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2020 Walcott Truckers Jamboree Goes Virtual

July 8th, 2020

The 2020 Walcott Truckers Jamboree is going virtual this year with an online Antique Truck Show; Super Truck Beauty Contest; Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest and free meals for drivers from July 9-11, 2020. The Antique Truck Display will move online for this year with a slideshow of all who want to provide photos and information about their antique trucks. Likewise, this year’s Super Truck Beauty Contest will also be a virtual event. Drivers will have the opportunity to enter online, choose competitive categories, submit photos and the public will vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 5th: Bike Nights, Walking Tours, Concert Series and MORE!

July 5th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

What’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

June 29th, 2020

No doubt about it, these have been some tough times we’ve been going through. But even through all of the negative events going on, there has been some good news, and that’s what we concentrate on here, in our What’s The Good News? column on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news for this month? Creature Feature Creeping In The Quad Cities has a new remedy for all that ails them, as Dr. San Guinary brings his Creature Feature T.V. program to the Saturday night airwaves at 11 p.m. starting on July 4th on COZI 6.3. The one-hour program, hosted by... Read More

Virtual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Revs Up in July

June 6th, 2020

After 40 years of drawing crowds to Walcott, Iowa, off I-80, the annual Truckers Jamboreee will be virtual this July 9-11, including an online Antique Truck Show; Super Truck Beauty Contest; Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest and free meals for drivers. “The good news is we will most definitely continue with our long-standing tradition of Celebrating America’s Truckers,” Heather DeBaillie, Vice President of Marketing for the Iowa 80 Truckstop, said in a recent release. “While we can’t host 45,000 people at Iowa 80 to celebrate, we will take the Jamboree virtual and still celebrate the... Read More

40th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Has Arrived!

July 11th, 2019

Get those semi-honking arm pumps prepared! It’s time for the Walcott Truckers Jamboree! The 40th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is happening today, Thursday Jul 11 through Saturday Jul 13 at Iowa 80- The World’s Largest Truckstop (755 W Iowa 80 Rd. Walcott). This free family-friendly 3-day event will include an antique truck display, Super Trucks Beauty Contest, Over 175 exhibits, Iowa Pork Chop Cookout, Carnival Games, Live Country Music, Trucker Olympics, Fireworks and so much more! Since its inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event... Read More

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Driving Into Iowa 80

July 10th, 2018

Get those semi-honking arm pumps prepared! It’s time for the Walcott Truckers Jamboree! The 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is happening this Thursday Jul 12 through Saturday Jul 14 at Iowa 80- The World’s Largest Truckstop (755 W Iowa 80 Rd. Walcott). This free family-friendly 3-day event will include an antique truck display, Super Trucks Beauty Contest, Over 175 exhibits, Iowa Pork Chop Cookout, Carnival Games, Live Country Music, Trucker Olympics, Fireworks and so much more! Since its inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event is... Read More

Walcott Days Offers Family Fun This Weekend

July 13th, 2017

Ice cream socials, parades and apple pie contests? Oh my! It must be time for Walcott Day! Walcott Day is upon us, and this year’s theme is SuperHeroes for a SuperTown! Most activities will take place Victory Park, 202 East Otis Street in Walcott. Here is a full list of activities for the weekend: Friday July 14 6-7:30 p.m.          Ice Cream Social at Courtyard Estates (Proceeds go to Girl/Cub Scouts) Pulled Pork Dinner at Courtyard Estates (Proceeds go to Splash Pad) 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Kid’s Run- ¼ Mile for ages 6 and under, ½ Mile for ages 7-12 at Prairie View Park Dusk                        ... Read More

Truckers Jamboree Drives Into I-80 For Its 38th Year

July 13th, 2017

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... Read More

Savory Food, Country Sounds, Cool Vehicles Highlight Truckers Jamboree

July 15th, 2016

The savory scents of pork chops comingled with the sweet smells of kettle corn as country music lilted on a summer breeze and children bopped between gleaming trucks and tractors tremendous times their size on a fun Thursday opening day of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. The 37th annual event runs through Saturday at the I-80 Truck Stop in Walcott. Admission and parking are free. Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds. And on opening day, a shuttle wasn’t a bad idea, as cars were lined up down the street and off the highway to get into the packed parking lot and... Read More

Plenty of Musical Fan Favorites Booked For The Truckers’ Jamboree

July 14th, 2016

The Walcott Trucker’s Jamboree is rolling a high five of fan favorite musical performers at this year’s event, its 37th at the Iowa 80 Truckstop. The gigs will be held July 14-16, 2016 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. “We have a great line up this year,” says Heather DeBaillie, Marketing Manager. “Our performers are fan favorites.” Thursday July 14 attendees can enjoy the music of Dani Lynn Howe and headliner Clare Dunn. “Dani Lynn is sure to be full of energy and playing our favorites,” says DeBaillie.  “Clare Dunn has just released her new single Tuxedo.... Read More

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