Truck 2016 - OFYFC's Chill out Zone
15 July 2016
30 Members from across the County came together to create a Chill out zone for Truck 2016 festival goers.
The festival based in Steventon opened its gates to 8000 people in what prooved to be an amazing weekend.
The idea behind our pitch was to create a quiet zone within the busy festival, somewhere people to go to relax and unwind or for the younger festival goers to enjoy a selection of traditional garden games - hook a duck, splat the rat, a traditional coconut shy.
We enjoyed live music from two local musicians - Tom Fell and Harry from 'Waiting for Smith' and Christina O'Hare ran a Jewellery workshop throughout the weekend, Members past and present provided round the clock coverage of the pitch in exchange for discounted Truck tickets, giving the stand and hour or two of their time and then being free to enjoy all the highlights that Truck had to offer including 'The Mystery Jets' , 'Kodaline' and 'The Manic Street Preachers'.
During the course of the weekend we also invited people to compete in tradional Young Farmer competitions - the legendary 'Tug-of-War' went down a storm with 6 teams competing, the 'Frozen T-shirt' competition caused much frustration but the cold t-shirts were also a welcome relief as the temperatures at the fesiival soared!
We took the opportunity to talk to our visitors, whist introducing the live music we briefly introduced us as an organisation, our aim for the weekend was to get the Oxfordshire Young Farmers name back out there, for people to see that its an organisation open to all, to highlight the unique opportunities being a member can offer and i can happily say that we completely smashed it.
Ideas are already coming in for Truck 2017, cant wait.