A convoy is rollin’ into Eau Claire Friday, August 19th-Sunday August 21st.
Hailed as one of the largest truck shows in the country, the annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck and Tractor (“ECBRTS”) show is truckin’ into town and bringing FREE semi-loads of excitement and fun for families and truck enthusiasts alike.
If you are unfamiliar with the ECBRTS, like I was when I first moved to town a few years ago, you may also be skeptical of what this entails. I had a vision of a handful of trucks casually parked all afternoon in a local parking lot with little else to do. Was I wrong. VERY wrong. The Eau Claire Big Rig Truck and Tractor show is no small feat with 15 acres of show grounds, free shuttles to local hotels, semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada, live bands, competitions, and of course lots of trucks.
For the kids (and kid in all of us) there are free semi rides on Sunday from 10:00am-1:00pm, where you can climb up on a rig and experience what it is like drive truck. There will also be inflatable bounce houses and face painting, a daytime parade of trucks and a lighted nighttime parade. And on Friday night, you can even kick back and enjoy Disney’s “Zootopia” with an outdoor family movie night right at the fest.
What about the adults? Don’t worry, there is more than enough fun to go around with 35,000 square feet of exhibitors and vendors, local live music all weekend, antique trucks and fire trucks, and judging for unique paint job, interior, motor, and lights. This event is also a unique opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career with one of the major trucking companies as they have representatives on site during the weekend.
Best of all this FREE event donates a portion of any proceeds raised during the weekend to United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin as well as both the Chippewa Valley Chapter of SPAAMFAA and the Hands Foundation which helps area homeless veterans.
If you’ve been to the Big Rig Truck and Tractor show before, you know how awesome it is already, and if you haven’t, I can promise it’s worth your time and you won’t regret it. And if you’re there on Sunday, you might just see me with a cheesy smile waving to you from the passenger side of a big rig semi ride!
Event Info: Eau Claire Big Rig Truck and Tractor Show CVTC Parking Lot 617 W. Clairmont Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Friday, August 19th-Sunday, August 21st http://www.eauclairebigrigtruckshow.com/homepage