July 13, 2009
Contact: Jack Horan, Heather Debaillie, or Delia Moon Meier

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Keeps the Party Going!

Celebrating America's Truckers Rain or Shine.


The World’s Largest Truckstop celebrated its 45th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree last week. The 30th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree, held July 9-10 hosted tens of thousands of drivers and their families. During the two days, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 82 contestants; a fantastic antique truck display with over 200 vehicles; delicious Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; Carnival Games; three live bands; a fantastic fireworks display and loads of fun! This year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree also included a free concert featuring Aaron Tippin that attracted nearly 10,000 people. The concert was sponsored by Mobil Delvac.

“To further celebrate both Iowa 80’s and the Jamboree’s anniversaries, the Moon family served up a gigantic semi cake on Friday, despite the rain. The 300 pound cake was an exact replica of this year’s collectible Jamboree truck model and served well over 1,000 people in Iowa 80’s Super Truck Showroom. “The cake was almost too beautiful to cut,” says Heather DeBaillie, marketing manager. “The detail was so incredible that people were asking if it was actually a cake.”

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating truckers, rain or shine, since 1979. This year was no exception. Even though rain delayed some activities on Friday morning, the sun eventually came out and the outdoor festivities resumed mid afternoon under sunny skies.

“We are proud to be able to celebrate trucking. We appreciate how hard drivers work to keep America going and we appreciate that they choose to stop at Iowa 80.”, says Delia Moon Meier, Iowa 80 Truckstop Senior Vice President. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is an event that we hope instills pride in drivers and encourages them to celebrate the important job they do. The Jamboree is the perfect chance for us to say ‘thank you’ and we’ll do that rain or shine.”

Next year's Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held Thursday and Friday, July 8th and 9th, 2010.

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Cake Cutting

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Note to Editor: Various hi-res Truckers Jamboree photos and Iowa 80 Trucking Museum photos are available, including aerial shots. Contact Heather DeBaillie at 563-468-5216 or email request to: