Guess who’s turning 21 in May?

Published on 05 April 2019


Guess who’s turning 21 in May? The Rockhampton Heritage Village!

The Rockhampton Heritage Village’s coming of age will be celebrated at the next market day which is also Mothers’ Day, Sunday 12 May.

The Heritage Village was opened on 8 May, 1998. It was established after the Hinz and Gommersal families donated the contents of Gangalook Museum in Parkhurst – a collection of over 40,000 items including cars, clock and buildings, valued at over $2million at the time -- to Rockhampton City Council.

The special day will include birthday fun featuring two performances by one of the most exciting musical combos in Australia today, Topology.

There will also be a special birthday cake which will be served up during the day – but be early so you don’t miss out.

And, all mothers attending the day will receive an entry to win a Revlon basket of goodies for Mothers’ Day. There will also be the usual range of arts, crafts and produce stalls.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Community Services Committee, Cr Rose Swadling said that Sunday 12 May would be a wonderful day of celebration.

“The Heritage Village has developed into one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to 21 years of hard work by Council staff and a dedicated team of volunteers,” she said.

“Of course we are not only celebrating the Heritage Village’s birthday on that day but also Mothers’ Day. So all together it’s a great opportunity to bring the family out to the Heritage Village,” she said.

There will also be heritage displays, rides in vintage vehicles, children’s activities and refreshments on sale.

There is plenty of off-street car parking in the paddock next to the Heritage Village. Patrons are asked not to park in the Parkhurst Town Centre car park.

The Heritage Village Markets are a Rockhampton Regional Council event, in cooperation with the Friends of the Heritage Village.

When: Sunday 12 May 8am to 1.30pm

Where: Rockhampton Heritage Village, 296 Boundary Road, Parkhurst
Cost:?Entry is $2 per person with under 14 year olds free. Rides on vintage vehicles cost $3. Closed in shoes are required for the rides. No dogs allowed.
Stall enquiries: Please phone the market coordinator on 0436 364 626.