ROLLING THUNDER: Last year’s Casino Beef Week Truck Show parade rolls through the streets of the town.
ROLLING THUNDER: Last year’s Casino Beef Week Truck Show parade rolls through the streets of the town. Doug Eaton

Beef Week is ready to keep on trucking

THE CASINO Truck Show is on again this year, and after the success of last years' debut, organisers have promised an even bigger and better event.

Whatever kind of truck you've been dreaming about; chances are you'll find it this weekend in Casino.

According to Casino Beef Week president Stuart George, the idea behind the event was hatched when the Beef Week committee was looking for more events to run throughout the year.

Mr George was in the pub one night chatting to a couple of locals who happened to be truck drivers by trade.

"They raised the idea and we decided 'Let's have a go at it'," Mr George said.

"We had no preconceived ideas on how many trucks we'd get and it was a great success. We had about 500 people come and 85 trucks."

This year the trucks will roll up early on Saturday morning ahead of a parade through the streets of Casino at 11am.

The action will then shift to the Primex grounds where trucks will be judged and trophies handed out, including a people's choice award.

"We've got trucks coming from as far south as Victoria - there's every type of truck you can imagine," Mr George said.

"They're all working trucks - they'll get home from work on Friday and clean 'em up and bring them in Saturday."

There will also be plenty of kids' rides, live music, food, and truck merchandise for families to enjoy.

"We're trying to do it as a family afternoon. We got a lot of good ideas on how to improve it last year so we're taking those on board and seeing if we can make this year better."

"It will be a full afternoon for everyone and finish up about 5pm."

For more information go to the beef week website, casino


WHAT: Casino Truck Show

WHEN: Saturday

WHERE: 11am Casino CBD public parade, then main event at the Primex grounds.

HIGHLIGHTS: More than 80 trucks of all shapes, sizes, colours and styles.

ALSO: Kids' rides, live music, BBQ, full bar.

ENTRY: Adults $5, kids under 15 free