Each year, the Clarke County Fairgrounds has no shortage of exciting community events. From hosting the Clarke County Fair to local rodeos, fundraisers, special events and more, it’s the “go-to” for county-wide draws and entertainment. At the end of June, the fairgrounds will be roaring with even more excitement as the new JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show and Tractor Pull comes to town.
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The JunctionTown Showdown Truck Show and Tractor Pull started with a couple friends discussing the need for a family friendly event in the area that would also support local community education and business growth. By partnering with the Clarke County Fair Board they were able to make their vision come true. Today, they’re excited to bring the first-ever JunctionTown Showdown event to Osceola, Iowa.
Proceeds from this event will go back to the local community. The show originators will be designating scholarships through the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation and the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation for local students to use in the pursuit of a career and technical education degrees. There will also be monetary donations to various youth groups from fundraising throughout the weekend’s events.
What: JunctionTown Showdown
Where: Clarke County Fairgrounds, 2070 W McLane St, Osceola, IA 50213
When: Friday, June 30th, Saturday, July 1st, and Sunday, July 2nd
Friday – Kids Truck-n-Treat, Pro Pulling Event, Skydivers, Fireworks
Saturday – Pro Pulling Event, Truck Light Show, Skydivers
Sunday – Truck show events all day, Awards Ceremony
Tractor Pull Attendee Entry Fees: $25 for Adults – Kids (under 10) FREE*
- The Truck Show and Vendor Fair is FREE to the Public. The Truck & Tractor pulling staging area is also open to the public.
- In-person ticket sales will be at the Clarke County Fairgrounds box office starting at 4:00 pm on June 30th and 4:00 pm on July 1st
- Pre-Ordering will be available at their Website – https://junctiontownshowdown.com/visit/tickets
- *Online Sales end Friday June 30th at 8:00pm.
Clarke County Fair board provided the land and event space for the tractor pull and vendors while the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) offered space in the E. Eddy Saylor Business Park adjacent to the fairgrounds, for vehicle parking and the truck show.
“With their commitment to donating proceeds to local students, the CCDC board saw this as an exciting opportunity to tie in trade education and a focus on growing our manufacturing base,” said Bill Trickey, CCDC Executive Director.
According to the show proprietors, JunctionTown Showdown is anticipated to be an excellent production, partnering with two well-known and experienced associations: Pro Pulling League for the truck and tractor pull and No Coast Large Cars for the truck show. Both of these organizations have a huge following and will provide excellent exposure for the city of Osceola and Clarke County through their social and media networks.
“We will have contestants in attendance for both events coming from all over the United States and Canada.” Said Jesse Giza, Show organizer. “We look forward to making this event something that everyone wants to come back to year after year.”
Their event will be publicized throughout the team’s social media channels, print flyers, their website, local and regional radio, as well as television/broadcast advertising in Omaha, Kansas City, Des Moines and Eastern Iowa. Sponsors and attendees will also benefit from information and announcements during the shows.
The JunctionTown Showdown team are still looking for volunteers and some sponsorship opportunities are still available.