Traveling on I-80 west of Davenport, about 3 hours out from Chicago, you can't miss it.
Of course, you can't miss it because it's surrounded by fields, and the sign is visible for miles in the farm country.
For you city slickers, that's Iowa corn.
Folks in Iowa also know a thing or two about raising pigs.
There was plenty of music.
And it was hard to find an empty hay bale for the shows.
Fortunately, balcony seating was available.
Natalie Stovall and the Drive fiddled around for a while.
... and got quite an ovation.
Trucking's "Highway Angel" Lindsay Lawler had plenty of fans on hand, of course.
Between shows, truckers had plenty of people who wanted to chat with them.
More than 175 exhibitors filled the booths and the big top tent.
CAT Scale brought out all its toys to get attention.
Team Run Smart's Henry Albert tells Boy Scouts why trucking is such a great business.
The most affordable trucks on the lot.
The "Trucker Olympics" featured various critical skills tests, such as tire rolling.
That ain't beanbag. Oops. actually...
What's a party without balloons? And if yours gets away, don't cry. Dad will get you another.
This is one place where truckers are the center of attention.
Sunset means it's time for the lights to come up.
The truck parking lot turns into a midway.
Every truck is an attraction.
What's next, you ask?
Alas, into each Jamboree a little rain must fall.
Not to worry, there's still plenty of shine. Check out the show trucks here and the antique truck display here.
Ask a trucker why he comes to Walcott...
See you next year.
The trucks are the attraction, but it’s the people that make the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree special. Here’s a sampling from three days of hanging out at Iowa 80.
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