FERGUS, Ont. - It's on a slightly smaller overall site, but the organizers of the Fergus Truck Show say they are thrilled to announce that the event will continue at the same location, with the main s...
A NEW DEAL: Truck fanatics of all ages will be relieved to hear the Fergus Truck Show has struck a new deal with a local landowner to ensure the show remains in Fergus. The show grounds will be slightly smaller, but an extra day of festivities has been added, according to organizers. Also new is a free midway, which should be a hit with the kids.
CRISIS AVERTED: Volunteers from local charitable groups are pleased to learn the Fergus Truck Show is remaining in their community.
FERGUS, Ont. – It’s on a slightly smaller overall site, but the organizers of the Fergus Truck Show say they are thrilled to announce that the event will continue at the same location, with the main show being held at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.
Peripheral show activities will be held on land located south of the main show, after negotiations for a lease were secured between the landowner and Fergus Truck Show organizers.
“While we will need to do a very small amount of downsizing, the show will go on,” said Wayne Billings, the show’s chief operations officer.
He says organizers are very appreciative of the various groups that offered land to hold the event, when it appeared that negotiations to keep the show at its current site had fallen through.
Billings mentioned the Grand River Agricultural Society, the Orangeville Agricultural Society, and the Guelph Lake Conservation Area, as among the groups that showed support for keeping the show at Centre Wellington.
“Fergus is where the show started. The residents have been so supportive of our event. It’s wonderful knowing the Fergus Truck Show is staying home.”
In addition to retaining the site, the Fergus Truck Show will also be expanded from three days to four, July 23-26.
On opening day, there will be a truck and tractor pull, along with an extended evening of entertainment. The musical headliner is Canadian Country Music Association award winner, and Canada’s only female member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Terri Clark.
“We are currently in contract negotiations with five more top Canadian country and classic rock acts and will be making those announcements in the upcoming weeks,” said Billings.
Robertson’s Amusements will also provide midway rides free-of-charge, according to Billings. “Your ticket to the show is all you need to ride the midway, for as long as you please throughout the weekend,” he said.
Truck News will once again present its Owner/Operator of the Year award at the show.
Limited tickets for the Terri Clark concert, camping sites, as well as weekend passes and daily show tickets are now available online at www.fergustruckshow.com.
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