Truckload of fun promised at festival
Getting this weekend’s Matamata-Piako Truck Festival off the ground has been no easy feat for organisers, but now that its just around the corner, they can’t wait to put on a great community day out.
The festival, which is a fundraiser for Pohlen Hospital, has taken about nine months’ planning.
Originally the brain child of David Howes, who stood back from the event due to ill health, the festival will have something for everyone.
Activities including a wonky wheel, truck rides, the Mimico mini digger dig and little toot will all cost $2.
For the young ones there is a colouring competition which will be supervised from 10am-1pm. Organisers have secured great prizes for this as well as other goodies for both spot prizes and lucky ticket draws.
Big rig rides leave from into Bedford Park and public parking is available at Swap Park, simply follow the Property Brokers parking signs.
Organisers thanked the large contingent of service club members who will be helping out on the day, including Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary.
Finding activities and entertainment at the festival should be a breeze thanks to sign posts.
Along with show trucks, as part of the festival there will also be vintage, military and veteran vehicles and tractors.
‘‘The whole thing couldn’t happen without the support of Swaps. Its a huge advantage to have Swaps behind the event,’’ committee member Kay Tappin said.
Entry to the festival is $10 for over 13s, $5 for under 13s and free for those under 5.