Truckers Jamboree Drives Into I-80 For Its 38th Year
It’s time for a big 10-4 good buddy! The Iowa 80 Truckstop is keeping on trucking for it’s 38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Thursday through Saturday, July 13-15.
The event, as always, is at the 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.
Since it’s inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event is a great place to celebrate and learn about trucking and those big rigs. It’s our way of saying thank you to the millions of truck drivers that deliver the goods we consume, whether it’s groceries, gas, clothes or cars — you can bet it was delivered by a truck.
This year’s jamboree will feature nearly 150 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display; Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; carnival games; several free concerts including Dani Lynn Howe Thursday, Mary Sarah Thursday, Tony Justice on Friday night, Collin Raye Friday, and North of 40 on Saturday. There will be fireworks displays on Thursday and Friday night and loads of fun for the whole family!
“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is about celebrating America’s truckers and the hard work they do while hauling everything we need,” says Delia Moon Meier, owner. “We are proud and honored to serve professional drivers and thankful that we’ve been allowed to do so for the past 53 years,” 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 over 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 showing drivers appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication in hauling America’s freight.
Learn more about the event at www.truckersjamboree.com.
July 13 – July 15
Iowa 80 – The World’s Largest Truckstop
755 W Iowa 80 Rd, Walcott, Iowa 52773