ChromeFest 2019 to be held at The Entrance from Friday, October 25, to Sunday, October 27

NOSTALGIA: ChromeFest is a celebration of classic cars, Americana, and vintage glamour at The Entrance. Picture: Supplied

NOSTALGIA: ChromeFest is a celebration of classic cars, Americana, and vintage glamour at The Entrance. Picture: Supplied

CHROMEFEST - a three-day celebration of hot-rods, rock and roll, and 1950s and 1960s Americana - arrives at The Entrance next Friday.

More than 50,000 people are expected to visit the lakeside town to soak up the nostalgia and appreciate the many American classic cars, the ultimate in vintage glamour, and old school rock and roll.

Central Coast Council's community partnerships unit manager, Glenn Cannard, said festival-goers would bask in the beauty of more than 400 show cars on display.

"When you combine classic chrome with rock 'n' roll, vintage glamour and the beauty of The Entrance, you have quite a weekend on your hands," Mr Cannard said.

"Whether you're a car enthusiast or not, you won't be able to resist lining the streets to watch the classic cars cruise through The Entrance.

"We invite locals and visitors to partake in a fun weekend that offers something for everyone - a vintage glamour fashion parade, retro market stalls, three outdoor dance floors and, new to the event this year, The Old Tin Shed."

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Deputy mayor Jane Smith said ChromeFest had become one of the Central Coast's most successful events.

"Not only does ChromeFest inject a great deal of money into our local economy - $13.9 million last year - it reintroduces tourists to The Entrance and Long Jetty, which both have so much to offer," Cr Smith said.

"The event keeps getting bigger and better each year and we are looking forward to a big crowd this year."

ChromeFest 2019 highlights will include:

  • iconic car displays - over 400 show cars to behold;
  • lowriders display;
  • retro market stalls;
  • three outdoor stages boasting undercover dancefloors;
  • a vintage glamour fashion parade;
  • 'Set and Brush Out Workshop' - an opportunity to master the perfect 50s or 60s 'updo'; and
  • soaking up the atmosphere of this nostalgic event at outstanding cafes, restaurants and bars throughout The Entrance and Long Jetty.
HEAVY METAL: You don't have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the style and beauty of the classics that will be on show at ChromeFest. Picture: Supplied

HEAVY METAL: You don't have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the style and beauty of the classics that will be on show at ChromeFest. Picture: Supplied

ChromeFest is a free three-day event. It runs from Friday, October 25, to Sunday, October 27, at The Entrance. It is presented by Central Coast Council and Californian Cruisin' Incorporated.

Road closures will be in place during the event.

Council's free shuttle buses will leave every two hours from 9am on Saturday, and 8am on Sunday, from Tuggerah Railway Station on Bryant Drive, Darren Kennedy Oval on Evans Road in Toukley, and on Yakalla Street in Bateau Bay.

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