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Truckfest Show

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 entertainment!

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 a night.

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 visit.

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





When are the shows on?

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