Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attendance Over 44,500
Trucks, Music & Family Fun!
The World’s Largest Truckstop celebrated America’s truckers last week with 44,523 drivers and their families as well as local residents during the 38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Visitors came from 25 different states and two Canadian provinces to display their trucks. The Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating truckers, rain or shine, since 1979. “My family is proud to have been serving the trucking industry for 53 years. says Delia Moon Meier. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is our chance to thank all of the men and women who deliver the good we need every day, and we are honored to do so.”
During the three days, guests enjoyed over 143 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 72 contestants; a fantastic antique truck display with over 170 vehicles; delicious Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; Carnival Games; and free concerts. Mary Sarah performed Thursday night, courtesy of CAT Scale, and wowed the crowd with her amazing voice. Country music Collin Raye hit the stage on Friday night to a crowd of thousands. Tony Justice opened for Raye. Both were presented by Mobil Delvac. Both Thursday night and Friday night included fireworks displays, a truck light show and plenty of fun for the whole family!
Saturday afternoon local favorite North of 40 hit the stage; just prior to the Super Truck Beauty Contest awards ceremony and Antique Truck Plaque presentation.
“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is a celebration of trucking,” said Heather DeBaillie, Iowa 80 Truckstop’s marketing director. “It’s a great privilege to be able to not only honor drivers and their hard work, but to showcase trucking to the general public as well.”
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also celebrated the 100th birthday of its 1917 Velie last week during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree with birthday cake and balloons at the museum.
Next year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 12-14, 2018.