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24th Anniversary Waupun Truck-n-Show - Waupun, WI - 8/9-10/2013

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Inspiration for a truck show in Waupun began many years ago after some community members went to an event called “Touch-a-Truck”.  While many see “big rigs” rolling down the highways, “Touch-a-Truck” enabled spectators to see the awesome vehicles up close and even look inside.

Now in its 24th year, the event in Waupun has grown. This year’s event will be held August 9 and 10. In recent years, the Waupun Truck Show has averaged hundreds of trucks a year from all over the United States and Canada!  The event brings the beautifully detailed trucks to the show for everyone to enjoy and admire.  Truckers come to show off their rigs, enjoy the friendship of fellow drivers, and enjoy the appreciation of thousands of spectators who stroll the grounds on Spring Street anytime on Friday and Saturday.  A shuttle service takes spectators from designated parking areas to the festival grounds.  Parking is not available on the grounds because every spot is needed for trucks!

Two parades are held on Main Street in Waupun. A  Friday night parade occurs about 9:00pm. The City of Waupun turns off all of the street lights on Main Street so the trucks can display their amazing array of lights!  The Saturday parade at 3:00pm enables spectators to see the beautiful murals and other works of art on each truck.

Admission to the Truck-n-Show festival grounds (Spring Street in Waupun) is free.,Visitors may look at the beautiful trucks up close and look inside the trucks. The technology and changes that have occurred in the big trucks is amazing! Enjoy good food and drinks, lots of great music and meet many amazing truck drivers!   Friday night, a free dance is held in the Community Center. A fee is charged for the Saturday night dance in the Community Center.

The Waupun Truck-n-Show is a nonprofit organization run completely by volunteers.  Besides putting on a fantastic show, organizers take pride in raising money for Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish Foundation and for a local family with financial needs due to illness.

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013     
Truck and Light Show Registration
8:00am – 8:00pm

Milk Truck Registration
8:00am – 5:00pm

Milk Truck Competition
5:00pm – 6:00pm  (Awards 7:00pm)

Exhibitor Displays
Noon – 9:00pm

Chicken BBQ
(by Waupun Ice Sculptures Synchro Skating Team)
4:00 – 8:00pm

Individual Pioneer and Truck Recognition
Starting at 7:00pm

Enjoy FREE Live Music
4:00pm – 8:00pm | Rushford Mile - Local favorite Shawna Harmsen performs with this great new band.

8:00pm – 12:00am | Back Home Boys - Classic Rock, Country, Rock (outside)

Pioneer Driver Award
Special Olympics "Parade Auction" & Program
starting at 7:00pm

Lights of the Night Convoy
Starting at 9:00pm


Expanded Kids Area
Games & Inflatable Rides

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
Truck and Light Show Registration
8:00am – 8:00pm

Milk Truck Registration
8:00am – 5:00pm

Milk Truck Competition
5:00pm – 6:00pm  (Awards 7:00pm)

Exhibitor Displays
Noon – 9:00pm

Chicken BBQ
(by Waupun Ice Sculptures Synchro Skating Team)
4:00 – 8:00pm

Individual Pioneer and Truck Recognition
Starting at 7:00pm

Enjoy FREE Live Music
4:00pm – 8:00pm | Rushford Mile - Local favorite Shawna Harmsen performs with this great new band.

8:00pm – 12:00am | Back Home Boys - Classic Rock, Country, Rock (outside)

Pioneer Driver Award
Special Olympics "Parade Auction" & Program
starting at 7:00pm

Lights of the Night Convoy
Starting at 9:00pm


Expanded Kids Area
Games & Inflatable Rides
    Pancake Breakfast (Waupun Lions Club)
7:00am – 11:00am

Truck Registration
Competition Registration 8:00am – 10:00am
Parade Only Registration 8:00am – 1:30pm
(Trucks arriving after 10:00am Saturday will be Parade only. NO EXCEPTIONS.)

Exhibitor Displays
including Antique "ATHS" Truck Display
9:00am – 3:00pm

VFW/American Legoion Color Guard & National Anthem
Starting at Noon

Make-a-Wish Program & "Parade Auction"
Noon

Truck Judging
11:30am – 2:30pm

Model Truck Contest
TBA

Rides of Pride Parade
Nation's Largest Truck Parade
3:00pm with motorcycles preceding the trucks!

Prizes Awarded
Over 300 Plaques/Trophies to be awarded after Parade
Interior classes sponsored by Rockwood Interior

NEW Slow Truck Race
6:30pm

Non-Stop Music  (Free)
11:00am - 2:00pm | Rushford Mile - Local favorite Shawna Harmsen performs with this great new band.

Dance  (Inside Community Center, Admission Charged)
7:00pm - 1:00am
Back Home Boys (classic rock, country)
Avalanche Lilly (current rock and some progressive)

For More Information:

Waupun TruckShow

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
Truck and Light Show Registration
8:00am – 8:00pm

Milk Truck Registration
8:00am – 5:00pm

Milk Truck Competition
5:00pm – 6:00pm  (Awards 7:00pm)

Exhibitor Displays
Noon – 9:00pm

Chicken BBQ
(by Waupun Ice Sculptures Synchro Skating Team)
4:00 – 8:00pm

Individual Pioneer and Truck Recognition
Starting at 7:00pm

Enjoy FREE Live Music
4:00pm – 8:00pm | Rushford Mile - Local favorite Shawna Harmsen performs with this great new band.

8:00pm – 12:00am | Back Home Boys - Classic Rock, Country, Rock (outside)

Pioneer Driver Award
Special Olympics "Parade Auction" & Program
starting at 7:00pm

Lights of the Night Convoy
Starting at 9:00pm


Expanded Kids Area
Games & Inflatable Rides
    Pancake Breakfast (Waupun Lions Club)
7:00am – 11:00am

Truck Registration
Competition Registration 8:00am – 10:00am
Parade Only Registration 8:00am – 1:30pm
(Trucks arriving after 10:00am Saturday will be Parade only. NO EXCEPTIONS.)

Exhibitor Displays
including Antique "ATHS" Truck Display
9:00am – 3:00pm

VFW/American Legoion Color Guard & National Anthem
Starting at Noon

Make-a-Wish Program & "Parade Auction"
Noon

Truck Judging
11:30am – 2:30pm

Model Truck Contest
TBA

Rides of Pride Parade
Nation's Largest Truck Parade
3:00pm with motorcycles preceding the trucks!

Prizes Awarded
Over 300 Plaques/Trophies to be awarded after Parade
Interior classes sponsored by Rockwood Interior

NEW Slow Truck Race
6:30pm

Non-Stop Music  (Free)
11:00am - 2:00pm | Rushford Mile - Local favorite Shawna Harmsen performs with this great new band.

Dance  (Inside Community Center, Admission Charged)
7:00pm - 1:00am
Back Home Boys (classic rock, country)
Avalanche Lilly (current rock and some progressive)

























Waupun Truck-n-Show
PO Box 161, Waupun, WI 53963
Phone: 920-324-9985





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