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Aug 7-9, 2015
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.

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

Pre-register before July 6, 2015 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 Truck Nationals, be the Show

Whatever your preference, judged and non-judged trucks have event access for two all weekend! The deadline for judged and non-judged registration will be here before you know it though. Register in advance to save money...
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2015 TRUCK NATIONALS INVITATIONAL DISPLAY
Awesome Rides Showcased in Building T

Building T at the Carlisle Truck Nationals is a must see. Some of the best trucks at this event are on display. Applications for the display are being accepted today. Click the link below...
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VANARAMA @ CARLISLE
Making Van Plans for Carlisle Truck Nationals?

A staple at Carlisle since 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 on...
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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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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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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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PROMOTE YOUR TRUCK CORRAL RIDE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
Pilot Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell in 2015

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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OVER THERE!
See a Packard Truck From the Great War

Packard produced over 6,000 Army Trucks for the Allies during World War I, making them the single largest producer of Army trucks for the Allies during the World War. Carlisle is pleased to welcome a...
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REGISTER TO WIN THE MIDWAY MAKEOVER TRUCK PARTS SWEEPSTAKES
One Lucky Guest to Win a Truck Themed Prize of a Lifetime

The 2015 Carlisle Truck Nationals and Big Rig Show and Shine are generating a lot of buzz within the hobby. So much so, in fact, that this year, a massive truck themed giveaway is...
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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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MEGASAURUS DEFENDS HIS TERRITORY
Don’t Miss Megasaurus AND Transaurus at Carlisle in 2015

Until 2013, the quiet and peaceful Carlisle Fairgrounds were the primary feeding grounds for the mega metal monster transformer known as Megasaurus. To appease this giant, the Carlisle Events staff insured a well stocked diet...
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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 TO MAKE ITS CARLISLE DEBUT
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 the 2015 Carlisle Truck Nationals. Built by Hall Brothers Racing, Raminator stands...
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HALL OF FAME VIRGINIA GIANT MONSTER TRUCK STANDS ITS GROUND AT CARLISL
Iconic Monster Truck and Driver Diehl Wilson Return in 2015

The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame inducted its very first class of honorees in November 2011 and every year since, they've honored another group of the most influential people in the history...
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NEW VENDORS PROGRAM NOW IN PLACE
Secure Vending Spaces and Earn Discounts

Our shows are successful because of our vendors and because of that, Carlisle Events is happy to announce a beneficial approach to vending at our events. The benefits include multi-show discounts that can save you...
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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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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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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! On Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Red 102.3 Main Stage we will hold a Low Truck Limbo contest. It’s time to...
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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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HEAR HONEYPUMP AT CARLISLE IN 2015
Band Plays Saturday

Honeypump began as a female fronted variety rock cover band in 1995 and has emerged as one of Central PA's premier live bands. Honeypump provides a great variety of music selections appealing to everyone...
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BRIDGE STREET COMES TO CARLISLE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Local Act to Play a Wide Variety of Hit

Bridge Street boasts almost 150 years of road experience between its four members! Members include Kathy and Randy Furr, Mark Walter and Bill Sheehan. Each member has played with a number of different acts...
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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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GIDDY UP, IT’S RODEO TIME
Best Line Equipment brings Bobcat Rodeo to Truck Weekend!

Carlisle Events welcome Best Line Equipment to the 2015 Carlisle Truck Nationals. Best Line has multiple locations throughout the region and for this year’s truck show, will bring some of their coolest equipment 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 is two rounds, a Country Girl competition as well as the standard swim wear...
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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 2014 winner was Shane Steffan and his Chevy!

Don’t just go, be the show! Join us in 2015. Winners are determined by
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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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HAVE FUN WITH FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS
Visit the Kids Activity Area Saturday Only for Painting Fun

Bring the kids to the show and not only will they enjoy all the cool trucks on display, they can play and have fun within the Kids at Carlisle activity area. This year, Carlisle...
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EXPERIENCE THE KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT
Friday ONLY Activity Offers Prizes and Fun

Join the Carlisle Truck Nationals for the second ever kids scavenger hunt. No, we aren't looking for lost kids, but those onsite can look for specific pit-stops throughout the day on Friday, earn a...
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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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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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STAND-IN TO WIN WITH CARLISLE EVENTS
Find our Photo Stand-In, Snap a Photo and Tag it to Win

Say cheese, because Carlisle Events wants you to snap a photo within our new photo stand-in/selfie station and hook you up with $250! The concept is fun and the process is simple. Follow...
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MEET OUR NEW MASCOT DURING EVENT WEEKEND
Snap a Photo, Grab a Special Wristband and Help Name it Too

Carlisle Events is all about family, after all, we’ve been family owned and operated since our inception 1974. As we continue to grow, we’re also expanding our fun family offerings. Now, we have...
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