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Aug 5-7, 2016
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $12 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $20
Gate Times: Fri.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am-3pm
On-grounds Parking: Fri. $10 / Sat. $10 / Sun. Free

Countdown to the Event!


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 showfield. Looking to upgrade your truck? The weekend features vendors and manufactures showcasing their products with some offering installs and fantastic deals on parts and supplies. Shop the midway or browse the truck themed swap meet.

Better yet, there is something for the entire family at Carlisle. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free, allowing families to enjoy monster truck shows at an affordable price point (included with gate admission). Best of all, attendees can climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds. The family fun continues with the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center, shopping and much more. The pulse-pounding fun continues with special truck themed competitions, including burnouts, low truck limbo, drop and drag, beauty and more.

Don’t just go, be the show with your Truck, Jeep or SUV. This event offers Judged competition for light trucks to Big Rigs. Non-Judged fields offer you an opportunity to be a part of the event with your truck, Jeep, SUV, friends or clubs.



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CATCH LIVE MUSIC WITH NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST MICHAEL RAY
Friday Night at the Fairgrounds Offers Music, Monster Trucks and More

Country music comes to Carlisle on Friday, August 5 as part of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. “Friday Night at the Fairgrounds” includes a concert with Warner Nashville Recording artist Michael Ray, central Pennsylvania...
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THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME
Join Carlisle Events for Friday Night at the Fairgrounds

As the sun goes down on day one of the Carlisle Truck Nationals, the entertainment level cranks up! August 5 isn’t just the first day of the best truck show in the region, it...
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REGISTER YOUR TRUCK, JEEP OR SUV
Enjoy one of FOUR Unique ways to Join the Fun

The best Truck show in the world has a little something for everyone this year. Don’t just go, be the show!

1. 2016 Carlisle Truck Nationals JUDGED COMPETITION: Register a truck for the 2016
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JUDGED TRUCK SHOW
50 Plus Classes for Light Trucks, Jeeps & SUV’s

More than 50 light truck, Jeep and SUV classes will be in place for this year's show! We are pleased to welcome our team from eJudged.com to cover the field and choose our...
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BIG RIG SHOW AND SHINE
Awarding 18 Classes and Special Recognition

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. What better place to showcase your Rigs, Wreckers, Carriers,...
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2016 TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
Featured Trucks to be showcased in Building T

The Carlisle Truck Nationals Invitational display is a must see on truck show weekend. Custom, Antique and Unique trucks, Jeeps and SUV’s will be presented across the weekend. If you have an award winning truck,...
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CLASSIC FIRE TRUCKS SHOWING AT CARLISLE
Join the Old Fire Farts of York County in August

The Old Fire Farts of York County, Pennsylvania are a group of active and retired firefighters who restore antique fire apparatus and work to preserve the fire history of this country. Carlisle Events and...
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VANARAMA @ CARLISLE
Got Van Plans for 2016?

The Vanarama gathering of Vans at Carlisle hosted by CustomVan.com has made Carlisle Truck Nationals home since 2012. Vanners are nothing short of Imaginative and Creative with their custom work on their closed cargo carrying...
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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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CARLISLE REGIONAL CARRIERS FEATURED AT CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
See Central PA’s showcase of Carlisle Trucking Companies on Display

Carlisle, PA, home of the Carlisle Truck Nationals is also one of the nations largest distribution points. You likely have heard that trucks move America, well a lot of America moves through Carlisle! For that...
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BUYING OR SELLING A TRUCK, JEEP OR SUV?
Vending Sites Available now for Vehicles Sales Now

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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PROMOTE YOUR TRUCK CORRAL RIDE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell Your Ride

Do you want to let thousands of enthusiasts know what you are selling in your truck corral space at Carlisle? It doesn’t matter what show you’re attending, if you’ve purchased a truck corral spot,...
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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

Every truck at Carlisle is special, but some do stand out. The not-for-profit American Truck Historical Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. We are...
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VIRGINIA GIANT RIDE TRUCK RETURNS TO CARLISLE
Ride on the ONLY Truck that Takes You OVER the Cars!

