There is something about a monster truck show that just brings out the kid in all of us. You know it does!!!
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I am talking about the high-octane fuel injected carnage that the monster truck world has! You know the stuff that even Mad Max can’t walk away from!
We go on this kind of Monster truck show events to cheer for our favorites and to see/hear the roar of the machines, the metal crushing, gear grinding fight to be the best.
You know you have a favorite and there are many to choose from, some of the more popular ones you’ll see at a monster truck show are:
- Bigfoot, consider the granddaddy when it first roared to life in 1975!
- Gravedigger, no not the wrestler, this truck came to life in the early 80’s.
- Maximum Destruction, since 2003 that’s what it’s been doing!
- Monster Mutt, don’t let its pedigree fool you, its crews to the bone!
- Bear Foot, the only one to go up against Bigfoot and live, since 1979!
Of course, there are many more popular monster trucks; the term comes from them being made from the body of a truck.
Then same like Frankenstein’s creation, they were originally built from scavenged parts, but now, of course, there is an entire industry built around the creation of the monster truck. And not all are trucks! Some are cars, and some… well, some truly are a monster!!!
So, I scoured the Internet trying to find unique monster truck shows. There are several that are tours, having many dates and performing in cities all across the USA and Canada.
Others are events at the local fair. And lastly, I included few other related events. Hope you find the elusive beast before it finds where you parked!!!
But here, without any further delay, it’s the Monster Truck Show list with the top 20 amazing events that you can attend in 2017.
1. Monster Jam – Best Monster Truck Show
This show’s the biggest and largest monster truck show in the world. It is a live motorsport event tour and television show managed by Feld Entertainment.
Basically is a show that’s held throughout the whole year, but most of the shows are in winter. The tour begins in the spring and ends in March with the World finals in Las Vegas Nevada (Sam Boyd Stadium) every year.
This one is the culmination of the Monster Jam season with only the top competitors competing for the Racing and Freestyle Championship.
They feature the biggest names in monster trucks just to name few: Blue Thunder, Monster Mutt, Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Max-D, Zombie and Captain’s Curse.
It is a national event with various locations across US and Canada but shows are also being held in Europe, Mexico, Australia and some other locations around the world.
It’s good to be able to attend all of their shows but that’s quite impossible so I will recommend you only a few below, but all of them are worth every penny you give.
- Grand Rapids, MI Mar 10, 2017 – Mar 12, 2017, at the Van Andel Arena. Tickets start at $15.
- Fresno, CA Mar 10, 2017 – Mar 11, 2017, at Save Mart Center. Tickets start at $20 but the price at the day of the show its $2 more.
- Las Vegas, NV Mar 23 – 25, 2017 Monster Jam World Finals XVIII (2017). Friday or Saturday individual tickets start at $61 per person, 2-Day tickets (Fri + Sat) start at $97 per person and the 3-Day Double Down Packages start at $197 per person.
Toughest Monster Truck Tour is a national event with various locations across the nation.
This is another interesting show worth visiting presented by Thunderbird Entertainment and produced by MTX Event Production.
This Monster truck show brings on stage only the best monster trucks in the nation and they compete in three competitions each night choosing the Toughest!
On this monster truck show, you can see some of the best monster trucks just to name a few: Tailgator, King Krunch, Bigfoot, El Matador, Big Dawg, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Double Trouble and lots more.
Furthermore, you might see a giant fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur, high flying Freestyle Motocross riders, ATV/quad racing, tough trucks or a 2,000 hp jet powered ATV!
Some of their next upcoming events are planned for:
- 3/17-18/17 in Independence Missouri in the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena venue. Ticket price is about $16 and kid’s tickets are as low as $12!
- 3/24-25/17 in Lafayette, Louisiana in Cajundome venue. Ticket price is $20 for adult and as low as $10 for kids.
- 4/7-8/17 in Loveland, Colorado. Budweiser Events Center venue. Adult tickets are $25, and kid’s tickets are $15.
Traxxas Monster show is yet another national event with various locations across the nation.
If you can handle a 1500 horsepower Monster Truck that can crash cars, pop wheelies with a blip of the throttle and get massive air, then no doubt that this is the right monster truck show for you!
Their incredible monster trucks with 10,000 + pounds can crush cars in a minute! Giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then last but not list is the freestyle action performed at the Monster Truck Destruction Tour!
At the pre-event, you can meet the drivers, have a word with them, and see the trucks from close.
Next few Traxxas Monster Truck show events are planned for:
- March 24&25 Hattiesburg, MS at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center;
- April 7&8 Bangor, ME at the Cross Insurance Center;
- April 7&8 Chico, CA at the Silver Dollar Speedway;
- April 21&22 Portland, ME at the Cross Insurance Arena.
