Fergus Truck Show begins Friday, July 21

| 7/20/2006

Organizers say the 21st Annual Fergus Truck Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, is poised to break last year’s record of 54,000 people.

That’s more than five times the local population.

The gates open at noon Friday at the Fergus & District Community Center, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. Belsyde Avenue is also known as County Road 18 on a regional map.

The show features a truck pull, music, a trade show and a very popular show and shine.

The 2005 show attracted 630 trucks to the show and shine, 241 trade show vendors displaying their products, and 183 competitors in the truck pull.

Musical entertainment for the weekend includes four bands Friday night featuring The Wilkinsons.

Settlers Creek and Moonshine are on the bill Saturday and “Music in the Park,” which begins in the afternoon.

Sunday’s featured performers are Beverley Mahood and Lace.

Other event highlights include a tractor pull, a Saturday barbecue, Sunday church service and Sunday breakfast buffet.

Admission for adults is $20 for a one-day pass and $45 for a weekend pass. Seniors admission is $10 per day or $25 for the weekend.

To learn more about the Fergus Truck Show, visit fergustruckshow.com or call 1-866-526-7379.