VIDEO - Casino Truck Show countdown: 100 days to go

TODAY marks 100 days until the greatest truck show in the southern hemisphere gets underway and the excitement is building.

The 2023 Casino Truck Show will be held in the Casino CBD on Saturday 5 August.

Celebrating its 10th year, and with today being just 100 days away from getting up close to those who carry our great nation, organisers are busily setting the scene for what is shaping up to be the best-ever North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show.

According to Richmond Valley Council’s Director Service Delivery Angela Jones, last year’s Casino Truck Show was the biggest yet with an estimated 8000 people attending, and the expectation was more entries and more people would attend this year.

Ms Jones said surviving 10 years as a regional event was no small feat, and even more impressive when you throw a global pandemic into the fray.

However, she said, that’s exactly what the Casino Truck Show was celebrating – an entire decade of showcasing an industry which kept the country moving.

“We couldn’t be prouder to host such a dynamic event, which over the past 10 years has opened up our beautiful town and the Richmond Valley to the rest of Australia,” Ms Jones said.

“Since its inception in 2011 – we lost two years to COVID-19 – the Casino Truck Show has developed a reputation as the greatest truck show in the southern hemisphere.

“We are delighted to again welcome North Coast Petroleum as naming rights sponsor and are thankful for the support and encouragement of the many other sponsors who have come on board this year.

“As a community which is passionate about its transport industry, we welcome all and sundry to Casino on Saturday 5 August.”

Entertainment this year includes the Country Mud Band, AirtimeFMX, and the Wildlife Twins. As well, there will be plenty of kid-friendly activities such as amusements rides and face painting. There will also be exhibitors showcasing industry-related products and services, food vans and market stallholders.

Online registrations and market stall applications will open Thursday 1 June. Stay tuned to the Casino Truck Show’s Facebook page and website for further information.

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