Iowa 80 Truckstop gets all set for Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is gearing up for its blowout celebration of skilled truck drivers, the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

The Jamboree is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott. The enjoyable can be observed at Exit 284 from I-80 in japanese Iowa.

The Jamboree last year was celebrated on line since of the coronavirus restrictions. In 2019, however, there were 45,000 in-human being attendees, reviews a representative of the Iowa 80 Truckstop.

OOIDA’s tour trailer and its skipper, Marty Ellis, are scheduled to go to the 2021 Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Ellis states he has been to the Jamboree a pair of moments selling the South Dakota Unique Olympics Convoys and had a excellent time there.

“It was a good time for that, and I just cannot wait to expertise it doing the job with OOIDA,” Ellis reported.

Admission and parking are free. Much more than 175 displays are predicted, furthermore vintage rock and place music performances, fireworks, Iowa Pork Chop Cookout and an Antique Truck Display.

Occasions at the Jamboree

The Super Truck Elegance Contest is the centerpiece of the Jamboree.

This is a competition for entire-size tractor-trailers. Truck space is allotted on a first-appear, initial-served basis and is free of charge of demand. Truck move-in is on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6-7. Judging is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 8. Awards will be offered at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Vehicles will be on display screen until 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10.

As with the Super Truck Splendor contest, show area at the Antique Truck Display Exhibit will be allotted on a first-arrive, initial-served basis and is free. Transfer in is on July 7, and the vehicles will be on display screen right until 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be protection on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. Sign up right here.

The Trucker’s Finest Pal Pet Contest is a traditional Jamboree celebration. Categories to be judged are greatest dressed, ideal trick and owner glance-a-like. Judging is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 9. Indication up here.

Yet another preferred event is the Trucker Olympics, scheduled for two hrs starting up at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It functions family reunion sort games that have been trucker-fied.

Trucker Olympics gatherings:

  • Tire roll, the place rivals should roll a tire straight for a particular length.
  • H2o cup race, where by competitors will have to operate around obstructions without having spilling the drinking water.
  • Sturdy man/lady, exactly where opponents have to pull a 12,000-pound antique cement truck a sure distance.
  • Drinking water balloon toss, where by a workforce of opponents tosses a water-filled balloon. The crew that tossed the balloon the farthest aside wins.
  • Strap winding, a timed level of competition.

At the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, a 100th birthday party is scheduled for a 1921 International Harvester at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.


Nevertheless heading right after 42 years

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree began in 1979. The truck prevent is east of the Quad Cities space in Iowa at Exit 284 from I-80.

The Iowa 80 Truckstop was set up in 1964. It has 8 places to eat, a Tremendous Truck Showroom and a variety of providers. It claims to be the “world’s largest truck stop.”

The Iowa 80 Team of truck stops also incorporates the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C. the Oak Grove 70 Petro in Oak Grove, Mo., and the Joplin 44 truck end in Joplin, Mo. LL