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27th Annual Penrith Working Truck Show 2014

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Free fun for the whole family
Save the date - on Sunday, 6th April, the Museum of Fire will again host its Annual Penrith Working Truck Show.

We weren't sure what to make of 'The Wife'
We weren't sure what to make of 'The Wife'

The licensed charity family event is conveniently located and can be directly accessed from the northern side of Penrith railway station. Please note that parking conditions have changed, so be sure to check out the details prior to the day.

One of my husband's favourites
One of my husband's favourites

From 8:00am to 5:00pm, 1 Museum Drive Penrith will be alive with what is guaranteed to be "Australia's Best Value Family Day."

Entry for adults is $30 per person. This also includes free entry to the show for up to 3 children under the age of 16, and entry to the Museum of Fire itself. The price of entry for additional children is $5 per head. Teens, if you're over the age of thirteen, remember to bring along your Student ID cards for identification and verification purposes.

Me and my beautiful sisters
Me and two of my beautiful sisters

Upon entry, all entertainment and amusement thrill rides are free of charge. The whole family is bound to enjoy these perks, with a jumping castle, trackless train, Super Slide, dodgem cars, Round Up, and much more on site.

Victoria on the Super Slide
Victoria on the Super Slide

I for one can't wait. The last time my husband and I went to the Truck Show I was noticeably pregnant and unable to ride any of these myself. This time, there are no two ways about it, and no matter how much my younger sisters protest for fear of embarrassment, I'll be there!

There are so many rides, you are sure to find one you like. The girls loved this one
There are so many rides, you are sure to find one you like. The girls loved this one.

Free fairy floss and fabulous face painting will also be on offer, but beware: fairy floss will also be on sale. Though queues for the latter are shorter, the free fairy floss is, well, free.

The girls with their fairy floss
The girls enjoying their fairy floss

As with every year, the Museum of Fire will donate all proceeds to the education of Australian communities concerning fire safety, "saving our families from the dangers of fire" and "preserving the heritage of our communities' bravest."

Kitty's face paint
Kitty's face paint


Victoria's beautiful butterfly
Victoria's beautiful butterfly

Great photos are to be had with characters and street performers throughout the day, so make sure you charge up your phones and cameras and bring them along for the day.

Renowned Country musicians including multi-award winning Australian country music duo McAlister Kemp and The Wolfe Brothers, together with a host off others, vow to wow audiences from the main stage.

Click here for an itemised look at the program for the main stage.

We were all very excited to see this truck as I had purchased a die cast truck and trailer model for my husband as a wedding gift
We were all very excited to see this truck as I had purchased a die cast truck and trailer model for my husband as a wedding gift

A host of food stalls and drink and beer tents will cater to the fussiest of eaters. The barbeque stalls in particular were a hit with us, so be on the lookout for these.

On show will be over 250 of the best-presented trucks from around New South Wales. All showcased and competing for prestigious awards such as the 'Custom Super Truck', the trucks really are a sight to see. Many of the trucks are immaculately kept. It's certainly clear that the drivers and businesses participating in the show care a lot about their gear and the work they do.

Interesting political comments
Interesting political comments made us laugh

One of my favourite things about the Show is the friendly atmosphere and the often interactive display of the trucks. Many of them are left unlocked for visitors to climb in, have a look around and truly appreciate the responsibility truck drivers are charged with when behind the wheel. Needless to say, this also makes for great photo opportunities.

Interactive displays make for great photo opportunities
Interactive displays make for great photo opportunities

For those of you looking to enter into the industry, the show is not without its business opportunities. Key players in the transport industry, including fleet owners, managers and owner-drivers, are keen to mix and answer any questions you may have.

Another one of my husband's favourites
Another one of my husband's favourites

A day wonderfully designed to cater for the whole family, with food, free fun and opportunities for professional development, the 27th Annual Penrith Working Truck Show is sure to be the "Best Value Family Day" it's been promised.


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or telephone call (02) 4731 3000 for more information.
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When: 6th April 2014
Phone: (02) 4731 3000
Where: Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drive, Penrith.
Cost: Adult $30 (includes free entry for up to 3 children under the age of 16).
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In what way is this "Free fun for the whole family"?
by vince25 (score: 0|3) 2081 days ago
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