Fergus Truck Show celebrates 25 years in 2010

The Fergus Truck Show is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year at the Sportsplex in Fergus.

Its website notes that the camping is already sold out.

Organizers believe over 75,000 people are expected to attend the show that runs July 23 to 25.

This year, the show will feature truck and tractor pulls for the weekend. All the pulls are included in the regular gate admission.

Project Track Champion is located behind the arena.

That unique vehicle allows those with special needs as well as those without an opportunity to grasp a true sense and feeling of what it is like to be inside a real race car.

Chaplain Len Reimer, from Transport For Christ will lead a non-denominational Sunday morning service with many ministerials from the Centre Wellington area in the show’s family area

The show will open with some classic rock on Friday night starting at 7pm, featuring with Helix, David Wilcox, Barney Bentall and the Legen­dary Hearts, and Honeymoon Suite.

The Fergus Family Fun Zone will be jammed with activities.

It will feature music, truck pulls, a demolition derby, and the traditional Saturday night barbecue.

There will be lots of energetic country and western music performances on the Saturday night. Long time Fergus Truck Show performer  Terry Sumsion is back again this year after regaining hie health, and Amanda Wilkinson, Aaron Pritchett, Larry Berrio and many more will be on hand to entertain Saturday.

Since 1986, the Fergus Truck Show has given well over $600,000 to its commu­nity.

It has also been a major fundraising event for as many as 25 volunteer groups who assist in a variety of vital roles during this busy weekend and share in the profits based on the number of volunteer hours they work. For some of them, it is their largest fundraising even of the year.

Last year over 7,000 volunteer hours were put into making the Truck Show a reality.

Visit www.fergustruck­show­.com for more informa­tion and advanced gate passes.

Ticket prices are listed in order for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and for the entire weekend. They are:

– adults from ages 19 to 59, $22, $22, $17, and $40;

– students, 14 to 19, $15, $15, $15, and $40;

– seniors, 60-plus, $15, $15, $15, and $40.

Children 13 and under are free when accompanied by an adult

Parking is $5 per day and includes a shuttle to the show grounds.