As most of you probably know, the Fergus Truck Show has managed to sort out its differences with the local land barons. Yes indeed, the show will go on. For those of you who aren't up to speed, the ow...
As most of you probably know, the Fergus Truck Show has managed to sort out its differences with the local land barons. Yes indeed, the show will go on. For those of you who aren’t up to speed, the owners of the land just south of the Sportsplex were balking at allowing the show to use their land. This was going to necessitate a change in location, something that all involved were not keen on. Thankfully, after lengthy negotiations, they managed to sort out their differences.
After reading the press release, what really impressed me was that despite current business conditions, the show managers will continue to provide top value for your increasingly rare entertainment buck.
None other than Terri Clark (Canada’s only female member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry) will headline this year’s entertainment. I’m not a huge country and western fan, but even I know and enjoy her music. It should be a great show.
Another exciting development is the addition of a free midway. Throughout the entire show, all rides are included with your admission so you won’t have to worry about shelling out your hard-earned loonies in order for the kids to enjoy it. And that’s not all, they are expanding the show to include Thursday as well. The truck and tractor pull will be taking place along with an extended evening of entertainment at the popular beer tent.
There will only be 220 weekend camping passes available and these will go quickly. If you haven’t already reserved yours, go to www.fergustruckshow.com.Hopefully they are not all gone (they actually went on sale Jan. 8).
The highlight of the weekend for us, is presenting the Owner/Operator of the Year Award. We facilitate this award on behalf of its sponsors: Freightliner, Goodyear and Castrol.
It recognizes a guy or gal who goes above and beyond the normal call of duty. They don’t have to be heroes. Past winners include volunteer firefighters, charity workers and little league coaches. A nomination form can be found on page 21. If you know of someone deserving, please let us know.
For the day and time of the presentation, refer to the outside back cover of the official show guide. You’ll find these at the entrance to the grounds. Fergus is just one of many truck shows.
If there is one in your area, check it out. Rub shoulders with your peers, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.These shows are for you.
– Rob Wilkins is the publisher of Truck News and he can be reached at 416-510-5123.
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