In a special 10 year celebration , ChromeFest is rock ‘n’ rolling its way back to The Entrance for three action packed days of hot rods, rock music and good old fashioned Americana.
ChromeFest 2018 events will take place at various locations at The Entrance from October 26 to 28, with the majority of the three day festival being centred around The Entrance Waterfront and Memorial Park. Central Coast Council Unit Manager, Community Partnerships, Glenn Cannard, said: “over 50,000 visitors from across the country are expected to attend the popular three-day event, which last year generated $9.5m for the local economy.
“There is a massive program of activities and events lined up to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of one of our biggest annual events, including live entertainment, retro market stalls, Vintage Glamour workshops, and of course, the iconic ChromeFest car displays,” Cannard said. “This year will see the expansion of the program to include Lowriders at Picnic Point, and Retro Caravans displayed along the water’s edge on The Entrance Rd. “We also have a new ‘Kidz Zone’ with free activities including face painting, slot cars, a 9D virtual space movie experience, rides, motorised jeeps and a DJ with undercover dance floor.
“We invite everyone to be transported back to the 50’s and 60’s and join in three days of ChromeFest fun,” Cannard said. Some of the highlights from this year’s event include; the traditional Coastal Cruise, The Sydney Swing Katz, The Lincolns, Class of 58, Itchy Fingers, the Lowriders and Heritage Car display, the Pinup Doll Australia Competition, the retro markets, and The Entrance Twilight Cruise. A full program of events is available online at ChromeFest.org. Road closures will be in place during the event. Council’s free shuttle buses will leave every hour from 7.30am until 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday from Tuggerah Railway Station, on Bryant Dve, Darren Kennedy Oval on Evans Rd, Toukley, and from EDSACC Oval, on the corner of The Entrance Rd and Yakalla St in Bateau Bay, to make getting to the event easy for festival goers over the weekend.
Source: Media release, Oct 10 Central Coast Council Media Document, Oct 10 ChromeFest 2018 program