This summer, Magic Mirror Productions in association with the American Truckers’ Club will be holding a three-day event brimming with live entertainment, trucker inspiration, and fun for everyone in the industry. The festival will take place August 13th-15th in Branson, MO at the Branson Events Center.
Tickets are free if you register in advance. However, they are only $10 (for adults) and $5 (for children) when purchased at the gate. Additionally, event access passes can be acquired until Saturday, August 8th at 11:59p. Admission includes opportunities to catch some unique shows in the theater as well as seminars, free samples, opportunities to see brand new gadgets and much more. Seminars include retirement planning and financial advice just for those in the truck driving industry. For those not in the trucking industry, the event will serve as a great opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle and see some rigs up close! Plus, live outdoor entertainment and other special shows soon will be posted along with their ticket information.
What: 1st Annual American Truckers Festival
Where: Branson Events Center (formally the Tri-Lakes Center, Mel Tillis Theatre)
2527 State Highway 248 in Branson, MO
When: August 13th, 14th, and 15th
Gates open at 9 a.m.
Why: According to event organizer and CEO of Magic Mirror Productions, “…the organizers of the festival believe it’s time that America expresses its appreciation for all that these ‘heroes of the highways.’”
How: Get your tickets online at www.Americantruckerfest.com or www.BransonConnections.com. Or, by phone, at (417) 337-8427.
…but smile for the camera!
Magic Mirror Productions will be taping the entire event and plan to use the footage for a future TV series. They hope to document trucker interviews, exhibitor chats, and all the live entertainment of the event.
Special internal events at the festival include:
- ATC Truck Show featuring custom and vintage rigs on the 13th with prizes in several catagories
- America’s Greatest Singing Truckers competition on Friday, the 14th on the main stage (And if you want to enter, email email@example.com)
- Rows of booths, what they refer to as “the highway”, which are lined with games, specialties, and more
- Education courses and seminars available
- New trucks to see (maybe even test drive?!)
- Job networking opportunities
Want to exhibit? Inquire about vendor/booth spaces withe festival office at (417) 319-4624. Or, click here for more information.
If you will be in the area this August, why not stop by the first ever American Truckers Festival? You might just leave with some great memories and maybe even a cameo on a TV series.