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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

August 4 - 6, 2023

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)
Spectator 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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Save 10% on 2022 Truck Nationals Showfield Registration

Save 10% on 2022 Truck Nationals Showfield Registration

Save Time and Money: Details Below     

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Tuesday, June 21 to save 10%! Why wait in line and lose time that you could be spending on grounds enjoying the event? Register today via Gate-N-Go to save 10%. 
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Judged Truck Show

Judged Truck Show

Classes for Light Trucks, Jeeps & SUV’s

Carlisle Truck Nationals will feature classes for Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs! We are pleased to welcome back our team from eJudged.com to cover the field and choose our winners. If you want to be part of the judged field, review the links below to register and learn more!
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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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Monster Truck Thrills Invade Carlisle

Monster Truck Thrills Invade Carlisle

Bad News Travels Fast and Full Boar Battle at Truck Nationals

Monster truck themed family fun returns in a big way this August with Bad News Travels Fast and Full Boar!
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Celebrate 40 Years of GM's Compact Pickup

Celebrate 40 Years of GM's Compact Pickup

GM Nationals and Truck Nationals to Showcase the 40th Birthday of the S-Series

The famed S-10/S-15, the first domestically built compact pickup of the big three automakers, turns 40! 1982 started it all and in 2022 we intend to celebrate the 40th Birthday of the S-10, including the GMC S-15.
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Featured Vehicle Display

Featured Vehicle Display

Apply Yours to Be Considered

The Carlisle Truck Nationals is welcoming applications for the Featured Truck 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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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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Tractors Plow into Truck Nationals 2022

Tractors Plow into Truck Nationals 2022

Display Organized by Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association 

The Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association came out with a bang in 2021, with 25+ tractors on display. This year they will be back & bigger than ever with a display of tractors on the Showfield and some additional activities that feature tractors in motion. 
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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 and 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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FreestyleMX at Truck Nationals

FreestyleMX at Truck Nationals

FMX Meets Monster Trucks

 

Flips, tricks and high flying ramp to ramp performances will adorn the skies over the Carlisle Truck Nationals as Freestyle Moto Cross (FMX) joins our Monster Truck Shows for Friday and Saturday of the Carlisle Truck Nationals. 
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See the Moto Motion Freestyle Tour in 2022

See the Moto Motion Freestyle Tour in 2022

Black Flips, Wheelies, Jumps and MORE

Catch the excitement of the Moto Motion Freestyle Tour at Carlisle Truck Nationals in 2022! From backflips to crazy jumps, this show is unlike anything you've seen before.
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Throw Some Axes at Truck Nationals

Throw Some Axes at Truck Nationals

Hatchet & Axe Company Comes to Truck

We are excited to announce that Hatchet & Axe Company is once again bringing their mobile axe throwing trailer to Truck Nationals from August 5-7! Whether you are an axe-pert or want to try it for your very first time, you have to check it out when you come for the show.
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Get Your Vending Spaces for Truck Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for Truck Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

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 enthusiasts and buyers.
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Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs for Any Budget

Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs for Any Budget

Sell or Buy in the Truck Corral

A wide variety of trucks, jeeps, SUVs in all varieties of make, model and condition are annually available for sale in the Truck Nationals Truck Corral. You can shop, compare and make the deal directly with the owner.
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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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Truck Clubs Represent at Carlisle

Truck Clubs Represent at Carlisle

Official Clubs Rally at Carlisle

Field your fleet, present with your posse or come as a crew, Carlisle Truck Nationals club program welcomes the COOLEST truck clubs around.
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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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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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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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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

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
 

Every year at Carlisle Truck Nationals, The Old Fire Farts of York County always presents a unique display of Fire Truck History. This year they are planning to feature Darley Engines within their Building T Display. This display is expected to be a real treat for truck enthusiasts!
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American Truck Historical Society

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 excited to welcome a regional showing of American Truck Historical Society members at the Carlisle Truck Nationals.
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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 watch 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 - Frame Dragging Contest

Drop It and Drag It - Frame Dragging Contest

Get Ready to Drag

The Low Show has peaked the interest of those wanting to participate in the annual Frame Dragging Contest. As some may know, the trucks that have Titanium Blocks spark like crazy, but the ones without Titanium Blocks don't as much. In order to make things inclusive for all lowered trucks, we are judging on two categories within the same contest. We will crown three winners for trucks with Titanium Blocks & three winners for trucks without Titanium Blocks. As an attendee, this just means you get to see more trucks dragging down the hill on Saturday night!
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Pre-Order Your Truck Nationals 2022 T-Shirt

Pre-Order Your Truck Nationals 2022 T-Shirt

Pre-Order & Pick Up at Truck Nationals

Thanks to our apparel and merchandise partner, Green Mountain Monogram, you can pre-order the Truck Nationals 2022 T-Shirt well in advance of the show!
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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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Scooter Rentals for Truck Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Truck Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround
 

Thanks to Scootaround, the exclusive scooter and wheelchair rental service for Carlisle Events, you can rent mobility scooters & wheelchairs for the event. Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575. The only way to guarantee scooter availability is to reserve online prior to the event! 
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Awards Presentation & Winners Circle – Take in the Glory

Awards Presentation & 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 Presentation. Winning trucks will have an opportunity to showcase their vehicles during the Truck Nationals winners parades! 
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Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts – Donate at the Gate

Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts – Donate at the Gate

Carlisle Area Lions Clubs and Salvation Army Accepting Donations in 2022

There is undeniable turmoil currently playing out in the Eastern European country of Ukraine.  Since February, its people have been under attack from the Russian military.  As survivors flee, many have been left in need of support in ways that most will never comprehend.  
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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 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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