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Weeks of Speed Festival gains momentum

6 March 2020

Good news for sailing enthusiasts with a much-loved event back on the Weeks of Speed calendar.

Lake Keepit Sailing Club’s Keepit Kup Regatta will go ahead this year, as recent rain has seen lake levels reach in excess of 10%.

The Keepit Kup is an anticipated activity on the Weeks of Speed agenda and will be a weekend affair, commencing 9am on Saturday 14th March and wrapping up on Sunday 15th March at 4pm.

Highlights of the weekend include the Keepit Kup Trophy, and heats of the NENW Zone Regatta, Travellers Trophy and the Thunderbolt Trophy. Attendees will be kept busy on land with evening entertainment.

The following week will see the Weeks of Speed Festival in full swing and on Saturday 21st March the Gunnedah CBD has something for everyone.

At 10am burn rubber to Conadilly Street to catch the Tractor Trek Street Parade. The Rural Museum will have you travel through time with an array of wheels on show including Tractors, Cars old and new, Bikes, Utes, Model Aircraft, Drag Cars, Street Stockers and Speedway Cars.

Afterwards revellers can see their favourite vehicles up close at the Show ‘n’ Shine held in Woolworths Carpark from 10.30am, with the official opening of Weeks of Speed Festival held amongst the engines at 11am.

2MO will be broadcasting live from the event and there will be a barbecue to raise funds for the Rural Fire Service.

Festivities will shift gears and spill across the road to Wolseley Park on Saturday for the Gunnedah Autumn Market Day. The markets are hosted by the Two Rivers Arts Council (TRAC) and Gunnedah Shire Council as part of Gunnedah’s Harmony Week 2020 celebrations.

Visitors are invited to browse the arts and craft and fresh produce stalls and stay to enjoy street food and live music.

The full Weeks of Speed Festival programme can be found at: http://www.visitgunnedah.com.au/index.php/week-of-speed-festival

Photo caption: Sailors in action on Lake Keepit.

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Media Contact: Eliza Gallen 6740 2100.