COVID-19 forces Walcott Truckers Jamboree to go online only

One of the most beloved annual events in the trucking industry will be held virtually instead of in person because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Organizers with the Walcott Truckers Jamboree have announced that the 2020 celebration will be taking place online only July 9 — 11 instead of at the usual location at the Iowa 80 Truckstop.

Event organizers say that they have been forced to move the event online because of Coronavirus orders put in place by Governor Kim Reynolds.

Last year, around 40,000 people attended the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

This year’s online-only celebration will feature the Virtual Super Trucks Beauty Contest, a Virtual Antique Trucks Display, and a Virtual Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest. All concerts have been rescheduled for 2021. You can click here for a full schedule of virtual events.

Event organizers say that professional CDL drivers can still receive a free meal at the Iowa 80 Kitchen restaurant July 9 — 11. Meal certificates will be available during those three days at the Fuel Center, Service Center, Truckomat Truck Wash and Super Truck Showroom.

“We want drivers to know how much we appreciate the hard work they do. This certainly isn’t the way we thought our 41st Jamboree would play out, but we care about drivers and their families and we still want to celebrate them.” says Delia Moon Meier, Senior Vice President. “We truly hope everyone understands and we hope that you will join us in spirit and online July 9th-11th in celebration of trucking. We look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2021.”