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Aug 4-6, 2017
Adult Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. $12 / Sun $7 / Event Pass $20
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Event Hours Fri.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am-3pm
On-grounds Parking: Fri. $10 / Sat. $10 / Sun. Free


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

Witness Monster Truck Shows from BIGFOOT & SNAKEBITE; 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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    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. 2017 Carlisle Truck Nationals JUDGED COMPETITION: Register a truck for the 2017
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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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    2017 TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
    Ford and Dodge Mark 100 Years

    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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    CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF FORD TRUCKS AT CARLISLE IN 2017
    Two Shows Give You Two Chances to Scream “Truck Yeah”

    This year Ford Motor Company celebrates a milestone in automotive history with 100 years of innovation in Ford trucks. 100 years is quite a landmark and Carlisle Events is looking to recognize this achievement...
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    CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF DODGE/RAM TRUCKS
    Special Display Supports 2017 Weekend

    Dodge celebrates a milestone in automotive history with 100 years of innovation as part of its successful truck lines. From the RAM to Dakota, congratulations on the 100-year honors! Dodge and RAM trucks...
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    THE 2017 TRUCK NATIONALS HAS GONE TO THE DOGS
    Meet Libre, Experience Frisbee Dog Fun and More

    Carlisle Events is pleased to welcome the team from Speranza Animal Rescue along with Libre, August 4-6 at the Carlisle Truck Nationals. In addition, the Disc-Connected K9 World Champion Frisbee Dog Team will be...
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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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    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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    VANARAMA VI
    Make your Van Plans for 2017!

    Van plans for 2017 are underway. This annual gathering of Vanners, hosted by CustomVan.com, has made Carlisle Truck Nationals home since 2012. Vanners at Carlisle showcase some of the most imaginative and creative custom vehicle...
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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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    HAUK DESIGNS ANNOUNCED FOR CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
    Local Company Brings Their Unique Builds to Showcase at Carlisle

    Automotive programming is very popular on your cable TV and one of the most popular shows right now is Road Hauks on the History Channel. The show features the Hauk Designs team from Chambersburg,...
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    OPTIMUS PRIME REPLICA TRUCK COMING TO CARLISLE
    Transform Your Weekend at the Truck Nationals This Summer

    The Hasbro brand is known for its hugely successful line of toys and in some cases, the movies and/or TV shows those toys have spawned. One such toy line and franchise is Transformers. ...
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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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    BIGFOOT!
    Iconic Monster Truck Joins Carlisle Truck Nationals

    Monster truck excitement is a staple at Carlisle each August and the tradition continues in 2017. See the truck known for starting it all; Bigfoot! Created by Bob Chandler, Bigfoot is noted as...
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    SNAKE BITE SLITHERS INTO CARLISLE FOR TRUCK WEEKEND
    Catch the Fever with Thousands of Monster Maniacs Starting August 4

    A little competition is good for one and all and in 2017, the Snake Bite truck is coming to Carlisle to take on its rival, Bigfoot. Snake Bite was launched in 1991 and after...
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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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    K-9 FRISBEE FUN INVADES CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
    See Multiple Dogs, Including World Champions in Action

    Lawrence Frederick and his World Champion Frisbee Dogs from "Disc-Connected K9s – World Famous Frisbee Dogs" are coming to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. You'll be educated and entertained all weekend long in 2017.

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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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    HEAR LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY WITH THE GRUMPY OLD MEN
    Local Band Comes to Carlisle for the First Time

    The Southern and Classic Rock theme is a popular one at the Carlisle Truck Nationals and the tradition continues with the Grumpy Old Men Rock and Roll Band. These guys love to have fun...
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    CATCH THE SMOKIN’ GUNNZ AT CARLISLE
    Regional Rockers Take the Stage Saturday of Truck Show Weekend

    With nearly 15 years in the band's history, Smokin' Gunnz has become one of the East Coast's premiere Southern Rock tribute acts. Acclaimed for their ability to recreate the sound of some of Southern Rock's...
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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 2017. 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!

    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. 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
    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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    FRIDAY ONLY KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT
    Prizes and Fun for Kid’s Day Activity

    Join the Carlisle Truck Nationals for our annual kids scavenger hunt on Friday ONLY of event weekend. No, we aren't looking for lost kids, but those on-site can look for specific truck-stops throughout the day...
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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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    FOR 2017, CARLISLE EVENTS HAS YOU COVERED
    Collectible “Family Since ’74” T-Shirts Available to Order Now

    Carlisle Events was founded in 1974 and ever since, the company’s founding base has been what its events are all about too; family and friends! When Chip and Bill Miller (no relation) created what...
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    ONLINE TICKETING NOW AVAILABLE
    Purchase Single Day, Weekend or Season Passes

    For decades, buying a ticket to a car show at Carlisle meant arriving the day of, pulling out your wallet and paying cash at the gate. While that will still be option, now available...
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