The Redneck Games are back at the 2024 Carlisle Truck Nationals

The Redneck Games are back at the 2024 Carlisle Truck Nationals

Let the Redneck Games begin! It’s an olympic year, so the Carlisle Truck Nationals celebrates in their own way.

Carlisle Events

Carlisle, PA – Beginning July 26, athletes from around the world converge on Paris, France for the Summer Olympics games. While this weeks-long event showcases the best of the best in a variety of disciplines, some 3,780 miles away about one week later at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, the complete opposite takes center stage for the Red 102.3 Redneck Games at the Carlisle Truck Nationals.

Carlisle Truck Nationals weekend is August 2-4 and from 7 AM on Friday through load out Sunday, highlights a variety of family-friendly activities. In addition to the trucks on display and in motion, Carlisle Events, a long-standing local business within the Carlisle community, is pleased to partner with another local entity; Radio Carlisle’s Red 102.3 for their popular Redneck Games event.

Maybe it’s a bit ironic that the actual Olympics in Paris start a week earlier because whatever will happen at this year’s Redneck Games will be the opposite of anything showcased in France. The games start at 10 AM on Saturday, August 3 with a very entertaining opening ceremony. Led by the station’s local on-air personalities, the 16 athletes, and we use this term loosely, will position themselves in front of the stage for a handful of physically and mentally challenging contests.

Two groups of four teams (16 participants) square off as part of six games of skill and chance. Games range from pretty simple, to more than a little difficult. Games are as follows: Road Kill Toss (no actual road kill will be tossed), Cigarette Flip (assuming no actual cigarettes either), Beer Bottle Ring Toss, Cornhole, Toilet Paper Toss, and the grand finale; Bobbing for Pigs Feet. The winning team earns a variety of prizes from the Red 102.3 prize closet, while everyone else gets a parting gift of some sort. In addition, everyone will have their shenanigans showcased on social media for the world to see!

Promotion of the 2024 Redneck Games is currently underway by way of the Carlisle Events web page, Carlisle Truck Nationals social media channels, and on-air with Red 102.3. On-air and social media promotion starts July 10, with registration through Red 102.3 running July 16- 19. Advanced contesting will see six teams win their way into the competition, while two more teams will be selected as wild card entrants in person at the Carlisle Truck Nationals.

Aside from this activity, the Carlisle Truck Nationals continue to welcome in trucks, displays, and activities that are fun for all ages. There are monster truck shows and rides, freestyle motorcycle stunt shows, trucks of all shapes, sizes, styles, and eras, and best of all, kids 12 and under are admitted FREE!

Spectator admission tickets are discounted online in advance and Showfield registration is available online through Monday, July 29 (in person thereafter). To learn more and make plans to attend, visit or call 717-243-7855 today.

Carlisle Events, celebrating 50 years in 2024, is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes automotive flea markets of varying sizes, multiple auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners, and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle

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