Walcott Truckers Jamboree goes virtual this year

"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.” said the Senior Vice President.

The 41st Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held virtually this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The truck show, which is held at the “world’s largest”  Iowa 80 truck stop, is scheduled for July 9th through the 11th. Photo galleries will take the place of in-person competitions and viewers will be able to vote online for their favorites. The competitions include an Antique Truck Show, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, and the Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest.

“Per Governor Reynolds’ order we will not be allowed to hold our massive, in-person event this year. The good news is we will most definitely continue with our long-standing tradition of Celebrating America’s Truckers,” reads the website

“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.”

All truck drivers visiting the Iowa 80 Truck Stop July 9th through the 11th will receive a free meal in the Iowa 80 Kitchen restaurant. Meal certificates will be available at the fuel center, service center, Truckomat Truck Wash and Super Truck Showroom.