Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attendance Nears 43,000
Celebrating Trucking with Music, Food & More!
The World’s Largest Truckstop celebrated America’s truckers last week with 42,812 drivers and their families as well as local residents during the 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Visitors came from 22 different states and one Canadian province to display their trucks. The Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating truckers, rain or shine, since 1979. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is our chance to thank all of the men and women who deliver the goods we need every day,” says Delia Moon Meier. “My family and all of the Iowa 80 Team are proud to be able to serve them since 1964.”
During the three days, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 91 contestants; a fantastic antique truck display with over 170 vehicles; delicious Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; Carnival Games; and free concerts. Logan Mize performed Thursday night, courtesy of CAT Scale. Southern Rock Legends, the Kentucky Headhunters hit the stage on Friday night to a crowd of thousands; 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 Eric Chesser entertained the crowd; just prior to the Super Truck Beauty Contest awards ceremony and Antique Truck Plaque presentation.
“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree celebrates America’s truck drivers,” said Heather DeBaillie, Iowa 80 Truckstop’s marketing director. “We are fortunate to be able to hold such an event that not only honors truck drivers and the trucking industry, but also showcases trucking in a positive light to the general public.”
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also celebrated the 100th birthday of its 1918 Independent truck (made right in downtown Davenport) last week during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree with birthday cake and balloons at the museum.
Next year’s 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13, 2019.