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Aug 3-5, 2018
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $15 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $25
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Event Hours Fri.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 9am-12pm
On-grounds Parking: Fri. $10 / Sat. $10 / Sun. Free


Countdown to Showtime - 2018!

Register for the Show Buy Event Passes

Join us for a BIG celebration of Trucks featuring Big Rigs,. Mini Trucks, Antiques, Custom Vans, 4x4’s and more!

Witness Monster Truck Shows, while the VA Giant Ride Truck, the Phantom Fun Zone and nearly 2,000 trucks on the showfield add to the pulse pounding friends and family fun of truck themed competitions, including burn outs, low truck limbo, frame dragging and more!

Shop one of the biggest truck midways featuring Ford, RAM and NISSAN Trucks, Tire Deals from More Than Tires or Get your Truck Exhausted with installations from A&A Auto Parts.

See the coolest trucks anywhere with event invitationals displays and club gatherings ranging from Antiques to Big Rigs to Vans and more!

Buy your tickets online today! Kid’s 12 and under FREE!

Don’t just go, be the show! Register your truck, jeep, SUV or fleet of SEMI Trucks on the Judged or Non-Judged fields and be the event.

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    A&A AUTO STORES NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE TRUCK NATIONALS
    Automotive Retailer Sees Enhanced Brand Recognition in 2018

    As the 2018 car show season commences, Carlisle Events is gearing up for its always impressive car show schedule. Every year Carlisle Events never ceases to amaze their attendees with new and exciting features...
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    BAD NEWS FOR CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
    This is NOT Fake News, It’s BAD

    We have bad news for Carlisle Truck Nationals presented by A&A Auto Stores. Sit down and prepare yourself for this one, because Bad News is coming to Carlisle this August and Samson is going...
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    DOWNLOAD THE ALL NEW CARLISLE EVENTS APP
    Your Owner’s Manual to all Things Carlisle During Event Weekend

    Have you ever walked the grounds at Carlisle, lost beyond belief and wondering where your favorite show cars are, or how to find that vendor you’re looking for? Carlisle Events has figured out a...
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    ONLINE TICKETING NOW AVAILABLE
    Purchase Single Day, Weekend or Season Passes

    Online ticketing is OPEN! Buy your event tickets for Carlisle Truck Nationals and all of Carlisle’s events today! ...
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    SAMSON TO DELIVER MONSTER TRUCK FUN
    Join Monster Jam Legends in August

    Monster truck fun continues at Carlisle with a notable Monster Jam competitor, Samson. Samson’s roots date back to 1980 when Samson I was designed and built by Don Maples. Dan Patrick, Monster Truck Hall...
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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. 2018 Carlisle Truck Nationals JUDGED COMPETITION: Register a truck for the 2018
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    TRUCK WEEKEND HOSTS FUN FILLED LUMBERJACK SHOW
    Timbersports Athletes Take Center Stage During Event Weekend

    Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. No it’s not Superman - these “men of steel” are LUMBERJACKS! Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberworks Lumberjack Show Powered by STIHL...
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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 15 Classes and 10 Special Recognitions

    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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    SPECIAL DISPLAY - CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF CHEVROLET TRUCKS
    Carlisle Truck Nationals Honor Trucking History in 2018

    Don’t miss the 2018 Carlisle Truck Nationals as we honor 100 years of Chevrolet Trucks August 3-5. Hitting the truck market in 1918, Chevrolet introduced the Four-Ninety truck to the masses after using them...
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    TRUCK CLUBS REPRESENT AT CARLSLE
    Official Clubs rally at Carlisle!

    Field your Fleet, present with your posse or come as a crew, Carlisle Truck Nationals club program welcomes the coolest truck clubs around. Formations on the fairgrounds represent S10 Nation, Old Body Styles, Syclones &...
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    VANARAMA VII
    Make your Van Plans for 2018!

