Undoubtedly the largest festival of its kind in Europe, Truckfest returns to the Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2009.
Whether you are involved in the trucking industry or not, see all that is new, exciting and important within the road haulage industry while enjoying stunning family entertainment and celebrity guest appearances in the live arena.
Featuring around 1,000 trucks of all sizes and colours, Truckfest is more than a commercial vehicle exhibition with its live music acts, Monster trucks, stunt drivers, TV stars, and much more. Highlights for 2009 include the trucks which faced various challenges when driven by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in the latest series of Top Gear and an appearance by Rick Yemm, the star of the cult TV show Ice Road Truckers.
Other confirmed guests include Sally Traffic from BBC Radio 2, who will be joined by a host of soapstars that will be announced nearer the event. There will also be a disco on the Saturday evening for those making a weekend of it and taking advantage of the camping and caravanning facilities. A fun fair, children’s cartoon characters and hundreds of trade stands, make it a weekend not to be missed.
The main arena action takes nothing away from the extensive industry exhibits or the hundreds of competitors competing in the cherished Truckfest awards, which has euphemistically been called ‘Crufts for Trucks’. Trucks of all shapes and sizes with amazing customised paintjobs, gleaming chrome and fantastic interiors will be hoping to win one of the many awards up for grabs commending the best in show. Categories include Best Kept Working Truck, Company Owned, New Truck, Fleet, Tipper or Rigged Truck, Custom and Paintwork and Classic or Vintage Truck.
Truckfest is open from 9am until 6pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2009. Day Tickets are available £12 for adults in advance and £14 on the day. Children’s tickets are just £6 in advance or £7 on the day. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are £30 in advance and £35 on the day whilst Camping starts from £65. Call the ticket and Camping hotline on 0871 230 7149. Visit the website www.truckfest.co.uk for further updates.