, Museum Markets, Light Horse Oval, Lake Alford.   Cannon fire as the finale to the bushranger re-enactment.   Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times
The Gympie Historical Re-enactment Group. Tanya Easterby

When: Sunday, 10am.

Where: Museum Markets at Lake Alford, Brisbane Rd, Monkland.

Cost: Free

BUSHRANGERS and constabulary go head to head 1860s style at Monkland on Sunday when they reinact a gold robbery and black powder shoot out.

Cannon fire, public flogging and public humiliation of miscreants will also be the order of the day.

The Gympie Historical Re-enactment Assoc. have been bringing history alive for almost 11 years and welcome photographs.