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Carlisle Truck Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Be a part of one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world! See or Show your lifted, lowered, classic, antique, modern, two- or four-wheel drive, jeep, big rig or mini truck.

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August 5 - 7, 2022

Gate-n-Go Deadline

June 21, 2022
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Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- Dusk
Sunday: 7AM- 1PM

Admission

Daily Fri- Sat: *$15
Sunday: $7 at Gate (Free with Event Ticket)
Event Pass: *$25
Kids 12 & Under FREE
*Online tickets discounted.

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA, 17013

Be a part of one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world! See or Show your lifted, lowered, classic, antique, modern, two- or four-wheel drive, jeep, big rig or mini truck.

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Event Activities

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Save 20% during the Annual Holiday Sale

Save 20% during the Annual Holiday Sale

Take advantage of our biggest sale of the season! More details below...

Give the gift of a car event during the Holiday Sale running from Black Friday, November 26, 2021 through January 3, 2022 at 5PM. You can save a total of 20% off most aspects of our events, which is the biggest sale we offer all season!
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Judged Truck Show

Judged Truck Show

Classes for Light Trucks, Jeeps & SUV’s

2021 will feature classes for Truck, Jeeps and SUVs! We are pleased to welcome back our team from eJudged.com to cover the field and choose our winners. 
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Big Rig Show and Shine

Big Rig Show and Shine

Awarding 15 Classes and 10 Special Recognition's

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. There is no better place to showcase your Rigs, Wreckers, Carriers, Dumps, Antiques and Heavy Trucks of all kinds than at the cross roads of transportation; Carlisle, PA.
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The Low Show Is BACK

The Low Show Is BACK

Lowering the Reputation of CTN in 2022

When you enter Gate 3, expect the event to feel a little more down to earth. We are happy to announce that we are welcoming back some old friends and new friends for the Low Show at Carlisle. 
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Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Vending Spaces Available, Space Discounts May Apply

The Truck Nationals Automotive Flea Market is a great place to sell the parts, accessories, automotive memorabilia and literature that have been collecting dust in your garage. Put your parts in front of thousands of truck, jeep or SUV enthusiasts and buyers. Connect with Carlisle Events today to see if you qualify for vendor discounts.
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Buying or Selling a Truck, Jeep or SUV?

Buying or Selling a Truck, Jeep or SUV?

Corral Spaces Available, Discounts May Apply

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! 
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The Carlisle Truck Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Carlisle Truck Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

Buy from a Great Mix of Vendors – You Never Know What You’ll Find

 

If you’re coming to the Carlisle Truck Nationals to look at the classic and collector cars on the Showfield, don’t forget, not far from those rides are an amazing mix of automotive flea market (a.k.a. swap meet) and midway vendors.  
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Featured Vehicle Display

Featured Vehicle Display

Apply Yours to Be Considered

The Carlisle Truck Nationals is welcoming applications for the 2022 Featured Vehicle Display. Featured vehicles are presented in building T throughout the weekend, as well as on Carlisle Truck National social media approaching the event. 
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A&A Auto Stores Presents the Truck Nationals

A&A Auto Stores Presents the Truck Nationals

Your Hometown Automotive Store Sponsors Truck Nationals! 

Carlisle Events is proud to be partner with your Hometown Auto Stores, A&A Auto to present the Carlisle Truck Nationals.
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Truck Clubs Represent at Carlisle

Truck Clubs Represent at Carlisle

Official Clubs Rally at Carlisle!

Carlisle Club Showings are must see for every attendee. If you’re a club, muster your machines and join us for the Truck Nats!
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Who Has the Coolest Club Hangout?

Who Has the Coolest Club Hangout?

Finally, a Contest Where Everyone Wins

Colorful displays, cool banners and people having lots of fun always attract our attention. Good luck and have fun!
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Attention Fleets- Carlisle to Recognize Fleet Showings

Attention Fleets- Carlisle to Recognize Fleet Showings

Fleet Challenge Recognition

Calling all Fleets, come in numbers and win the title of the Largest Fleet at Carlisle Truck Nationals! All you have to do is register your fleet and vehicles to be considered.
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Will Your Fleet Be the Coolest Convoy?

Will Your Fleet Be the Coolest Convoy?

Show Your Spirit at the Big Rig Show and Shine!

