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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

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.

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SKIP THE LINES. AVOID THE HASSLE. ENJOY YOUR SHOW.
Save Time and Money - Register your Truck or SUV Today

Pre-register before July 5, 2016 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
Don’t just go to the Truck Nationals, be the Show

Whatever your preference, judged and non-judged trucks have event access for two all weekend! Register in advance to save money and quicker event access with Gate-N-Go.

More than 50 Classes will be in place for 2016.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 IN 2016
Various Rides and Attractions Planned

Zip across the Carlisle grounds or free fall from a platform; either way - the Carlisle Truck Nationals want to enhance your experience in August with our onsite family entertainment partner. Once at...
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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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ENJOY A VARIETY OF LIVE MUSIC
Multiple Bands at Multiple Locations to Entertain Patrons

Music always adds to an event. At the Carlisle Truck Nationals it creates a nice back drop to the weekend happenings. A variety of bands will play the stage, plus an additional location...
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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 2016. Though we don't know what trucks we'll have for you at this time, rest assured that the monsters will be on hand to...
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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 features a swim wear contest.

See a different type of beauty on display or be part
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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.

Don’t just go, be the show! Join us in 2016. Winners are determined by the crowd after three minute burn out run. If you
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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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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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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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