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Aug 7-9, 2015
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $10 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $20
Gate Times: Fri.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am-3pm

The Carlisle Truck Nationals and its show within the show, the Big Rig Show and Shine, are one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. The weekend is a must-attend event and has been the epicenter for all things truck since 1991. Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUV’s, custom vans and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. Annually, more than 2,000 trucks are part of the judged showfield but more than judged excellence, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free, allowing them and their families to enjoy monster truck shows. Better yet, attendees can climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds. The family fun continues with the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center, shopping, parts buying at the Manufacturers Midway and much more. In addition to the family fun there will be various competitions with prizes awarded and celebrity guests. The pulse-pounding fun continues with special contests, including burnouts and beauty. The weekend features more than you can imagine.

Judging for the event takes place on Saturday only between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is exclusive to participants who register for the judged competition. All who registered to be judged must be parked in their designated class and have their truck prepared for judging by 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Online showfield registration is available for the 2014 event. If you'd prefer, registration is also available by calling our office at (717) 243-7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners' lists are subject to change.


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FALL CARLISLE 40TH ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONALS
Celebrate 40 Years of Cars at Fall Carlisle

The 2014 Fall Carlisle show is the 40th Anniversary of the event that started it all at Carlisle. As such, we are hosting a special show car display of 1974-2014 vehicles representing the span...
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A BRIEF REVIEW OF 2014
Trucks, Big Rigs and a Great Crowd Power Annual Truck Offering

The 2014 Carlisle Truck Nationals welcomed trucks of all sizes, special displays and more, proving once again that the Carlisle Fairgrounds are the epicenter for all things truck! Between the Manufacturer’s Midway and the swap...
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SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-register before July 6, 2015 to get your window sticker early and drive right in when you get to the gate!

When you pre-register, you save time AND you save money. Everyone could
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JUDGED OR NON-JUDGED, BE PART OF THE SHOWFIELD
Truck Nationals Wants Your Ride on our Grass

The Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2014 are pleased to welcome a new team of judges. Come to Carlisle and join our friends at eJudged.com. We have been working with the team from eJudged for...
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CLASSIC TO LATE-MODEL TRUCKS FOR ANY BUDGET
Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Truck Corral

Ready to turn your old truck into cash? Well you’re not going to find a bigger audience of truck enthusiasts and potential buyers than the 35,000 attending the Carlisle Truck Nationals each summer! The truck...
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BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE
See Over the Road Haulers Up Close at Carlisle

All Roads Lead to Carlisle, one of the biggest trucking hubs in the country and home of the Carlisle Truck Nationals BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE. Rigs, show trucks, tow trucks, haulers and more are...
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ELIZABETH TRUCK CENTER
The East Coasts Premiere Rig Customizers

Elizabeth Truck Center and its sister company Car Craft Truck Works, combined, simply known as ETC, continue to raise the bar and set new standards in the trucking industry. Popular trucks include “The Beast,”...
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AMERICAN TRUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Showing at Carlisle Truck Nationals

The not-for-profit American Truck Historical Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. ATHS has over 21,000 members in the United States, Australia, Canada and 20...
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MICKEY THOMPSON - OFFICIAL TIRE OF THE TRUCK NATIONALS
Renowned Company Partners with Carlisle Events

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2014 and as such, is known worldwide as a leader in high performance tires and wheels for use on the track and in off-road racing....
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VANARAMA @ CARLISLE
Making Van Plans for Carlisle Truck Nationals?

A staple at Carlisle since 2012, The Vanarama gathering of Vans at Carlisle hosted by CustomVan.com has made Carlisle Truck Nationals home. Vanners are nothing short of Imaginative and Creative with their custom work on...
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2015 TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
Awesome Rides Showcased in Building T

Building T at the Carlisle Truck Nationals is a must see. Some of the best trucks at this event are on display. Applications for the display are being accepted today. Click the link below...
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HIGH TRUCK COMPETITION
Tallest Trucks Onsite Compete for Bragging Rights

The High Truck competition is always a popular afternoon aspect to event weekend and showcases the biggest of the big. Whether the truck is factory big or aftermarket modified, measurements are taken from the...
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CALLING ALL BAGGED TRUCKS
Experience a Low Truck Limbo Contest at Truck Nationals

Calling all mini-truckers and draggers, this is the event for you! On Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Red 102.3 Main Stage we will hold a Low Truck Limbo contest. It’s time to...
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WHO HAS THE COOLEST CLUB HANGOUT?
Finally, a Contest Where Everyone Wins

Clubs that receive a Carlisle Events supplied tent are encouraged to participate in the Coolest Club Hangout competition. There are no official rules and the process is simple: just decorate your tent in a manner...
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CARLISLE WELCOMES TRUCK CLUB ENTHUSIASTS
Learn More About the Club Program and Meet the Clubs

Each year the Carlisle Truck Nationals host a club program that sees hundreds of enthusiasts and dozens of clubs converge on Carlisle. Depending on the size of the registered clubs, a free or discounted...
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TAKE YOUR RIDE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
A&A Auto Stores

Give your ride an overhaul at Carlisle! Talk to the exhaust experts with A&A Auto Stores on Installation Alley and get the work done onsite. If you aren't "exhausted" when you leave the...
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MS. CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes

Contestants for the Ms Carlisle Truck Nationals annually compete for cash prizes on Saturday evening at the Grandstand. The contest is two rounds, a Country Girl competition as well as the standard swim wear...
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LIGHT EM UP - TRUCK NATIONALS BURNOUT CONTEST
Make the Crowd Scream

No Carlisle event would be complete without the burnout contest. The 2014 winner was Shane Steffan and his Chevy!

Don’t just go, be the show! Join us in 2015. Winners are determined by
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FUN FOR THE KIDS
Enjoy the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center

The Truck Nationals is fun for the entire family and we have not forgotten the kids. In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Area, we have crafts for kids and parents to enjoy together. We...
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CARLISLE STORE IS OPEN FOR ORDERS
Carlisle Truck Nationals Event T-Shirts Available

Get your official event merchandise via the Carlisle Store. The Carlisle Store offers event specific shirts, memorabilia and more. Remember, the Carlisle Store and Brickel’s Racing Collectibles offer site to store and site to home...
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WOMENS OASIS - QUALITY ITEMS THAT WOMEN LOVE
Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

Ladies, stop by the Truck Nationals Women's Oasis tent and visit our amazing vendors selling items from jewelry and accessories to handmade crafts and beauty products. Plus we have massages, seminars, and special services...
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