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Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off next week

The Trucker News Services

7/5/2013

WALCOTT, IOWA --   Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off next week on July 11 for three full days of everything trucking. 

The event will feature nearly 175 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display; Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; carnival games; two free concerts: Lindsay Lawler on July 11th courtesy of CAT Scale and Blackberry Smoke on July 12th presented by Mobil Delvac; a fireworks display. Admission and parking are free. Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds.

“My dad founded the Walcott Truckers Jamboree 34 years ago to show his appreciation for drivers and all their hard work in moving America’s freight,” said Delia Moon Meier, Iowa 80 Senior Vice President. “Everyone at Iowa 80 is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating truckers and promoting a positive image of the trucking industry. We can’t think of a better way to say thank you.”

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. Celebrating America’s Truckers is why the Jamboree was founded all those years ago and is still at the very core of the event, Meier said. It is Iowa 80’s way of thanking drivers for all of their hard work and dedication in hauling America’s freight. 

The 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 11-13, 2013 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Thursday, July 11th

10:00 am Judging Begins

Super Truck Beauty Contest

Noon Jamboree Festivities Begin

Noon - 8:30 pm Iowa Pork Chop Cook-Out

Noon - 7:00 pm - Exhibits Are Open

- Games Open

Noon - 9:00 pm - Super Truck Beauty Contest

- Antique Truck Display

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm North of 40

Main Stage

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Lindsay Lawler Concert

Main Stage

9:00 pm - Judging Begins for the

(dusk) Super Truck Beauty Contest

Lights at Night Competition

- Fireworks Display

Please note: schedule is subject to change.

Friday, July 12th

10:00 am Jamboree Festivities Begin

10:00 am - 7:00 pm - Exhibits Are Open

- Games Open

10:00 am - 9:00 pm - Super Trucks On Display

- Antique Truck Display

11:00 am - 8:30 pm Iowa Pork Chop Cook-Out

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Trucker Olympics

Near Main Stage

2:30 pm 100th Birthday Party

1913 Rambler

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dani Lynn Howe & Band

Main Stage

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Blackberry Smoke Concert

Main Stage

9:00 pm Fireworks Display

(dusk)

34 years of Celebrating America’s Truckers®

Saturday, July 13th

9:00 am Jamboree Festivities Begin

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Exhibits Are Open

- Games Open

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Super Trucks On Display

- Antique Truck Display

11:00 am - 4:30 pm Iowa Pork Chop Cook-Out

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Trucker Olympics

Near Main Stage

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Identity Crisis

Main Stage

3:00 pm Super Truck Beauty Contest

Awards - Main Stage

4:00 pm Antique Truck Plaque

Presentation - Main Stage

5:00 pm Show Closes

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