Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree gets fully underway this Thursday through Saturday for three days of all things trucking.
This year’s event features nearly 150 exhibits; a Super Truck beauty contest, antique truck display; Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; and carnival games.
Several free concerts are scheduled, including the Dani Lynn Howe Band and Clare Dunn on Thursday, courtesy of CAT Scale, and North of 40 and Sammy Kershaw on Friday, presented by Mobil Delvac. Lindsay Lawler, who is trucking’s Highway Angel spokeswoman, performs on Saturday afternoon.
There will be fireworks displays on Thursday and Friday night and loads of fun for the whole family. Visitors on Friday afternoon can enjoy a piece of cake at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in celebration of the 1916 Mack AC truck’s 100th birthday. Ruth Fruehauf, the granddaughter of trailer founder August Fruehauf, will be on hand for a book signing.
“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is about celebrating America’s truckers and the hard work they do while hauling everything we need,” said Delia Moon Meier, owner. “We are proud and honored to serve professional drivers and thankful that we’ve been allowed to do so for the past 52 years,” says Meier.
The first Walcott Truckers Jamboree only attracted a few hundred people back in 1979, offering a few exhibits, live music, food and a small display of antique trucks. Last year’s event attracted more than 42,000 attendees. Celebrating America’s Truckers is why the Jamboree was founded all those years ago and is still at the very core of the event. It is Iowa 80’s way of showing drivers appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication in hauling America’s freight.
The 37th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, located off Interstate 80 (Exit 284), in Walcott, Iowa. Admission and parking are free. Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds.
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