Mighty Truckfest is heading back to County Durham, it has been revealed.

Truckfest North East, is a family event, that will be held in the vast space at the Wolsingham Showground in Weardale on June 1 and 2. 

Truckers, truck fans and families who have enjoyed this annual spectacle for many years will again be able get a glimpse of the UK's top trucks on display, from classics of yesteryear to giant American Super trucks.The Northern Echo:

The national Truckfest event has frequently been described as the “Glastonbury for Trucks” with hundred of trucks taking part in competitions over the weekend and being a part of what is a very much ‘larger-than-life gathering’ of the road haulage industry.

There are American trucks, vintage trucks, and highly customised everyday working trucks.

Truckers from across the country come to show off their pride and joy at the festival as they compete over the weekend. It also allows the truckers to meet everyone who is celebrating the industry, and the part it plays in everyone’s lives.

Truck Manufacturers and Distributors are there showing off the very latest innovations and what they have on offer for hauliers and drivers. There is even an electric zone to highlight the road haulages future.

Event sponsors Fruehauf use the event to welcome their customers onto their exhibition stand.

There will also be action from Monster trucks Slingshot and Swamp Thing in the main arena who will be competing against each other all weekend. The main arena will also play host to Motorcycle stunt team Broke FMX.The Northern Echo:

There are industry demonstrations and Main Plaza entertainment throughout the weekend with live music from a variety of bands and singers, and some well-known cartoon characters will be out and about the showground especially for the little ones.

Colin Ward, Managing Director of Truckfest said: “Since 1983 Truckfest has delivered a great day out and a fantastic family experience for the whole family. Our team have worked tirelessly to make sure we bring you the event you have grown to love.

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"Whenever we ask our visitors why they come to Truckfest the reply is always the same” we have come for the Trucks” and we promise you we will still have lots of trucks and lots of family fun for all the family at Truckfest North West 2024.

“We ask you this year to pre-book online and you can do so on the Truckfest website. Your advanced ticket will also ensure swifter entry into the event.”

Truckfest opens its doors at 9am-5pm on both days. To pre-book your tickets click here

The Northern Echo: Truckfest comes to Wolsingham