THE Upper Hunter Motoring Association (UHMA) is revved up for a big occasion this weekend.
The club's major annual event, the Global Village Motorfest and Fair, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Muswellbrook Showground on Sunday, November 3.
Between 9am and 2pm, the venue plays host to classic vehicles, vintage trucks, motorbikes, trade and market stalls, special interest displays, a jumping castle, puppeteer show, baby animal petting zoo, musical acts and much more.
"We're proud we've made it to 10 years," UHMA's Colin McLean said.
"And, thanks to the support of local businesses, we can run it at a minimum cost to residents and car enthusiasts - while providing free entertainment for the kids.
"We're a not-for-profit organisation, so we're extremely grateful for this kind of assistance throughout the community.
"It's also allowed us to donate funds to a number of charities and, in particular, our nominated recipient, the Muswellbrook PCYC.
"In 2019, we're helping Murrurundi's Doing It For Our Farmers pop-up pantry, too.
"We're keen to give a bit more [money] to those doing it tough during the drought."
This year's activities will kick off with the Motorfest Dinner Dance at the Muswellbrook RSL Club on Saturday, November 2, from 6pm.
"Following the very successful hippy theme in 2018, we're donning pirate outfits this time around," Mr McLean said.
"If you want to dress up smart casual, that's also fine.
"Either way, you will have a fun night.
"Tickets are $50 per person - which includes music, an auction, door prizes, raffle and, of course, good tucker."
Mr McLean said the Global Village Motorfest and Fair was enormously popular on the local - and visitors' - calendar.
"The car show circuit is usually busy throughout September and October," he explained.
"So, it's a good time to host the event in November.
"Everyone looks forward to it."
Entry to the Global Village Motorfest and Fair is $2 per person or $5 for the family.
For more information, contact Geoff Budden on 0407 247 998 (for dinner dance tickets) or Colin McLean on 0428 431 857 (for matters relating to Sunday's event).
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