I might find my prince charming." She said CMC rocks was the perfect place to get to know people with the same interests. "I really love the artists, the atmosphere and just the good time everyone has." Troy said he volunteered for speed dating to make the most of similar types of people in the same place.
"It's so upbeat, everyone is having a good time, there are never any troubles and everyone gives each other a hand. "I'm a massive country music fan and I always said I would go one day - now is the time, I'm really excited," he said.
The speed dating event is back for a second year and organisers are confident cupid may come to the festival to work his country magic.
Potential suitors had five minutes to get to know a complete stranger and potentially strike up a match to remember.
Located on the banks of the Mary River, Maryborough offers a unique lifestyle combining the charm and traditions of an Australian rural city with the coastal recreational activities made possible by its close proximity to Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island.
The city marina allows boat owners to sail the to the Great Sandy Strait for fishing, whale watching, skin-diving and cruising in Hervey Bay waters.
Access from Brisbane to Gympie was by an inland route, over wet and hilly terrain.
Founded in 1847, Maryborough is one of the oldest and most innovative provincial cities in Queensland and offers all of the comforts and amenities of modern living, yet still preserving its links with the past.
Madison said there was a chance she could find her Prince Charming.
"It was a bet I lost obviously, my friends said you won't do that and I said watch me," she said.
"I'm went into it with an open mind, I think it will be good to meet people and see why everyone else is here.
The formation of the municipality coincided with the opening of a customs house, a court house and a school of arts.
Maryborough's role as a port quickly grew when a rush to the Gympie gold field began in 1867.