Waiuku Steel 'n' Wheels Festival 2023

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What a day! The Waiuku Steel 'n' Wheels Festival on 30th April was a great success, attracting approx. 15,000 people, despite weather forecasts.           It turned on a good 'ole rumble of a day in the town centre, from 10am-2 pm.
What a great turn out from our community and all the visitors and exhibitors who travelled to be here for a fantastic day, enjoyed by all.

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations which will support the continuation of this community event. 

The Kids carnival was packed and the popular Freestyle NZ with their amazing FMX Bike stunt crew were a massive hit for all ages! The amazing team on the Bottle-O Harley & V8 Chainsaws did a great job, with a huge following yet again.

Kevin Gubb's Nitro Dragster and the finale of the mind blasting Mount Shop & Arrow Wheels  JET Car, delivered the goods, with crowds captivated and amazed!

Members of the Police, St.John Ambulance, Coastguard, Waiuku Community Patrol and Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi enjoyed chatting to people from all over the community about the important work they do. Other local groups fundraising on the day such as Waiuku Lions Club and Waiuku Scouts, Waiuku Guides had a great day. Thanks so much to these wonderful organisations who do so much for our community, for taking part, and thanks to everyone for supporting them on the day, it really makes a difference.

The band "Off The Record" were absolutely fantastic and we have had phonecalls since the event to ask about how to hire them for events. You boys are great!  The Franklin Rockers treated us all to some smooth RnR jives in vibrant colour. You certainly rock!

The markets had all sorts of amazing Food choices, Crafts, Clothing, Gifts, Community fundraisers, Ice Cream, Candyfloss, Face painting and goodies galore.

Thank you to our awesome exhibitors, amazing Steel 'n' Wheels event committee and our volunteers, because without you, we couldn't bring this event to our town.

This event was proudly supported by the Franklin Local Board, NZ Steel and the Waiuku Business & Development Association.