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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Truckers Jamboree Draws 42,000 To World’s Largest Truck Stop

 

The 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree celebrated America’s truckers last week with 42,812 drivers and their families as well as local residents at the World’s Largest Truckstop. Visitors came to the Iowa 80 from 22 different states and one Canadian province to display their trucks. “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. 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 and a truck light show.

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 honours truck drivers and the trucking industry but also showcases trucking in a positive light to the general public.”

Next year’s 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13, 2019.