Ready to rumble: Monster Truck Wars coming to West Liberty

Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa–Though this year’s racing season has come to an end, the racetrack at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds still has plenty of exciting action for people of all ages to enjoy. Sept. 24, Monster Truck Wars will make its first appearance in West Liberty, giving monster truck lovers the chance to see some of their favorite vehicles from TV in person.

Because of both the size of the monster trucks themselves and of the crowds that they draw, Monster Truck Wars sough a venue big enough to accommodate everyone and everything. “They were looking for a location to have their event with enough room for the monster trucks to perform and a place that could handle the expected crowd size,” shared Muscatine County Fair Director Kelsey Meyers.

With a large lineup of trucks and events, one can easily see why Monster Truck Wars anticipates their upcoming show drawing a crowd. With approximately five trucks coming, including fan favorites Equalizer, El Oso Loco, and Sheriff, attendees will get to see lots of Monster Truck action up close and personal. As a special feature sure to appeal to local monster truck lovers, Quad Wars will pit Team Iowa against Team Illinois to see who will take the regional championship. Kids can also get in on the fun as well by preregistering to take part in power wheel races around the track for little ones age nine and under. Attendees may purchase concessions throughout the show, ensuring everyone stays full and hydrated.

Even before the show starts, attendees can explore the world of monster trucks by purchasing passes to the pit party, where people can meet the drivers, see the trucks, and even get to enjoy children’s activities in the Kid’s Fun Zone.

A day of monster truck fun for all, Monster Truck Wars will take place Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. with the gates opening at 11:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to attend may purchase tickets online before the show, or at the gate, for a slightly higher price. Pit party passes cost $5, and people paying for them at the gate must pay in cash.

An event unlike anything else that the Muscatine County Fairground hosts throughout the year, Meyers believes it will give everyone who attends an exciting experience they will not soon forget. “We are very excited about it!” exclaimed Meyers: “This is a new event and we think it is very exciting to have it coming to our area. It is an event for the whole family to enjoy, and if you want to see other family events in the future, you need to come out and support the ones we have.”

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