In 1983 we created the first ever UK truck show in the form of Truckfest. Our first Truckfest was held in the snow (believe it or not) at Newark Showground and despite the dreadful weather thousands of truckers and their families turned out to support us and encourage us to make it an annual event.
In 1985 we were invited to bring Truckfest to Shepton Mallet and from the word go, it too was a resounding success with over 1,000 Truckers and their trucks attending. For many of us involved with Truckfest our families grew up seeing Shepton as part of their life. Shepton became our second home - we loved the venue and we loved the people we met. We made many friends. Indeed we stayed at Shepton for over thirty years... it is part of our history, but we never intended it to be "history".
The great news is Truckfest is to return in 2019, having now had the opportunity of confirming with the Royal Bath and West Showground, Truckfest returns to its’ South West home on 31st August and 1st September 2019. It’s a Date!
Date: 31st Aug - 1st September, 2019
Location: Shepton Mallet (Google Map)