Monster Truck Nationals is always a great hit with every crowd regardless the age!
What could be better than the astonishing speed, sound, and fury of colossal 10,000-pound, ten-foot-tall machines going for broke in a high-flying, all-out showdown?
-Nothing! – You are absolutely right! Nothing can give you this kind of unforgettable night, at least nothing for me, and for all of you out there that are a fan of this kind of entertainment.
The Monster Truck Nationals are back with some more high-velocity shootout at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, April 30th so get your tickets ahead of time and enjoy the rush of a fierce evening of speed, thundering power, and intensity!
This monster truck show is well worth the price of admission and everything is absolutely perfect!
Few of their upcoming events worth visiting are:
- April 22, 2017 -State Farm Center – Champaign, IL;
- June 10 & 11, 2017 – Illinois State Fairgrounds -Springfield, IL;
- October 22 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO;
- July 29 & 30, 2017- Brown County Speedway – Aberdeen, SD
For more information please visit their website.
Monster Truck Throwdown is a live event series that delivers a great entertainment to people of all age.
This show is held in the finest arenas, casinos, racetracks, and fairgrounds all across the United States and Canada.
If you want to see the finest and most fan friendly and accessible talented drivers and their 10,000lb monster truck backflip, then this is the right place for you!
Some of the monster truck superstars in this show are 2-Time World Freestyle Champion, Bounty Hunter, Jim Koehler in Avenger, Over Bored Crushstation, Stone Crusher, and Barbarian!
What is an interesting fact about this show is that the Monster Truck Throwdown demographic makeup of fans shows that 35% of its patrons are less than eleven years old?
Here below I will give you few dates for some of their upcoming events, but you can always visit their website and find the one that suits you best.
- May 13/14 -Grande Prairie, AB -Revolution Place;
- July 14 -Ionia, Michigan -Ionia Free Fair;
- August 5- Joliet, Illinois -Route 66 Raceway (Monster Mayhem);
- August 18/19 -Chippewa Falls, WI -Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
No Limits Monster Trucks is a great adrenaline-charging monster truck show worth seeing!
The No Limits tour is one of the most action-packed live monster truck show events on four wheels, where top competitors are competing in front of a big crowd in racing and freestyle.
What is good about this monster truck show is that they offer a free pit party for VIP ticket holders!
So, if you buy VIP tickets you will be able to come down on the floor and see from a close distance the trucks, take autographs from the drivers and take some pictures.
Few upcoming events are scheduled for:
April 1st – 7 pm – No Limits Grand Nationals and Hot Rod Truck N Tractor Pull at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho. Featuring:
- Ghost Ryder;
- Bounty Hunter;
- Girl Power;
- Iron Outlaw;
- Jail Bird;
- Nitro Menace;
- Wild Thang;
- Plus Taff Trucks.
April 1st-2pm & 7 pm – No Limits Monster Trucks at Andrews Country Expo Arena in Andrews, Texas. Featuring:
- Thunder Chicken;
- Monster Patrol;
- Big Chief;
- Plus Nitro Mega Trucks.
April 22nd- 2 pm & 7 pm – No Limits Winter Nationals Monster Trucks at the Beauregard Civic Center Deridder, LA. Tickets will be on sale soon at O’Reilly Auto PartsStubwire.com. Featuring:
- Ghost Ryder;
- Girl Power;
- Twisted addiction;
- Plus Nitro Mega Trucks.
Monster Truck Grand National Its event that showcases arena crosses races, monster trucks, truck, and tractor pulls, fmx motorcycle jumpers, mud bogs, thrill shows and pretty much everything associated with the automotive industry.
This event will sweep you off your feed and make your heart racing!
It’s a perfect family entertainment where the Tuff Trucks, Monster Trucks, and some other local competitors will give you an exciting entertainment and some WOW moments!
This year the show will be held on 2nd April 2017 at the Idaho State University Holt Arena in Pocatello, USA.
This show featured by the Washington State Spring Fair it’s produced by WGAS Motorsports.
Like and every year, the monster truck show will be held at the State fair and audience from all age will be able to enjoy the action-packed event full with entertainment and blood racing happenings all on the end of the night finished with a spectacular fireworks show.
Regardless if you are a Monster Truck show enthusiast or just a general fan of another monster truck show, this will definitely be a right choice for you!
Some of the featured trucks include:
- Bounty Hunter;
- Play’n 4 Keeps;
- Iron Outlaw;
- Scarlet Bandit;
- Obsessed Maniac;
- Knuckle Head Obsession and much more.
