Saturday is the big Rock and Hop Gala Day, with the 2018 event attracting more then 900 vehicles, 100 stalls and 10,000 people. This is our huge nostalgia festival the atmosphere is fantastic, with lots of people dressed in their best '50s and '60s clothes, the music is pumping, the stalls are great, the dance floor is rocking and everyone is having a good time.
The cars are all on display and look great lined up on the grass. Take your time to have a look at the amazing array of vehicles from vintage, classic and muscle cars right through to modern. This really is a celebration of motor vehicles over the years, with a figure of roughly $30 million worth of cars on display in 2018. The classic caravans are parked up and are a sight to behold with their retro set-ups and bright colours.
The Stalls are selling everything from clothing, cushions, food, jewellery, nostalgia items and much more. We have a bar area where you can sit back, have a drink and take in all that is going on up on the stage, and there is plenty. The Best Dressed Competition is very popular and the entrants really take pride in their amazing outfits (if you would like to enter the Best Dressed Competition please "click Here").
This year we will have The Drama Queens playing and they really know how to get the crowd up on the dance floor with their great voices and their unique style of entertainment. We also have the finals of the SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards. These outfits/creations have to be seen to be believed, the creativity and time that has gone into making them is incredible. All of the creations must include at least one car, caravan or motorbike part and must evoke the theme of Wear Your Parts. (If you would like to enter an outfit "Click Here" for more details).
Finally of course we have the Show and Shine Competition Winners Parade. This is the highlight for all contestants and public alike. All of the vehicles which have won a prize for their sections are paraded through the crowd and are then lined up for all to view. Don't forget to vote for your participants choice or public choice winners. You can do this at the information centre before 1.30pm.
Public entrance to the Show and Shine Gala Day is a donation to our Hospice so please give generously. Public entrance is open from 10am to 4pm.
If you would like to register your vehicle for our cruises and our Show and Shine please "Click Here"for further details.
Timetable of events