Chromefest festival shines brightest 10 years on
RELIVE memories and share them with children and grandchildren more than ever before at this year's 10th anniversary Chromefest.
That's what Central Coast Council Events team manager Cobey Linsley is hoping Seniors will do over the free three-day festival at the Entrance from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28.
"It's an awesome achievement," Cobey said of the growth of the festival since it began as a one-day affair, with one stage, one dance floor and about 80 cars on display a decade ago.
As well as stretching to three days of non-stop entertainment, the festival now incorporates three outdoor stages, three dance floors, more than 10 other local venues, 70 retro market stalls, fashions, rock and roll dance displays, the Miss Pin-up Doll competition and over 450 of those all-important classic American cars and hotrods.
Over 50,000 people attended last year's event, with even more expected this year, with expansion of Sunday's program to include "lowriders" at Picnic Point and more than 10 retro caravans, including vans from the early 1940s to 1965, along the water's edge on The Entrance Rd.
"We brainstorm every year after the event, and thought this zone along the waterfront is just perfect for people to remember those old family caravan holidays," Cobey said.
If you have a pre-1988 caravan which you would like to display, you can still register right up until the day.
For the first time this year, there is also a special 'Kidz Zone' incorporating everything from the traditional face-painting to slot cars, a 9D virtual space movie, rides, motorised jeeps and a dance floor for the grandkids.
"So you can share your passion, your memories of family holidays and keep the kids happy," Cobey said.
She also encouraged Seniors to take advantage of the free hourly event shuttle bus from Tuggerah station, Darren Kennedy Oval Toukley and EDSACC Oval Bateau Bay, "so you can spend more time enjoying the festival rather than searching for parking".
Buses run 7.30am to 4.30pm and return from the venue on the hour.
ChromeFest is presented by Central Coast Council and Californian Cruisin Inc.
To view the full program, go to www.chromefest.org, and whether you are going or not, remember there will be road closures in place.