Rush Festival 2018 kicks off tomorrow night!

Rush Festival - Artisan marketsKick off Rush Festival 2018 tomorrow night with aerial performances, live music by Dan Duggan and outdoor market and food stalls.

The official opening will be held in conjunction with the annual Rush Art Competition Awards ceremony, in and around the Gympie Regional Gallery Grounds (39 Nash Street, Gympie) from 6.00pm, Thursday 11 October.

Over 400 entrants come together annually to submit art pieces across 12 categories, including mixed media and digital art. Finalists, their families and spectators are all invited to attend.

Artisan markets and food trucks will fill the Gallery grounds, as well as roaming entertainment by five star internationally renowned physical comedian Daniel Oldaker.

Local folk music darlings The Dennis Sisters will support Dan Duggan on the outdoor stage.

Rush Festival, to be held between 11-21 October, is a 10-day arts and culture experience held in over 20 venues in the Gympie region.

Information about events can be found online at

Hard copy programs may also be picked up from any of Council’s customer contact points.

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