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Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off July 10

The 35th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 10-12 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Admission and parking are free. Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds.

The Trucker News Services

7/2/2014

WALCOTT, Iowa —  Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 10 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; several free concerts, including John Anderson and Lindsay Lawler; firewords displays and free cake to celebrate Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 50th anniversary.

Chris Janson will appear on July 10 courtesy of CAT Scale and John Anderson and Lindsay Lawler will appear July 11 presented by Mobil Delvac.

Local bands North of 40 and Dani Lynn Howe & Band also will be in concert.

Friday afternoon attendees can enjoy a piece of cake from a custom-made masterpiece by Carlo’s Bakery, Hoboken, New Jersey, aka “Cake Boss,” to celebrate Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 50th Anniversary.

“It’s a dual celebration this year,” says Delia Moon Meier.  “We are celebrating America’s truckers and celebrating Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 50th Anniversary. We are honored to have been able to serve professional drivers for the past 50 years and look forward to another 50 and beyond.”

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.  Last year’s event attracted approximately 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 thanking drivers for all of their hard work and dedication in hauling America’s freight, stated an Iowa 80 news release. 

The 35th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 10-12 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Admission and parking are free.  Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds.

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