The National Veteran Car Rally Light Parade and carnival will be held on Wednesday, 26th September from 5pm until 9pm in the CBD.
The carnival and food area will be in Templar Street and the Show and Shine area is in Rankin Street.
“The vehicles will arrive in Rankin Street at approximately 5:30pm with their candles, lanterns or lights on. The cars will depart the event at approximately 8:30pm.
Many of these wonderful vehicles were manufactured from 1918 and travel at no faster than 10mph,” said Committee Chairman, Ian Bown. There are up to 149 vehicles and 288 people involved in the parade and display.
There will be a food area in Templar Street which focuses on homemade, local product and farmers’ market style stalls. “We are expecting gourmet food providers such as Trang’s Vietnamese Food, Franklin Road Gourmet, Wallington Wines, Sweet Three Vintage Van, boutique beer and of course a barbeque provided by the Men’s Shed,” said Ian. Some of the local eateries will be open and providing food as well.
In addition, the CBD will be hosting entertainment such as singers, dancers and music from the stage area. Children’s activities include a jumping castle and giant games.
The Forbes Business Chamber is running a promotion on their Facebook page in which they will be choosing a lucky family to go for a ride in one of the vintage cars in the upcoming Veteran’s Car Gaslight Parade and Carnival. The ride is for two adults and three children under the age of 12.
Visit their page to find out how you can win.