    Got Van Plans? Make some for 2018 as Carlisle Events welcomes CustomVan.com as the sponsor and host of the 7th edition of VANARAMA at Carlisle! Vanners, Vans and Van fans are all welcome to this...
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    CARLISLE REGIONAL CARRIERS AND COMPANIES FEATURED AT TRUCK NATIONALS
    See Central PA’s showcase of Carlisle Trucking Companies

    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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    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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    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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    FEATURED FIRE TRUCKS
    Courtesy of the Old Fire Farts of York County

    The Old Fire Farts of York County, PA is group of active and retired firefighters who restore antique fire apparatus and work to preserve the fire history of this country. We have a standing invitation...
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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 heart pound and feet sweat with white...
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    FREESTYLEMX AT CARLISLE
    FMX meets Monster Trucks

    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 is...
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    SYTYS IN Y
    Celebrating More than 25 years of the Syclone

    In short order, SYTY’s at Carlisle has developed into a category 5 level gathering. It's been 26 years since they first came onto the market and for 2017, they are back and better than ever!...
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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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    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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    TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
    Get Invited, Get Featured, Showcase your Ride

    The Carlisle Truck Nationals is seeking our 2018 class of featured trucks for Invitationals displays. In addition to spotlighting Chevrolet trucks 100 years, we will feature trucks of all kinds to include Antiques, Customs, Lifted,...
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    HIGH TRUCK COMPETITION
    Tallest Truck Takes The Title!

    Join or see the High Truck competition on Saturday afternoon of the Truck Nationals. Lifted Truck builders share and show the lifted life and their sky view seats at the Grandstand. . We’ll take a...
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    LOW TRUCK LIMBO
    Truck Nats lowers the bar!

    Are your standards low? Do you long to let your friends down? Are your goals simply not as high as some of the lifted lifers at the Truck Nationals?

    If you can answer yes
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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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    LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY
    With Grumpy Old Men - Enjoy Southern and Classic Rock Saturday

    Grumpy Old Men brings Southern and Classic Rock to the grandstand on Saturday afternoon. These guys love to have fun and believe they were born to play! They’ll cover some all-time greats like the Allman...
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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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    MONSTER TRUCK EXCITEMENT BACK AT CARLISLE
    Big Trucks, Big Crowds and Major Destruction

    Monster Truck excitement returns to the Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2018. Adults and children alike will be able to meet drivers, pose for photos and get autographs. Best of all, the action is...
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    GET EXHAUSTED!
    A&A Auto Stores offers Exhaust Installations from Top Brands!

    If you’re not exhausted when you leave the Truck Nationals, it's your own fault! A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events, will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures....
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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. Don’t just go, be the show! Winners are determined by the crowd after three minute burn out run. If you think you...
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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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    FUN FOR THE KIDS
    Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Includes Crafts, Games, a Play Area and More

    Truck Nationals weekend is fun for the entire family and we haven’t forgotten about our next generation! In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Area, we give the kids a chance to be a kid!...
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    GET YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT NOW VIA THE ALL-NEW CARLISLE STORE
    Join Green Mountain Monogram as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

    When you come to a show at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds this year, you’ll notice the Carlisle Store has been overhauled! Carlisle Events is pleased to announce a partnership with an all-new apparel and...
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    ORDER A CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS DISPLAY BANNER
    Indoors or Out, if it was a Banner You May Be Able to Buy it

    Just in time for the holiday season (and beyond), you can own your piece of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Did you see a special display banner that caught your eye and you’d like to...
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    2ND ANNUAL CARLISLE HURST NATIONALS
    All Hurst Built and Hurst Equipped Vehicles Welcome

    The Hurst Nationals runs July 13-14, 2018 and will be held at the Carlisle Expo Center located just one block from the Carlisle Fairgrounds. During the Inaugural Hurst Nationals last year, the number one question...
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    LOOK BACK ON YOUR CARLISLE WEEKEND WITH REAR VIEW MIRROR SUNDAY
    Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    On the 7th day, we rest, right? Well, for the more than half a million guests and vendors that pass through the gates of the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, that is very much true. ...
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