This year event will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017.
9. Topsfied Fair (Monster Truck Show and Demo Derby)
The monster truck show held at the Topsfield fair is a thrilling time for enthusiasts of bone-crushing Motorsports action. This show is produced by the JM Productions.
Starring on the show will be four of the more highly decorated trucks in the industry, the Black Stallion, Jethro Tull, Temporarily Insane, the Iron Warrior (which chassis is custom designed by Michael Vaters, one of the best-known monster truck drivers in the world) and lots of other trucks.
Before each show there will be a ”Party in the Pit” where you can see the truck from close, take pictures and meet the drivers and take their autographs.
Furthermore, there will be Demolition Derby event on both October 1st shows!
This event is huge fun and entertainment where you will be on the edge of your seat for the entire show! So think no more, and if you get a chance , 4pmget you ticket for one of the shows that will be on Saturday, October 1st at bo4 pm and 7pm.
This year Augusta Expo will be hosting another Monster Truck show on Friday, July 21, 2017 – Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 7:00 pm-9: 30 pm.
If you are near by go to see and join the Cunningham Brothers Pick-N-Save Monster Truck Show!
Price range for adults is $15.00 while tickets at the gate will be $18.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 8-12.
This Tour will be back to invade Lake Erie Speedway in 2017!
The All Star Monster Truck Tour fueled by Kwik Fill, this year is featuring all the well-known names of the monster truck shows including:
- Quad Chaos;
- Stinger and
- Dirt Crew;
Furthermore, just so they can make sure you are really enjoying the event there will be Monster Truck Figure 8 Racing, Dirt Jumps, and Transforming Fighting Robots Galactron & Reptar!
The Event will be held at the Lake Erie Speedway, and the dates are Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th.
So if you are near by and love seeing amazing Figure 8 Monster Truck Racing be sure to pay them a visit and see for yourself the fun that this monster truck show can give you!
Grandstand Gates Open at 5PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. The Pit Party is from 5PM-6: 30PM.
The Sarpy County Fair will be held on August 2nd-6th 2017. They are located in Springfield, Nebraska.
Every year the fair is home to a lot of great things, good food, events, entertainment, and this year will be no different.
The monster truck show will be held on Friday night open for anyone with a ticket. Get there early to take pictures with the drivers and their trucks.
This year they’ve scheduled Wicked Sickness, Midnight Rider, Illuminator, Tailgator, and everyone’s favorite Smashosaurus.
They are even promising an opportunity to get a monster truck ride! So visit their website for ticket information.
Montana is home to many things, so why shouldn’t they host a monster truck show?
The Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell, Montana is proud to have the beast come for a visit on June 30th and on July 2nd.
There you can see your favorite monster trucks and meets the drivers who control them. And what new is that the early July event would be complete without a huge fireworks display!
So, go see the show and stay for the fireworks! But with all the good food and entertainment there will be lots to see and do, something for the entire family.
The Hemlock Fair in Hemlock, New York will be hosting the monster truck show again this year, on July 18 – 22, 2017.
Every year it gets bigger and better and this is said to be the best yet. So far it looks they will be featuring PRO TUFF Trucks and Mega Trucks!
Come to the air for your chance to see Backdraft, Instigator, Krazy Train, Aftershock, and who knows what other surprises might be in-store.
They also will be offering monster truck rides for just $10 per person, that’s less than going to see a movie! But there will so much more to do and see!
The Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina is proud to have the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash return on August 19th, 2017.
The Dirt Track will host some of the greatest monster truck show carnage the Carolinas has seen (at least since the last time).
Grab your camera, phone, or even a good sketch artist and get your picture taken with the monster truck of your choice.
There you will also have a chance to speak with the drivers of these 2000 plus horse powered machines. Of course the speedway host numerous events so check out their website and see what they have to offer.
If you are looking to have some fun, check out the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series.
This monster truck show event is almost too big to contain, in fact you can catch any of the three events or go to them all.
They will be held on the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio on May 19 thru 21, 2017, on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania on July 7 thru 9, 2017, and on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 15 thru 17, 2017.
Tickets are on sale now, so visit their website and get yours before they’re all gone.
This is another fun and spectacular show, which can be added to your bucket list.
Canada’s number one monster truck show has been going strong for a long time. If you make your way north you won’t want to miss the action.
The Canadian Monster truck show has all the thrills of their southern cousin but with a twist. You get to see motorcycle stunt riders!
These guys/gals perform some amazing tricks; some even defy the laws of nature! You have to see to believe!
