SHINY RIG: One of the exhibits from last year’s Heywood Truck show.
SHINY RIG: One of the exhibits from last year’s Heywood Truck show. Lindy Annett Photography

Top truckin' things to do in February and March

Heywood Truck and Ute Show

Heywood Rec Reserve, Vic

February 27

This year's truck and ute show will be held in conjuction with the Wood, Wine and Roses Festival.

There's more than $15,000 up for grabs in prizes to be won so make sure to add this one to the calendar. Gates open at 7am and entries close at 11am.

The day is also a family affar with a street parade, live bands, woodchop, circus and kids amusements.

For the shoppers there will be market, food and clothing stalls, for the young at heart a vintage tractor pull.

Then when the sun goes down there will be fireworks.

Free camping is available for those who want to stay overnight.

For more information see the Heywoodtruckandute Show on Facebook.

Grafton Truckie Memorial Day

Grafton Memorial Wall, Pacific Hwy NSW

March 19

THIS year's memorial day will kick off at 1.30pm at the Memorial Wall on the Pacific Hwy, South Grafton.

All are welcome to attend the memorial ceremony and afternoon tea will be provided following the service.

Briony Rediger, promotional officer, phone 0418 463 307

Penrith Working Truck Show

Museum of Fire, Penrith, NSW

March 20

IN its 29th year, the annual Penrith Working Truck Show is putting on an exciting day of non-stop entertainment.

Adam Brand and the Outlaws will perform, as well as Amber Lawrence and the girls of Country, with concert sound and full stage.

There will be rides and unique exhibits, with major prizes and trophies for truck entries.

Adults cost $35, up to three children free with paying adult.

See http://www.pwts.com.au or phone 02 4731 3000

Mid-America

Trucking Show

Louisville, USA

March 31-April 2

THE Mid-American Trucking Show is said to be the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world.

Held each year at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, Kentucky, the show attracts 70,000 attendees and more than 1000 exhibitors from throughout the United States and abroad.

See http://www.truckingshow.com

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