Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Walcha will come alive with a thunderous roar this weekend as all things machinery, trucks and motorbikes descend on the showgrounds for the annual Antique Machinery and Truck Show.

This 3-day event from the 16th to 18th or February is run by the Oxley Riders Motorcycle Club will provide something for everyone, young and old, motor-heads to marketgoers. Trucks, tractors, motorcycles, engines, and any other type of antique machinery you could think of, as well as market stalls, food stalls and a kids’ corner will be available.

Activities will kick off on Friday as the Tractor Trek departs Walcha Showground at 9.00am for a 30km trek around the Walcha area with activities along the way.

Saturday is a full day of ‘Walcha on Show’. Gates open to the public from 8.00am for the early risers, with plenty of demonstrations on display. The Antique Machinery and Truck Show also coincides with the monthly Walcha Farmers Market in McHatten Park from 8.00am, which is a showcase of local fresh produce and handcrafted goods.

A grand parade through the heart of the town will get underway from 10.00am, led by Oxley Riders Motorcycle Club, joined by visiting bikers, classic cars, vintage tractors and of course trucks representing Walcha’s agricultural and timber heritage. Starting at the Lions Park in Towers Street, the parade will navigate through the main street and around to the Showground to join the Show.

There will be plenty of activities happening to keep you entertained throughout the day including a camp oven cook off, SES demonstrations, Tractor pull and Sawmill demonstrations. Make some time to enjoy a delicious CWA scone with jam and cream and a cuppa. Bar and food services will also be available all day.

The committee has provided opportunities for all ages to get involved, not only with a colouring competition, but the youngsters have also been given a chance to let their creativity shine with a Vintage Cardboard Vehicle Parade. The little ones even have a chance to upstage the big kids unleashing ‘the roaring engines of their balance bikes!’ Great prizes are on offer for the kids who have a go.

In the evening, talented local Ash Barnett and her team of horses will provide a ‘Liberty’ free-style display, showcasing the unique connection and communication between horse and trainer which is established over many hours of close work (and play) together.

Activities will continue on Sunday to keep everyone entertained!

Gate entry prices: Family – $20, Adult – $10, Kids 5-12 yrs – $5 with kids under 5 – Free. For further information please contact wamats@outlook.com.au or the Walcha Antique Machinery & Truck

April, subject to weather conditions or unforeseen delays.

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