Climb aboard the iconic Virginia Giant Ride Truck for a heart pounding, car crushing, no holds barred edge of your seat ride. Prepare for the ride of your life as the GIANT makes your...
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WORLD'S FASTEST MONSTER TRUCK COMES TO CARLISLE
See the Raminator in Action at the Carlisle Truck Nationals

Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by the Ram Truck brand is officially the "World's Fastest Monster Truck" and will be part of this year's Carlisle Truck Nationals. Built by Hall Brothers Racing, Raminator stands...
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TOXIC IS COMING TO CARLISLE
Monster Truck Fans to Experience this New Ride in 2016

The Monster Truck program at the Carlisle Truck Nationals continues to wow guests of all ages annually, and for this year, an all-new truck will be tearing things up. Welcome Toxic to Carlisle as...
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FREESTYLEMX AT CARLISLE
FMX meets Monster Trucks

The Freestyle Moto Cross joins our Monster Truck program for Friday and Saturday of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Riders will excite the crowd with tricks, flips and ramp-to-ramp performances. This edge of your seat excitement...
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SYTYS IN Y
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Syclone

A category 25 system is brewing for the Carlisle Truck Nationals as SYTYS at Carlisle celebrates 25 years. SYTY Sportmachines and friends are lining up a featured vehicle display and gathering to celebrate this...
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CARLISLE EVENTS WANTS YOU TO SAVE $$$
Learn How to Maximize your Carlisle Experience and Minimize the Cost

Vendors are the back bone of all of our events and because of that, we want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for the buck. As such, we’ve implemented a few ways...
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PENN STATE UNIVERSITY HAULER TO ANCHOR BIG RIG SHOWCAE
Football Equipment Hauler Cruises to Carlisle in August

They say trucks move America, but it's not just the goods that we buy, sell and trade. Trucks move so much more, in fact trucks move our passions as well. Trucks move bands, concert stages,...
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CARLISLE EVENTS IS CALLING ALL CAR CARRIERS
Show Your Hauler During the Big Rig Show and Shine

Carlisle Events is known for its car shows and the town of Carlisle serves as a cross roads for thousands of over the road haulers each day. What better place to show your car...
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FUN AND GAMES COME TO CARLISLE VIA THE PHANTOM FUN ZONE
Various Rides and Attractions Planned

Zip across the Carlisle grounds or free fall from a platform; either way - the Carlisle Truck Nationals and Phantom Entertainment want to enhance your experience in August with the Phantom Fun Zone. Onsite,...
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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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JOIN RED 102.3 FOR THE REDNECK GAMES
Local Radio Station Hosts Onsite Saturday Fun

On Saturday of event weekend, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., the level of fun will increase exponentially as local radio station Red 102.3 brings their ever popular and always silly Redneck games to 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! Truck Nationals is the time to show off who is the lowest of the low! The event will feature a parade of trucks going...
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MODERN MUSCLE MOTORSPORTS MOBILE DYNO COMING TO CARLISLE
Check Out What Your Truck Can Deliver to the Ground

Carlisle is pleased to welcome Modern Muscle Motorsports to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. These modern automotive performance enthusiasts specialize in modifying and tuning today’s high performance, fuel-injected vehicles. Their mobile dyno will provide torque...
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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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DROP IT AND DRAG IT - SATURDAY NIGHT FRAME DRAGGING
Throw your Sparks to Light up the Carlisle Night!

Saturday night the Mini Trucks take over by lighting up the Carlisle night skies with white sparks from their titanium blocks. If you like’em low and laid out, this is the spot to be...
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GET EXHAUSTED!
A&A Auto Stores offers Exhaust Installations from Top Brands!

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 are not "exhausted" when you leave the Truck...
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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 features a swim wear contest.

See a different type of beauty on display or be part
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SMOKE EM IF YOU GOT EM! - TRUCK NATIONALS BURNOUT CONTEST
Smoking Permitted in Designated Areas Only

The Carlisle Truck Nationals never disappoints with the Saturday night burnout contest. We anticipate 2015’s King of the Hill and multi Truck Nationals Burn Out Contest title holder to return in defense of his title....
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AWARDS PARADE & WINNERS CIRCLE – TAKE IN THE GLORY!
Join us Sunday afternoon for winners parade!

Get all the glory on Sunday by sharing your winning vehicle in the Winner’s Circle and Awards Parade. Winning trucks in the Big Rig Show and Shine and Judged Truck Shows will have an opportunity...
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KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT
Prizes and Fun for Kid’s Day Activity

Join the Carlisle Truck Nationals for the third annual kids scavenger hunt. No, we aren't looking for lost kids, but those onsite can look for specific truck-stops throughout the day on Friday, earn a special...
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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 and men alike always make a point to 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. ...
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