Walcott Truckers Jamboree takes over Iowa 80 Thursday through Saturday

Updated Jul 12, 2023
IOWA 80 TRUCK STOP

One of the true highlights of the trucking community's summer takes place in the heart of the nation later this week as the Iowa 80 truck stop holds its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

The band ShenandoahShenandoah headlines this year's Truckers JamboreeThe 44th annual celebration of trucks and truckers begins Thursday at 10 a.m. and provides music, food, family fun, fireworks, and, of course, a slew of great-looking trucks through 5 p.m. Saturday. 

Music is a big part of the jamboree and this year, the headling act is Shenandoah, the country rockers from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Over the years the band has produced two gold albums and charted 26 singles including five that went to number one. Shenandoah performs on the jamboree's main stage Saturday evening.

Of course, trucks are the main focus of the jamboree. The Super Trucks Beauty Contest features custom and working trucks, and they are joined by a large exhibit of antique trucks. 

One specific antique truck -- a 1923 Mack AB -- will have its 100th birthday celebrated at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Friday afternoon.

The jamboree also includes the annual Truckers Olympics skills competition and the Truckers Best Friend Pet Contest.

Parking and admission is free and open to the public.

RELATED NEWS: Hear all about the expansion of the Iowa 80 Truck Stop's Truck Museum

Thursday

10 a.m. Jamboree opens and truck judging begins

11 a.m. Iowa Pork Chop Cookout begins and runs through 8:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Trucker Olympics

5 p.m. Got Your Six performs on the main stage

7 p.m. Electric Shock, AC/DC tribute band performs on the main stage

9 p.m. Super Trucks Beauty Contest Lights at Night display and fireworks

Friday

10 a.m. Jamboree opens

10:30 a.m. Truckers Best Friend Pet Contest

11 a.m. Iowa Pork Chop Cookout begins and runs through 8:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. Truckers Olympics

2:30 p.m. 100th Birthday Celebration for 1923 Mack AB at the Iopwa 80 Trucking Museum

5 p.m. Dirt Road Rockers perform on the main stage

7 p.m. Shenandoah  performs on the main stage

9 p.m. Fireworks

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Saturday 

9 a.m. Jamboree opens

11 a.m. Truckers Olympics

11 a.m. Iowa Pork Chop Cookout begins and runs through 4:30 p.m.

1 p.m. Dani Lynne Howe and Band perform on the main stage

3 p.m. Super Trucks Beauty Contest awards presented

 4 p.m. Antique truck plaque presentation

5 p.m. Jamboree closes