Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Today

July 13, 2011

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The 32nd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will begin today at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa.

The event has over 175 exhibits and events, including the Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, Iowa pork chop cookout, trucker Olympics, carnival games, live bands, and fireworks. Admission and parking are free and shuttles will be provided from the parking area.

Headlining the event, Marty Stuart will perform live at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks display and Super Truck light show. The concert is being presented by Mobil Delvac.

Friday's events include a 100th Birthday Party for the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum's 1911 Walker Electric Truck to be held at 2:30 pm.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree began in 1979 featuring a few exhibits, live music, food and a small display of antique trucks. That first Jamboree only attracted a few hundred drivers, a far cry from the 30,000 attendees today.

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