What organizers call the “biggest little truck show in the country” takes place the first weekend of next month.
The Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show is Feb. 3 and 4 at the Peoria (Illinois) Civic Center. It’s organized by the Mid-West Truckers Association, which also holds its annual convention; the registration deadline for the convention is Jan 30.
The truck show is open from 9 am to 5 pm Friday and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday.
In addition to a variety of exhibitors, the show includes several special events.
The Safe & Courteous Driver Award is open to all members of the Mid-West Truckers Association and their drivers.
The show also includes the Truckers Pride Contest truck show, which is open to trucks of all makes, models, and years. There will be a People’s Choice award based on show attendees, and a Driver’s Choice award voted on by participants in the truck show.
There is a slate of educational programs open to association members.
This year’s show also features the first kids’ pedal semi pull, “Pull for a Cure,” Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 pm on the show floor. Sponsored by Truck Centers, Inc., “Pull for a Cure” will cost $25 per entrant, with all proceeds going to pediatric cancer research. There are no age restrictions, classes will be based on weight (maximum 80 pounds). Kids will have one attempt to pull as far as possible. There will be prizes for each class. Registration is required.