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Top Pick: Two-day Truck Country Show

When logging on to the web site www.truckcountry.sk (in both in English and Slovak), visitors are met by a series of photos previewing the Truck Country Show, including colourfully decorated big-rig trucks, heavily muscled truck-pullers, saucy country dancers and country music groups, girls in wet T-shirts, bungee-jumpers and guitarists around bonfires.
Beginning at 18:00 at Camp Lodenica on Friday, June 15, the Truck Country Show will be a two-day open air event with a western accent. At 20:00, the first Slovak country music groups - Bukasový Masív and Čochciari - joined by the professional dance group Maryland (from Trenčín) will begin their performances. Soon after, the Czech group Zelenáči (Greenhorns) will take the stage. When the professional tunes fade out with the arrival of dusk, intimate acoustic guitar sessions will spring to life around bonfires, lasting till morning.


Slovak and Czech country groups will perform.
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When logging on to the web site www.truckcountry.sk (in both in English and Slovak), visitors are met by a series of photos previewing the Truck Country Show, including colourfully decorated big-rig trucks, heavily muscled truck-pullers, saucy country dancers and country music groups, girls in wet T-shirts, bungee-jumpers and guitarists around bonfires.

Beginning at 18:00 at Camp Lodenica on Friday, June 15, the Truck Country Show will be a two-day open air event with a western accent. At 20:00, the first Slovak country music groups - Bukasový Masív and Čochciari - joined by the professional dance group Maryland (from Trenčín) will begin their performances. Soon after, the Czech group Zelenáči (Greenhorns) will take the stage. When the professional tunes fade out with the arrival of dusk, intimate acoustic guitar sessions will spring to life around bonfires, lasting till morning.

On day two at 10:00, decorated big-rigs will be showcased in the town centre, while the camp grounds turn into an American Indian settlement with authentic tepees. Several attractions for adults and children will be on offer, such as face painting, horseback riding, bungee-jumping and water activities at the nearby Sĺňava lake. Xtreme bicyclist Tomáš Langermann, who has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for his feats, will also exhibit his skills.

Other attractions will include truck pulling (where men test their strength by pulling big-rigs by rope), contests to see who can drink beer and eat frankfurters the quickest, arm wrestling and barrel throwing competitions. The 'most beautiful big-rig' will be named before sunset, and country groups Cmaro and Kamion will begin the closing night's entertainment at 19:00. Then, after a concert by Slovak country star Alan Mikušek, the competition for the crown of Miss Wet T-shirt will take place.

Frankie Vojtisk and his Renault truck, the reigning champion of the European Truck Cup, will also join the event, which takes place a couple kilometres south of Piešťany. For more information and an exact map check out: www.truckcountry.sk.

By Zuzana Habšudová

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