Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree begins Thursday
The Super Truck Beauty Contest is one of several highlights each year the the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. (Courtesy: IOWA 80 TRUCK STOP)
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WALCOTT, Iowa — Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 33rd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off Thursday for two days of everything trucking.
The event will feature nearly 200 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display, the Iowa pork chop cookout, Trucker Olympics, carnival games, a fireworks display and two free concerts: Randy Houser on Thursday sponsored by Mobil Delvac and James Wesley on Friday courtesy of CAT Scale;
Admission and parking are free and shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds courtesy of Freight Exchange.
“Professional drivers are the reason we have everything. They bring it all to us,” says Delia Moon Meier, Iowa 80 senior vice president. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree allows us to show our appreciation to the people who keep America moving.”
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The first Walcott Truckers Jamboree only attracted a few hundred people in 1979 and featured a few exhibits, live music, food and a small display of antique trucks.
Today, the Walcott Truckers Jamboree attracts approximately 30,000 attendees.
The Iowa 80 Truckstop is located on Interstate 80 at Exit 84.
For more information on the Jamboree, click here.
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