|Truckfest shows are among the largest outdoor events in the
UK, and feature exciting family entertainment including:
- Celebrity guests
- Car-crushing monster trucks
- Motorcycle stunt display teams
- Trade stands
- Trucks, Trucks, Trucks, and even more Trucks
The 2007 Truckfest, celebrating 25 years, was held at the East of England
Showground in Peterborough from 4th May to 5th May.
The stars of the shows were the hundreds of trucks that attended, from
working trucks and fleets, through to giant 'European Supertrucks' with
gleaming chrome and stunning airbrushed artwork.
The whole of the truck industry use the Truckfest shows to highlight the
latest vehicles and developments in the world of trucking, and to showcase
the industry to the general public too.
Even if you aren't a truck fanatic, there is plenty to do, from the giant
trade stand areas, to model shows, craft fairs and the action packed arena
What did we think?
We were invited along to check out the 2007, 25th anniversary, Truckfest
show at Peterborough.
The tickets arrived in good time and all the required info was included,
although the directions lacked a little, but this did not matter as we found
out when we got there as signage was more than sufficient. We
following the signs to our entrance and were checked in swiftly and shown to
our pitch by a steward on a scooter.
The pitches are not a bad size and I just managed to fit the campervan
and large awning onto the plot, our neighbours had caravan and awning on
their pitch and fitted ok, although their car was parked in front of the
unit and slightly on the road. There were plenty of fresh water points,
rubbish disposal and toilet facilities on site and found them to be
relatively clean most of the time.
The weekend, as suggested in the name, is a festival weekend and some
people were making the most of this, enjoying a good drink, watching the
entertainment, socialising and generally having a great time. We did
not find that anyone else's weekend / enjoyment disturbed us and all in all
everyone I saw seemed to be having a good time.
Friday night we had a wander round and looked at some of the many, many
trucks on display, but some vehicles were still turning up, so we opted for
a trip to our friends unit for a welcome tin of cider, or two and called it
Saturday we wandered around again and there is so much to see and do at
the show, being so huge. Apart from the many many trucks , there was a
funfair for the kids with many rides, slides, machines and all sorts.
Indoor craft markets were on site plus so many other stalls selling all
things truck and camping related.
The central arena had a variety of shows on all day and into the evening,
including the evening light show (trucks all lit up) and the fireworks to
end the show. The bit we liked best was of course, the car crushing
with the two monster trucks, sheer brilliance and a thoroughly entertaining
show. There was evening entertainment on in the marquee, and although
we did not go in, we walked past a few times and sounded good and the
reports from those camped around me said it was a good fun and worth a
Would I go again? The tickets are a good price considering it is a
long bank holiday weekends camping, facilities are plentiful and
entertainment is provided which is great for all the family. The
funfair, as always with them, can get a bit heavy on the pocket with the
kids but that is to be expected. Food stalls are plentiful and decent
prices and decent grub and there are a few bars dotted around with
reasonable prices, which all lead me to think, "yes, I would go back".
Roll on 2008