Fergus Truck Show to remain in Fergus after all

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FERGUS, Ont. — It’s on a slightly smaller overall site, but the organizers of the Fergus Truck Show 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 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 a 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.


Limited tickets for the Terri Clark concert, camping sites, as well as weekend passes and daily show tickets will be available at http://www.fergustruckshow.com starting Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. Trade show packages will be mailed to patrons by mid-January.

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