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Explore, taste and experience the Gympie Region during the month of GourMAY

Foodies from far and wide need to get their taste buds ready with the whole month of May dedicated to celebrating the Gympie Region’s delicious local produce, dining and food experiences from local producers and businesses.

GourMay – Eat Local Month will launch at the Gympie Town Centre Growers Market, Wednesday 3 May from 7am in Memorial Park Gympie.

There will be cooking demonstrations featuring tasty ways with our local produce by Gympie Region’s official Food and Food Tourism Ambassador, Matt Golinski, and an outside broadcast by Nugget and Al of Zinc 96.1. 

Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor Mick Curran said “the Gympie Region is a vibrant contributor to Queensland’s food and agribusiness sector and Eat Local Month is an opportunity for our residents and businesses to showcase and celebrate all that we have to offer.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote our region as a key destination for food related tourism and major events in Queensland and initiatives like these demonstrate how productive, creative and diverse our region is,” he said.

Throughout May there will be a tantalising menu of events and activities catering to all ages and tastes including the month’s signature event the 5Chef’s Long Table Lunch, Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Gympie Show, Gympie Garden Expo and much more.

Restaurants in the region are also getting on board and will be displaying the Gympie Gold Regional Produce symbol on menus and signature GourMAY dishes that celebrate the theme of explore, taste and experience.

“This is your chance to support local farmers, producers and food businesses in the region in true farm to fork style,” he said.

What has been shared here is just a small piece of the pie so for more information go to, follow @GympieRegionalProduce on Facebook or contact Council’s Economic Development Team on 1300 307 800.

For more information visit or visit the Gympie Regional Council’s Facebook page.

21 April 2017

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It’s a busy time for Council with a variety of free community events across our region. 
This weekend, residents can dispose of hazardous household waste which cannot be disposed of at the Waste Management Facilities for free at Nelson Park Reserve between 9am-12pm on Saturday. 
In the Goomeri community, we’ll be hosting a ‘Have Your Say’ forum at the Goomeri Golf Club next Wednesday, asking residents how we can best support with community services and facilities. This follows on from a successful community night in Kilkivan. 

We are also hosting a number of free family-friendly community events as we head into the festive season. 
There are two Mary Street Christmas events planned for the 13th and 20th of December, and Christmas in the Park on December 16. 
We’re also busy planning the New Year’s Eve event to be held in the Gympie Town Centre and will be announcing more details soon. 
We’ll keep everyone updated with details on our website and Facebook page – hope to see you there.

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor