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Aug 1-3, 2014
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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REGISTER FOR EVENT WEEKEND
Pre-Registration Helps Save Time Upon Arrival

The Gate-N-Go deadline has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't still register for event weekend. Save time by calling the Carlisle offices at 717-243-7855 to sign up. You can also register online, but only...
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JUDGED OR NON-JUDGE, 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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TURN YOUR PARTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE INTO CASH
Become a Vendor and Sell Your Truck Merchandise

The Carlisle Truck Nationals Swap Meet is the perfect opportunity to sell the parts and accessories that have been collecting dust in your garage. Spaces are 10 feet frontage by 30 feet depth which is...
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NEW VENDORS PROGRAM NOW IN PLACE
Secure Vending Spaces and Earn Discounts

Carlisle Events is celebrating 40 years in 2014 and what better way to celebrate than to save you money- BIG MONEY! Many of the Our shows are successful because of vendors and because of that,...
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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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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH HAULER TO ANHCOR BIG RIG SHOWCASE
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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LARGEST BIG RIG IN THE U.S.A. COMING TO CARLISLE
Stand in Amazement at the Massive Red Giant

From the country's largest street legal 4x4 in 2012 to the biggest 5th-wheel big rig in the U.S.A, the Carlisle Truck Nationals keep growing in size, figuratively and literally. In 2014, you can see...
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VANARAMA @ CARLISLE
Making Van Plans for Carlisle Truck Nationals?

Introduced as a featured display in 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...
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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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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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ATTENTION TRUCK CLUBS
BECOME AN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED CLUB OF THE TRUCK NATIONALS

Carlisle Events offering special status to clubs who regularly attend our events. Please submit your club to be considered a Carlisle Officially Recognized Club!

It’s one thing to be a club at Carlisle. It’s another to
...
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CATCH THE LTAA IN ACTION AT CARLISLE
Watch a Stock Ford Truck Transform to a Show Worthy Gem

The LTAA is not just coming to Carlisle to talk the talk and showcase their hottest products; they are going to walk the walk during event weekend as they transform a stock 2012 Ford F150...
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LTAA NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE
The Light-Truck Accessory Alliance at Carlisle

LTAA or Light-Truck Accessory Alliance, is a council of the automobile industry’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Member companies manufacture, distribute, sell and/or install accessories for light-duty pickup trucks, vans and SUVs, or provide services...
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RAM RIDE AND DRIVE EXPERIENCE COMES TO CARLISLE
Test Drive Trucks on a Specially Designed Course in 2014

Trucks are the backbone of today's society and there certainly are many to pick from. At this year's Carlisle Truck Nationals, you can connect with representatives from Ram Trucks for the Ram Ride and Drive...
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THE MANCAVE AT CARLISLE
MANCAVE Vendors, Home Brewing and More Under the Grandstand

Thinking about outfitting your Man Cave with the latest and greatest? Carlisle Events is pleased to welcome a number of vendors to the Truck Nationals offering a few of the supplies and goods necessary to...
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SYTYS IN Y
Syclone and Typhoon Invitationals Featured in Building Y

Prognosticators warn of an inevitable high powered event to hit Carlisle during the Truck Nationals. Syclones and Typhoons have unmistakably shown up on our radar, a storm system covering the entire northeast and reaching...
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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 what to enhance your experience in August with the Phantom Fun Zone. Onsite,...
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TOUCH THE SKY AT CARLISLE DURING TRUCK WEEKEND
Join PA Bungy and Trampoline for Sky Bounce

Family fun is taken to the next level with Sky Bounce. Sky Bounce offers a fun and safe entertainment option for all. It doesn't matter if you're participating or simply watching, you'll enjoy...
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PLAY WITH BERG TOYS AT CARLISLE
Pedal Karts Available for Fun During Truck Weekend

Join BERG Toys and check out their cool Pedal Karts during event weekend. BERG has more than 28 years of experience in designing, producing and selling these types of karts. BERG strives to design durable...
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THE LED LIGHT SHOW RETURNS
Join the Motorsports Marketing Tour as we Light Up the Night

Motorsports Marketing Tour will be bringing the world renowned LEDGLOW brand and products to the Carlisle Truck Nationals as it presents an LED Light Show on the Saturday of the Truck Nationals event. LEDGlow Lighting...
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DO YOU HAVE THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE
Listen to Red 102.3 - Submit Your Tailgate Photos to Win

Each year, thousands of trucks and enthusiasts roll onto the grounds and some of them not only tailgate at Carlisle, but use that same truck for tailgating at special events like races, sporting events and...
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REGISTER NOW FOR JEEPS AT CARLISLE
Showcase Your Jeep During Truck Weekend

In 1941 the first Willys rolled off the assembly line and since then, generations have enjoyed a very special lifestyle with an American made machine known as the Jeep. The Jeep culture has evolved...
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2014 TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Get Invited, Showcase your Ride

If you think you or your company have an extra special truck to share with enthusiasts at the Carlisle Truck Nationals, we want to hear about it. Be a part of the Carlisle Truck Nationals...
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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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MODERN MUSCLE MOTORSPORTS MOBILE DYNO COMING TO CARLISLE
Check Out What Your Truck Can Deliver to the Ground

Carlisle is pleased to welcome to 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...
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ROCK TO THE SOUNDS OF DEEZLE CHURCH ON FRIDAY OF TRUCK WEEKEND
Local Band Mixes New Sounds with Outlaw Country

As noted on the Facebook page of Deezle Church, they are a band that's finally starting to find its niche. Having been initially put together a few years back with the idea of writing...
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CATCH LIVE MUSIC FROM THE BUCK-N-CHET BAND
From Classic Country to Rock - This Band Does it All

The Buck-N-Chet Band is actually three guys, Jack, Brad and Lou. Jack is Buck, Brad is Chet and Lou is Lou, though obviously not mentioned within the band's name. These guys play Classic...
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QUICKDRAW PLAYS TRUCK NATIONALS WEEKEND
Country & Rock Music Done Right at Carlisle

The best part about Truck Nationals weekend is the trucks, but the on stage music makes the event that much more fun. This year, a new group is slated to play and their range...
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TRUCK DOWNTOWN TO THE CARLISLE THEATRE FOR A SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENING
See the 1978 Classic Convoy on the Big Screen

As part of First Friday in downtown Carlisle, the Carlisle Events will be presenting Convoy at the Carlisle Theatre. Kris Kristofferson and Earnest Borgnine star in this iconic film along with an array of classic...
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BIG RIG EXCITMENT ROCKS WITH THE MUDVILLE MULE JUMPERS
Jam with a Local Favorite

Mike Kell is a familiar name to Carlisle having played with some other groups during onsite events. Now, Kell is back with Jason Lautsbaugh, Chris Smucker and random guests make up this string band....
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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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CARLISLE EVENTS IS CALLING OUT 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. If you've ever been to Carlisle on...
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FOR THE LOVE OF LUV
Unique Truck and Display Presented by Special Enthusiast

You pretty much know what to expect when you come to the Carlisle Truck Nationals. You know you’ll see trucks of all shapes, sizes and eras. But...what if you knew that you'd see...
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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 on...
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SEE THE MINI MONSTER TRUCK AND ITS YOUNG DRIVER AT CARLISLE
11 Year-Old Young Lady to Pilot Pandora at Carlisle

Some big trucks have competed at Carlisle and all types of drivers have been onsite too. There have been young men, veterans of the circuit and in 2014 for the first time ever, a...
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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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XXX – STATE OF DESTRUCTION MONSTER TRUCK COMING TO CARLISLE
See the Truck and Meet Female Driver Chrissy Moler

For the first time ever, you can see a female Monster Truck driver in action at Carlisle. Join truck lovers in August and support Chrissy Moler as she powers the XXX – State of...
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SEE THE VIRGINIA GIANT MONSTER TRUCK
Competition Truck Joins the Ride Truck at Carlisle in 2014

Edge of your seat fun continues as part of the monster truck program at the Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2014 as Diehl Wilson's Virginia Giant truck comes to Carlisle. With 1500 horsepower under the...
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ARCHERY FUN SHOOT COMING TO TRUCK WEEKEND
Take a Shot and Win Prizes

Real Scent is backing an archery fun shoot during the Carlisle Truck Nationals event weekend. On Saturday, try out your archery skills at the fun shoot between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. At $1.00...
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NO LIMIT R/C AT THE CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
Join This R/C Club All Weekend at Carlisle

Just over a year since Gettysburg celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a battle of North vs. South, the Carlisle Truck Nationals will host its version of Johnny Reb vs. Billy Yank. ...
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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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IWHEELIE.COM
Experience the Wheelie Machine Simulator with iWHEELiE.COM!

What is it? A Wheelie Machine Simulator is an apparatus/activity where you can experience riding a wheelie, which you control, on a real motorcycle in a safe environment. Get On It with iWHEELiE.COM at the...
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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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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE MS. CARLISLE TRUCK NATIONALS
$700 in Cash Prizes Awarded in 2014

The 2014 Carlisle Truck Nationals offers double the beauty and handfuls of cash in 2014. This year, participate in two different competitions, one on our Truck Nationals Facebook page as Ms. Carlisle Truck Nationals...
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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 2013 winner was Nick Szczerba and his lifted '79 Ford F250 Ranger! The truck wa also on display within Building T. Check...
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EXPERIENCE THE KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT
Friday ONLY Activity Offers Prizes and Fun

As part of the expanded kids activities in 2014, the Carlisle Truck Nationals invite all onsite youth to participate in the first-ever kids scavenger hunt. No, we aren't looking for lost kids, but those...
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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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EXPERIENCE WILDLIFE COURTESY OF BWANA JIM
Snakes, Gators and More May Appear

With over 25 years as an animal handler, Bwana Jim and his wife and fellow handler, Linda Moulton, travel the world presenting their unique wildlife show. Bwana Jim specializes in reptiles such as snakes, alligators,...
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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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