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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 6 - 8, 2021

Event Hours

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

Admission

Daily Fri- Sat: $15
Sunday: $7 (Free with Event Ticket)
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.

Looking to show your truck at this year's event?  Register today for the Showfield!  Not showing a truck but still looking to come for the fun?  You can purchase DISCOUNTED single day or full event spectator tickets online now!  Please note, Showfield registration includes access for the driver and one passenger only.  Additional passengers must purchase a ticket.  As always, kids 12 and under are admitted FREE. 

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  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • SQUARE American Force Wheels
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • SQUARE Ranch Hand
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • SQUARE American Force Wheels
  • SQUARE Ranch Hand

Event Activities

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Pre-Register Your Truck for the Showfield

Pre-Register Your Truck for the Showfield

Save Time and Pre-Register Online

Gate-N-Go has ended but you can still benefit from pre-registering early! Pre-registration remains available up until show week. 
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 Carlisle Events Works to Support Project SHARE and United Way 2020 Events Season Offers an Outlet for Donations and More

Carlisle Events Works to Support Project SHARE and United Way 2020 Events Season Offers an Outlet for Donations and More

 

While car show season is up and running at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, there are still many local businesses and people who need support.  As

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Special Offers for Customers Announced

Special Offers for Customers Announced

Save EVEN MORE on Spectator Tickets PLUS Flash Sales

World events of the past few months have put on hold many of the fun things we enjoy in life, including attending car events in Carlisle. However, with some sight of a light at the end of a tunnel, Carlisle Events has crafted some special offers. These offers reach the core three aspects of what we do; showing a car, vending or attending the event as a spectator. 
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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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Ford Brings its ALL NEW 2021 F-150 to the Carlisle Truck Nationals

Ford Brings its ALL NEW 2021 F-150 to the Carlisle Truck Nationals

See Something Rarely Seen by Anyone to Date

Have you wanted to see what the ALL-NEW Ford F-150 truck looks like?  Wait no longer because the only one available to be seen by the public CAN be seen by the public as part of this year’s 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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Learn All About the Truck Nationals Family Fun Today

Learn All About the Truck Nationals Family Fun Today

A Trio of Great Options Compliment the Truck-Themed Fun

2020 has been a challenge for all of us, maybe more so for the kids as their summertime play routine has been disrupted.  At this year's Truck Nationals, we think we just might have the cure for those summertime blues. 
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Mountain Bike Trial Shows Comes to Carlisle

Mountain Bike Trial Shows Comes to Carlisle

Top Riders Slated for Truck Show Weekend

Be sure to check out the incredible Mountain Bike Stunt Shows featuring the Nation’s top cycling talent.

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Transform Your Weekend into Fun with the Family

Transform Your Weekend into Fun with the Family

Optimus Prime Replica Truck Comes to the Carlisle Truck Nationals

Bring the kids, tell your friends and make your plans today to see in real life, an Optimus Prime Replica Rig! 
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K-9 Frisbee Fun Invades Carlisle Truck Nationals

K-9 Frisbee Fun Invades Carlisle Truck Nationals

See Multiple Dogs, Including World Champions in Action

Family fun returns to Carlisle with Frisbee dog action from Disc Dog Hall of Famer Lawrence Frederick and his world-champion Disc-Connected K9 team. 
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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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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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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
 

The Old Fire Farts of York County, PA are working on plans to bring Truck Nationals fans a sampling of apparatus from American LaFrance. American LaFrance was founded by Addison Ward LaFrance in 1916 in Elmira, New York.
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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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Dyno Testing & Tuning

Dyno Testing & Tuning

Get your Truck tuned during Truck Nationals

Modern Muscle Motorsports specializes in modifying and tuning today's high-performance , fuel-injected vehicles and they will be here at Truck Nationals! 
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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 - 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 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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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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Get Your Truck Nationals Event T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

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

Join Green Mountain Monogram in Building T as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

Get your Carlisle Truck Nationals event shirt starting August 7th at the 2020 Carlisle Truck Nationals. Pre-order pickups or first-time sales, it’s all available at the Carlisle Store within Building T.

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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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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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Possible Event Changes

Possible Event Changes

Scheduling Updates

Due to greater circumstances, events and activities have been and are subject to change at any time.
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