Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Next Week
Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off on July 11th 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 and loads of fun for the whole family! 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,” says 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. 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.