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Penrith Working Truck Show 2017

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The Museum of Fire at Penrith plays host to the Working Truck Show, now in its 30th year, and it will no doubt have the blokes salivating. With the family fun day as part of this show, it makes for an outing for all to enjoy.

Supported by the transport industry across Australia, around 200 massive trucks will be on show with the museum's collection of fire engines. There's prime movers, B-Doubles and custom trucks, adorned with airbrushed images. Unique exhibits and trade stall displays also feature in this feast for enthusiasts.

A huge day of non-stop entertainment includes rides, spins in water balloons, a bungee jumping trampoline, a bucking bull, games and competitions, chainsaw woodcarving demonstrations and a stage of country rock stars belting out tunes. Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence, Catherine Britt and Kaylens Rain will all have you swooning. Street performers, including balloon benders, will engage with the crowds.

This show is a registered charity event with proceeds from ticket sales going to educate families in fire safety and aid in preserving the history of our brave. Tickets are $35 per adult and with each paying adult, 3 children up to 16 years of age can enter free. Once inside, all rides are free and entertainment is free. You'll find free face painting, free balloons, free fairy floss and free removable spray tattoos and activities, making it very good value whilst supporting a good cause.

Entry to the Museum of Fire is included in your ticket price as well. See trucks dating back to the 1800's, horse and carriage wagons, fire hats, hoses and ladders. Mini fire fighters can dress up and play in the museum's Junior Firefighter Zone with activities that are both fun and educational, including a training area and a fire engine simulator.

A barbecue and a variety of food stalls will satisfy the hunger whilst drinks, including a beer tent, will quench your thirst.

It's all on from 8am-4pm and getting there is easy with direct access from Penrith train station. If you're driving, free parking is available with a map on the website (under Downloads tab) showing designated areas.

Roll in and enjoy this big day with big rigs and big fun.
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Why? For big wheels and big fun
When: 8am-4pm
Phone: 02 4731 3000
Where: Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drv, Penrith
Cost: $35 per adult (includes 3 children free); Concession $25 (single adult only)
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It sounds like a fun day out :)
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