It's no secret that Big Rig Show and Shine has great fleets coming in each year! So this year we're having a special contest between the fleets. Compete to see who will be the Coolest Convoy of Carlisle Truck Nationals! 
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Vanarama X

Vanarama X

Make Your Van Plans for 2022

Got Van Plans? Make some for 2022 as Carlisle Truck Nationals welcomes CustomVan.com as the sponsor and host of the 10th edition of VANARAMA at Carlisle!
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Save Money, Buy Your Tickets Online

Save Money, Buy Your Tickets Online

Purchase Single Day Tickets, Weekend Passes 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 still
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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

Carlisle Events has always been an affordable destination for family fun when it comes to car shows. New this season, a military discount is offered for military who enjoy the sights, experiences and excitement of car shows.
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Featured Fire Trucks

Featured Fire Trucks

Courtesy of the Old Fire Farts of York County
 

The Old Fire Farts of York County, Pennsylvania are going old school with old time fire apparatus for the 2022 Carlisle Truck Nationals. We have had an opportunity to see a sampling at Carlisle as they have featured various manufacturers in past years.
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American Truck Historical Society

American Truck Historical Society

Showing at Carlisle Truck Nationals

Look for their trucks in the Featured Vehicle Displays and on the Showfield and be sure to talk with their members about trucks and the history of trucks. Like most of us here, we all like to share our passions for trucks. 
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Carlisle Events is Calling All Car Carriers

Carlisle Events is Calling All Car Carriers

Show Your Hauler during the Big Rig Show and Shine

The Big Rig Show and Shine welcomes back our Car Carrier class of Big Rigs to the event. So if you’re hauling 4-wheelers to or through Carlisle, dealerships, car auctions or anywhere, considering showing your hauler at the Carlisle Truck Nationals Big Rig Show and Shine.
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Regional and National Carriers Showing and Recruiting

Regional and National Carriers Showing and Recruiting

Explore Career and Training Opportunities during Truck Show Weekend!!

Turn your passion for trucks into a career this weekend as the Carlisle Truck Nationals hosts Regional to Nationals carriers, transportation companies and training facilities that can put you in driver’s seat of a well paying career.
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Ten Vehicles Will Be Hand-Selected by Carlisle Events

Ten Vehicles Will Be Hand-Selected by Carlisle Events

Be Chosen as a Member of the Carlisle Elite on Friday

Carlisle Events' staff will be roaming the Truck Nationals Showfield on Friday of event weekend in search of their ten favorite vehicles to become the newest members of the Carlisle Elite. 
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High Truck Competition

High Truck Competition

Tallest Truck Takes the Title!

Join or see the High Truck contest on Saturday afternoon of the Truck Nationals. Lifted truck builders share and show the lifted life and their sky view seats at the Grandstand.
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Low Truck Limbo

Low Truck Limbo

Truck Nats lowers the bar!

Are your standards low? Do you long to let your friends down? Are your goals simply not as high as some of the lifted lifers at the Truck Nationals? If you can answer yes to those questions and you own a mini truck, you just might be the perfect participant for the low truck limbo at the Carlisle Truck Nationals. Join us Saturday afternoon as we lower the bar and lower our standards of measurement. 
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Big Rig Glow Show

Big Rig Glow Show

See the Unique Light Display on Saturday night

When the sun goes down Saturday night, the Big Rig area lights up! The Big Rig Glow Show is a must see!
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Drop It and Drag It - Two Rounds of the Frame Dragging Contest

Drop It and Drag It - Two Rounds of the Frame Dragging Contest

Mini Truckers Get Ready to Drag

The Low Show has peaked the interest of those wanting to participate in the Frame Dragging Contest. We listened and therefore are opening another round of the frame dragging contest! On Saturday, we will have not just one but TWO contest for frame dragging.
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Get Exhausted!

Get Exhausted!

A&A Auto Stores offers Exhaust Installations from Top Brands!

If you’re not exhausted when you leave the Truck Nationals, it's your own fault! A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events, will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures at their local store right by the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Don’t miss this opportunity to GET EXHAUSTED at Carlisle!
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Fun for the Kids at Truck Nationals

Fun for the Kids at Truck Nationals

Fun Goodies for the Kids at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's Truck Nationals, they can pick up their very own goody bag within Guest Services! 
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Awards Parade & Winners Circle – Take in the Glory!

Awards Parade & Winners Circle – Take in the Glory!

Join us Sunday Morning for Winner Recognition!

Get all the glory on Sunday by sharing your winning vehicle in the Winner’s Circle and Awards Parade. Winning trucks will have an opportunity to showcase their vehicles during the Truck Nationals winners parades! 
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Download the Carlisle Events App

Download the Carlisle Events App

Your Owner’s Manual to All Things Carlisle during Event Weekend

Available for Free Download on iTunes and NOW Google Play
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Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Bought a Ticket for the Event? Bring it Back on Sunday and Get In for FREE

This is THE perfect way to spend a laid back Sunday morning at Carlisle for those who have been around the show since the start.
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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at the Grandstand at 9AM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there. 
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Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

Are you looking for some items that you may have seen at the event? Well, we may have you covered on our eBay store, Carlisle Overstock! 
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Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

FREE Taxi Service and Parts Hauling Help Get You from A to B at Carlisle

The Carlisle PA Fairgrounds is a large footprint that can be a challenge at times, even for the most experienced attendee. 82 acres, 16+ miles of paved roadway, vendors and cars everywhere…it’s easy to understand how you may start wondering to yourself “where did I see that part or car I want to buy?” “How do I get my purchase from its space to my truck?”  “How am I going to do this?” 

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