Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Next Week
Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off next week on July 10th 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: Chris Janson on July 10th courtesy of CAT Scale and Lindsay Lawler and John Anderson on July 11th presented by Mobil Delvac and local bands North of 40 and Dani Lynn Howe & Band as well; fireworks displays on Thursday and Friday night and loads of fun for the whole family! 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,” says Meier.
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.
The 35th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 10-12, 2014 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.