Five things to make your weekend racey
1. Mary Valley Show
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.
2. Glenwood Swap Meet & Car and Bike Show
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
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
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
When: Sunday, 10am.
Where: Museum Markets at Lake Alford, Brisbane Rd, Monkland.
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.