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Aug 3-5, 2018
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


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 BRIEF REVIEW OF 2017
    A Top-5 All-Time Show Wows Truck Lovers at Carlisle

    Three days at Carlisle for truck lovers is something thousands look forward to each year. 2017 was no different as nearly 1,700 trucks registered for the showfield, making this year's event a top-5 all-time...
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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 SHOW EXCITEMENT COMES TO LAKELAND
    Show Your Ride During Fall AutoFest Weekend

    Join Carlisle Events and Florida AutoFest to show your ride as part of a two-day classic and collector car/truckshow. This is an all makes, models, styles and eras kind of show, so register today to...
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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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    CHECK IN AND WIN $$ WITH MOTORCRUSH AND CARLISLE EVENTS
    Daily Drawings Offer You a Chance to Win up to $200

    MotorCrush is a fresh app that brings the car and truck show community even closer together via social media as well as in real life. What are you driving? What’s under your hood?...
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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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    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 VII
    Make your Van Plans for 2018!

    Van plans for 2018 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...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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