Hubbard truck show returns to Gillett

By: 
NEW Media Staff

Big rigs are scheduled to invade Gillett this weekend for the sixth annual Roy Hubbard Memorial Truck Show at the Oconto County fairgrounds in Zippel Park.

The grounds will be open 10 a.m. to midnight June 14-15. Truck registration is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days.

​Hubbard founded Roy Hubbard Rental Trucking Inc. in the 1930s and spent 45 years in the trucking industry until his death in 1987 at the age of 74. At one point, his company was the sole transporter of Gillett Canning Co.’s canned goods.

​The show was created in late 2018 to honor Hubbard and his lifetime of work in the Gillett area.

A craft and vendor fair is held in conjunction with the truck show, with booths open 3-8 p.m. June 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15.

Other events June 14 include an opening ceremony at 5:45 p.m., music by Homegrown from 6-11 p.m., and fireworks and a light show at dusk.

The second day of the show includes voting for the Kids Choice favorite truck from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a bike drawing at 3 p.m. The annual Light Parade of Trucks through downtown Gillett caps the festivities at about 9:30 p.m.

Music on June 15 is expected to be provided by Ken and Kris from noon to 3 p.m., Eight Second Ride from 4-8 p.m., and Crankin Yankees from 8 p.m. to midnight. The bands are sponsored by Joe Arndt Trucking, Falling Star Transport, and Roxy and Rosie’s Railway Bar and Grill.

Carry-ins are not permitted; food will be available courtesy of the Underhill Fire Department and the Primal Eats Taco Truck.