Bus shuttling fans to Parkes to pay homage to the King

NOW OR NEVER: Orange City Council tourism manager Glenn Mickle, Elvis tribute artist James Caulfield and tourism officer Larna Perry encouraged people to book their seat on the shuttle bus. Photo: EMILY BENNETT
NOW OR NEVER: Orange City Council tourism manager Glenn Mickle, Elvis tribute artist James Caulfield and tourism officer Larna Perry encouraged people to book their seat on the shuttle bus. Photo: EMILY BENNETT

STOP, look and listen on the roads this week as there will be extra traffic en route to the Parkes Elvis Festival.

Meet like-minded Elvis fans at Visit Orange’s bus to Cooke Park in Parkes.

Orange City Council tourism manager Glenn Mickle said the bus service linked people who chose to stay in Orange during the festival.

“Parkes was short of accommodation last year,” Mr Mickle said.

“We want to help the Parkes festival grow and help people enjoy themselves.”

Elvis tribute artist James Caulfield encouraged people to visit the festival. “You’ve got to experience the festival. It’s a bucket list item,” Mr Caulfield said.

Buses will depart from the Visitor Information Centre at 8.30am on Friday, 8am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday. Tickets are $30 return from the centre or by calling 1800 069 466.

For the sixth year in a row, the 400-seat Elvis train sold out within an hour in October last year.

There are still train services to Parkes available.

Visit www.nswtrainlink.info or call 13 22 32 for bookings.