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Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attracts Over 40,000

The World’s Largest Truckstop celebrated America’s truckers last week with 40,947 drivers and their families as well as local residents during the 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree.  Visitors came from 21 different states and three Canadian provinces to display their trucks. The Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating truckers, rain or shine, since 1979.   “My family has been serving the trucking industry for 51 years. We appreciate the hard job drivers do. The Jamboree is our way of saying thank you.” says Delia Moon Meier. “It is also an event that allows us to promote a positive image of trucking to the general public.”

During the three days, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 67 contestants; a fantastic antique truck display with over 150 vehicles; delicious Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; Carnival Games; and free concerts.  The high energy group Natalie Stovall & The Drive performed Thursday night, courtesy of CAT Scale, and had the crowd going crazy with Natalie’s amazing fiddle skills.  Friday night driver favorite Lindsay Lawler hit the stage followed by country music rising stars The Josh Abbott Band, presented by Mobil Delvac.  Both Thursday night and Friday night included fireworks displays, a truck light show and tons of fun!

“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is a celebration of everything trucking,” said Heather DeBaillie, Iowa 80 Truckstop’s marketing director. “Everything we have comes on a truck. The Jamboree gives us an opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to the professional drivers who deliver those goods. Even the rain on Saturday didn’t keep people from celebrating.”

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also celebrated the 100th birthday of its 1915 Mack AB last week during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree with birthday cake and balloons at the museum.

Next year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 14-16, 2016.

  • Iowa 80 Truckstop


  • Iowa 80 Truckstop


  • Iowa 80 Truckstop