Carlisle Truck Nationals

August 7 - 9, 2020 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

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August 7 - 9, 2020

Gate-n-Go Deadline

June 29, 2020
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Event Hours

Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM
Sunday: 7AM- 1PM

Admission

Daily Fri- Sat: $15
Sunday: $7
Event Pass: $25
Kids 12 & Under FREE

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA

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. Scroll down to learn more about what's going on at the Carlisle Truck Nationals!


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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 29, 2019 through January 2, 2020 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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Get your Truck Nationals Package in Time for the Holidays!

Get your Truck Nationals Package in Time for the Holidays!

Convenience. Savings. Fun. Select the package deal that works best for you!

Coming to Truck Nationals has never been so easy with the help of our NEW Package deals! No matter if you want to show or just show up, we have a package that is perfect for you. Running from November 29, 2019 - January 2, 2020 at 5PM, you'll receive an extra discount off these packages for our annual Holiday Sale! Check out the details from the list below....
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A&A Auto Stores Presents the Truck Nationals

A&A Auto Stores Presents the Truck Nationals

Automotive Retailer Sees Enhanced Brand Recognition at Carlisle

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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Judged Truck Show

Judged Truck Show

Classes for Light Trucks, Jeeps & SUV’s

2020 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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Featured Vehicle Display- Apply Today!

Featured Vehicle Display- Apply Today!

Get Invited, Get Featured, Showcase your Ride

If you are interested in sharing your ride for 2020, submit an application! 
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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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Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Vending Spaces available, space discounts may apply. Call today!

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?

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
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Vanarama VIII

Vanarama VIII

Make your Van Plans for 2020!

Got Van Plans? Make some for 2020 as Carlisle Truck Nationals welcomes CustomVan.com as the sponsor and host of the 9th edition of VANARAMA at Carlisle!
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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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Attention Fleets- Carlisle to Recognize Fleet Showings

Attention Fleets- Carlisle to Recognize Fleet Showings

NEW 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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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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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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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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Featured Fire Trucks

Featured Fire Trucks

Courtesy of the Old Fire Farts of York County

Special thanks to the Old Fire Farts of York County, PA for sharing a sample of Hahn Fire Apparatus history at the Carlisle Truck Nationals. The OFF is a group of active and retired firefighters who restore antique fire apparatus and work to preserve the fire history of this country. 
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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 showfields at Carlisle 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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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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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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Monster Truck Thrills Invade Carlisle

Monster Truck Thrills Invade Carlisle

Car Crushing Mayhem and Rides – Fun for All Ages

Monster truck themed family fun returns in a big way this August. Ride or watch with amazement and excitement with car crushing exhibitions.
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Ride in a REAL Monster Truck with the Virginia Giant

Ride in a REAL Monster Truck with the Virginia Giant

Strap in a Crush Cars with Hall of Famer Diehl Wilson

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to sit in a monster truck and feel its power as you crush cars?  At Carlisle this August you can do just that with the legendary Virginia Giant
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Jam out to Live Music at Truck Nats!

Jam out to Live Music at Truck Nats!

Friday & Saturday Performances!

Join us Friday & Saturday at the Grandstands as Carlisle Truck Nationals presents live music for your entertainment! 
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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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Drop It and Drag It - Saturday Night Frame Dragging

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 for Saturday night 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
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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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Fun and Games Come to Carlisle via the Phantom Fun Zone

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. 
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Truck Nationals Burnout Contest

Truck Nationals Burnout Contest

Smoking Permitted in Designated Areas Only

Special thank you to our 2019 Truck Nationals Burnout Sponsor, Atturo Tires!
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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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Fun for the Kids

Fun for the Kids

Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Includes Crafts, Games, a Play Area and More

Truck Nationals weekend is fun for the entire family and we haven’t forgotten about our next generation! In the Kids at Carlisle Activity Area, we give the kids a chance to be a kid! 
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Get Your Truck Nationals Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store Online

Get Your Truck Nationals Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store Online

Join Green Mountain Monogram Online to purchase your 2019 Shirt.

Did you miss getting the 2019 Carlisle Truck Nationals Event T-Shirt? Don't stress out, Green Mountain Monogram has you covered! Visit their Carlisle Store Online and you can chose to have it mailed directly to you. Stay tuned for 2020 Shirts coming in the near future!
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Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 7AM to 1PM

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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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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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there. 
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Complete the Carlisle Events Experience

Custom-tailored Event Packages

Package 1

Show & Shirt Package

2020 Showfield Registration (Available for Judged & Non-Judged)
2020 Truck Nationals T-Shirt

 

Package 2

Big Rig Show & Shirt Package

2020 Big Rig Showfield Registration (Available for Judged & Non-Judged)
2020 Truck Nationals T-Shirt

Package 3

Spectator Package

2 Single Day Admission Tickets
1 Reserved General Parking Space

Interested in Our Other Hosted Events?

Check out our Event Schedule here.

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Book online or call (800) 216-1876