So Much To See And Do At The 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree
Walcott, Iowa – The 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13 at The World’s Largest Truckstop.
This annual trucking party attracts truckers from all over the country and is truly a unique experience.
“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is truly an event about the professional driver,” says Heather DeBaillie, Vice President of Marketing.
“We appreciate the important job they do in keeping America rolling and we think they should be celebrated.”
What’s Happening At This Year’s Show?
The 2019 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will feature a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display; Iowa pork chop cookout; over 150 exhibits, Trucker Olympics; carnival games; two fireworks displays, and a 100th birthday party for not one, but two trucks at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.
A 1919 International and a 1919 Pierce Arrow will be honored.
“The 1919 International is the first truck Bill Moon (founder of Iowa 80) ever purchased,” says Dave Meier, museum curator.
“He kept the truck at his house under the car port. His kids played on it and Bill drove it in many parades. It was the truck that started his love of collecting.”
Moon’s collection grew over the years into what has become one of the most impressive displays of antique trucks in the United States.
Take a tour of the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum featured in Transportation Nation Network’s (TNN) original series trucking show, Truckerville.
Click on the image below to watch.
Great Live Concerts
On Thursday, July 11th attendees can enjoy a performance by Davisson Brothers Band who have been hailed by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”.
“If you like a little Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top and some Bon Jovi, you are going to have a great time listening to these guys,” says Heather DeBaillie, Vice President of Marketing.
Local favorite Dani Lynn Howe and Band will kick off the concert at 5:00 PM.
Fireworks and the Lights at Night show will follow.
Friday, July 12th brings another great evening of music.
Friend of TNN, Lindsay Lawler, and Natalie Stovall will get the party going at 5:00 PM opening for CMA Award winning group Sawyer Brown.
With 38 years and 5,000 shows under their belt; when asked what their secret is, lead singer Mark Miller simply says, “We’re blue collar working-class guys from the neighborhood who just happen to get up on stage at night and make music.”
They are sure to play favorites such as Six Days on the Road, Some Girls Do, Travelin’ Band, Thank God for You and many, many more.
Fireworks will cap off the evening.
On Saturday, July 13th attendees will be treated to the southern rock sounds of The Kentucky Headhunters starting at 1:00 PM.
They are best known for their hits O Lonesome Me, Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine, Dumas Walker and so many more.
DeBaillie says, “The Kentucky Headhunters wanted to come back again this year to finish the what they started, and we can’t wait for their performance!”
Food, Food, And More Food!
If you’ve ever been to the Walcott Truckers Jamboree then you know how great the food is.
From their famous pork chop sandwiches to the incredible all-you-can-eat buffet at The Iowa 80 Kitchen restaurant, no one will go away hungry.
Attendees this year can even grab a breakfast treat on Saturday, July 13th in the Super Truck Showroom (chrome shop).
“In lieu of a cake this year we are going to be giving away doughnuts and crescents from Tiffiny’s Tipton Bakery. You won’t want to miss the huge doughnut wall we are building!” remarks DeBaillie.
TNN Co-Founder Will Be A Judge Of Super Truck Beauty Contest For 10th Year In A Row
For the 10th consecutive year, TNN co-founder Micah Jackson will be a judge of the Super Truck Beauty Contest.
Jackson says it is one of the highlights of the year for him.
“It’s an awesome experience. The competitors invest an incredible amount of hard work and dedication into building and perfecting their rigs. It’s an honor to serve them and the great folks at Iowa 80,” he commented.
FREE, FREE, FREE!
Admission and parking to the event and all concerts is FREE!
Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds courtesy of Sherwin Williams.
The 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree, is being held July 11-13, 2019 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa.
The most up to date information can be found at www.truckersjamboree.com.