Mary Valley Heritage Railway

Twilight Markets Feb-June 2014.

Twilight Markets at the Old Gympie Railway Station

3rd Saturday 2014

Twilight Markets at MVHR

Twilight markets occur on the 3rd Saturday at .
Old Gympie Station (Tozer St. Gympie) from 5.00-7.00 pm.
(Sat 15 Feb, 15 Mar, 17 April and 21 June 2014)

Shuttles (15-20 minute duration) depart Old Gympie Station.
(Please note there will be no Twilight Markets in May due to the Gympie Show). 

Homemade wares, local produce, Gympie Radio Club and local organisations demonstrations, Silver Bullet Shuttles, great food at the Licensed Iron Horse café.

 Contact and Information:  
The Valley Rattler office on Tues and Fri on 5482 2750 for bookings.

E-mail: rattler@mvhr.org.au  jim@mvhr.org.au

Website: www.valleyrattler.com and valley rattler facebook.


Iron Horse café contact: 0405 401 082 for bookings.

 

Twilight Markets Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec 2013

Twilight markets will be held at the Old Gympie Railway Station on the 3rd Saturdays of Sept, Oct, Nov 2013 and the 2nd Saturday in Dec 2013 from 6.00 pm. "The winter markets have been a surprising success, with stall holders and patrons keen for follow up events", Jim Walker, Manager of the MVHR said. "After consultation a decision was made to commence the markets leading into summer at 6.00 pm-with the December Twilight Markets on the Second Saturday, 14 Dec 2013. Our follow up with the stall holders from the winter markets has been encouraging".

"The cooler months did not slow the twilight markets, and the MVHR looks forward to the run into Christmas to build patronage. This success was based on an extensive local marketing campaign and also the Rail-Motor shuttles which operate north to the "Stop Blocks". These shuttles are now a part of the Twilight Markets and thanks to the MVHR volunteers who laid the groundwork or trackwork for the shuttles," Mr Walker stated.

April Markets 2013

President of the MVHR, Tony Hallam, supported Jim Walker. "The Winter markets were a pleasant surprise. The visitors to the markets had a wonderful time and the Rail-motor shuttles are proving popular. The Gympie Radio Club display gives an added dimension to the markets. The MVHR would also like to thank Coates Hire of Gympie for the donation of the use of a light tower for safety lighting. Thanks goes to the MVHR volunteers who are marketing the Twilight Markets in such a comprehensive manner."

Bianca Nagy who operates the Refreshment Rooms café at Old Gympie Station was very pleased with the number of patrons at the café. "The café will be open for the markets and there is a chance for people to wander around, have a meal and a drink and have an enjoyable night out. The club car will be available as a venue for those who would like a quiet drink in a beautiful heritage setting. The Refreshment Rooms café is licensed ".

Twilight Markets 2013

The MVHR twilight markets will operate from 6.00 pm onwards on the 3rd Saturday of each month with future markets being held on Saturday 21 Sept, 19 Oct, 16 Nov and on the second Saturday of December, 14 Dec 2013.

Available at the MVHR Twilight Markets are:

Local produce and handmade crafts are for sale, Licensed bar and cafe, Model train exhibit, Gympie Radio Club exhibit and Rail Motor Shuttles.

For details please ring the MVHR office on 5482 2750, (Tuesdays and Fridays) or email rattler@mvhr.org.au