It's on again: Promoter Peter Grimmond (front), Steve Smith and Peter Hazelton prepare for the show.
It's on again: Promoter Peter Grimmond (front), Steve Smith and Peter Hazelton prepare for the show. Bruce Thomas

Coffs show creates happy campers

MORE than $4 million is expected to change hands at the Coffs Coast 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Boat Show.

The seventh annual show is on this weekend at the Coffs Harbour Race Course and organiser Peter Grimmond is expecting bumper sales.

“A lot of people last year went to the Brisbane show the week before ours to look, then went home and thought about their purchase and made it at the Coffs show,” Mr Grimmond said.

“It will be much bigger than 2009 as we really copped it weather-wise last year and only had 5000 visitors but the weather is forecast to be perfect this year.”

Retailers from as far north as Bundaberg and from Nowra in the south will be converging on the race course.

“The attraction of the show is the huge range,” Mr Grimmond said.

More than 70 caravans, slide-ons and motor homes will be on display and 50 camper trailers are also expected.

Great holiday ideas will be on show in the Short Breaks Pavilion. Visitors can talk to representatives from Armidale, Clarence Valley, Countrylink, Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, National Parks and Wildlife Service, as well as West Kunderang Recreational Retreat at Wollomombi.

“We are going to show everyone just how big this can be,” Mr Grimmond said.

“If the weather is kind, the crowds show up and sales are made, this show will grow to become a major regional event.”

Gates are open from 10am until 4pm today and tomorrow. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 concession, $5 for students and $25 for a family of two adults and up to four children.



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