So, if you have the time in late April and May and can visit Montreal, Quebec, Sudbury, and/or St. John check them out.
Mega Trucks Series is one of the newest forms of extreme motorsports.
It all started with highly modified pick-up trucks with big axles and tractor tires and it become an extreme mud-racing event that is well accepted among the adults but the kids as well!
This monster truck show with one-of-a-kind custom-built trucks, will give pleasure and entertaining to families with young children to teens.
In this show you can see different blood racing things like: trucks with skinny tires playing in the mud, the large monster trucks designed to take on the nastiest terrain, some insane jumps made by 2,000 horsepower machines, and twisted obstacle performances that the competitors make just to keep you entertained!
If you want to see No Sweat, QuikStick, Something Sick and Invader, Mega Trucks’ electrifying challenges include “Hill ‘N’ Hole,” deep pit challenges, and obstacle courses with big jumps then think no further and go to see this amazing show!
Here are some dates for their upcoming events:
- March 25: American Rebel Mud Park, Waynesboro, Tennessee;
- April 8: Adventure Off Road Park, South Pittsburgh, Tennessee;
- April 29: Rush Off Road Park, Rush, Kentucky;
- May 20: Finals, West Georgia Mud Park, Tallapoosa, Georgia;
- June 10: Texas Motor Speedway.
Lil Monster Trucks is most fun you’ll ever have at a monster truck show! It has all of the thrills as their adult counterpart, just not the size.
The driving team consists of youngsters ranging in age from 6-17 years old. They tour the country putting on actual monster truck shows, which include all the usual events, such as: freestyle, tricks, monster truck racing, (with all the jumps and rides).
The kid drivers proudly promote a positive theme (anti-bulling, various D.A.R.E. programs, and other important issues).
So if you want some special entertainment for your next event, give these little guys and gals a call.
The Dayton Off Road Expo has been around for many years. It is the premiere place to showcase your Jeep and other trucks.
Muddy Buddy’s Jeep Wrangler club is the proud sponsor of this event. If you got a chance to see Expo you’ll know it is more than meets the eye. They have a monster truck show, seminars, venders, and lots of entertainment.
And if you get a chance check their Jeep Jam, in Wilmington, Ohio, held every August. This exciting event has some of the toughest Jeep obstacle courses to better thrill every Jeep enthusiast. So look them up and get your tickets for the Jeep Jam!
For more information please visit their website.
A Little Something For Everyone
Though perhaps you truly do enjoy seeing large beast crumple and crush those wussy cars, you might be interested in a little something different. So here are few other events that you might enjoy.
To be honest I am not sure that there will be a true monster truck show, but I had to include this event because it is going to be huge!
August 4th thru the 6th 2017 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania will be one of the grandest events of them all.
There will be venders, truck/car shows, buying/selling events and so much entertainment you won’t want to leave!
They have been doing this for decades and know how to grab your attention. Check out their website to see all of their events coming up throughout the year.
Not to be confused with the Off-Road Expo, the International Off-Road & UTV Expo has a little of everything, but on a grander scale!
It looks like they will be offering two chances to check it out. They will have an Arizona event on December 1st thru 3rd, 2017. The other show will technically be in mid-January 2018 in Del Mar, California.
So check out the venders from around the globe, off-road vehicles of all sizes and style, and if you’re lucky there might even be a monster truck show.
But as of now (March 2017) the website doesn’t go into a lot of detail, so feel free to visit them later for more information.
Off-Road Expo is more than a monster truck show; well really it isn’t as much about monster trucks as it about the off-roading adventure.
They will have everything from vehicles to parts and a whole slew of entertainment.
This year the Off-Road Expo is going to be held at two locations, March 18 & 19, 2017 at the West World of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. NA
The second event will be held at the Fairplex Exposition Center in Pomona, California on September 30th and October 1st.
So, don’t miss your chance to meet some of the industry’s top experts to learn how to make your off-road adventure that much better!
Obviously I didn’t include every single Monster truck show event. As I stated earlier, some are tours that travel the nation, so hopefully they will be performing in your area.
Check your local paper, favorite website, Facebook group and see what monster truck show might be coming to you.
They great thing about these events is the excitement that fills the air, the show as a whole. Quite often these are joined with other events, perhaps a car/truck show. Other times there will be live bands performing.
Most of the show will have some kind of timed or racing event. The ever classic pulls and of course, we all love to see the fan favorite, the smashing of Junkers under their tires.
Have you been to a monster truck show? What did you like the best? What is your favorite monster truck show? Which is your favorite monster truck? Bigfoot maybe? Did you ever try to build one? Share your experiences with us.
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