BIG RIGS: The largest truck convoy in Queensland takes to the roads again on February 25.
BIG RIGS: The largest truck convoy in Queensland takes to the roads again on February 25.

Lights and fun on the Hill

THE annual Lights on the Hill Convoy returns to the Lockyer Valley and the Gatton Showgrounds on February 25.

Billed as the largest truck convoy staged in Queensland, the main section of the Lights on the Hill Convoy will leave the BP truck stop at Archerfield around 10am, while the second stage of the convoy will leave Brown and Hurley's, Carrington Rd, Toowoomba showrooms, around the same time.

Both legs of the convoy will converge on the Gatton Showgrounds for a family day of activities and entertainment.

Following the resignation of Lights on the Hill founder Kathy White, an interim committee has been elected and is working flat out to stage the annual convoy around what has been its more usual running time of early in the year.

Lights on the Hill spokesperson Juanita Hohn said the interim committee was fully focused on staging the convoy event and confident the day would be as big and bright, if not better, than previous convoy days.

Some of the activities and entertainment appearing on the day includes kids' rides such as Lassiter's Lost Mine, a merry-go-round, a trackless train, and a laser skirmish for the bigger kids.

There will also be kids' games such as three-legged races, egg and spoon races, balloon races and face-painting.

There will be a fully stocked canteen providing food and drink, a Mr Whippy van, fairy floss, snow cones, a Dolly Varden coffee van and licensed bar facilities.

Static historic vehicle displays, a variety of trade displays and a variety of craft vendors will also be on show.

Live country music will be featured throughout the day but there will also be a night-time country music concert featuring such big names as The Wolverines, Jayne Denham, Travis Sinclair, Jeff Brown, Bobkats and the Cross Country Band.

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