Events & Education

Three days full of education, entertainment, and networking events to further your career and connect with the industry.

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Event

PKY Truck Championship

The PKY event kicks off the show truck season...

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Education

PRO TALKS Seminar Series

40+ education sessions covering current industry topics...

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Entertainment

MATS Concert

Join us for the official MATS Concert & After Party at Fourth Street Live!

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Event

Truck Parking Community

More than 30 acres of FREE truck parking...

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Call for Speakers

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Daily Schedule

Schedule will be updated each week as more events are finalized.

    9am - 6pm
    Thursday
    • PKY Truck Beauty Championship

    • Presented By: Stars & Stripes
    • Lot J Behind West Wing

    The annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship kicks off the show truck season with the largest grouping of show trucks in the country, all vying for honors in the country's premier truck beauty show. The event, which has become a star attraction at the Mid-America Trucking Show, celebrates North America's heavy-duty, working show trucks. Look for the trucks in Lot "J" behind the West Wing

    4pm - 10pm
    Thursday
  • 4146 Park Blvd, Louisville, KY 40209, Enter GATE D

    FREE truck parking for class 7-8 trucks (no hook-ups), regular shuttles to and from the convention center, hot showers, portable restrooms, and more.

    8pm - 9:30pm
    Thursday
    • PKY Light Show

    • Presented By: Stars & Stripes
    • Lot J Behind West Wing

    The PKY light show is a spectacle like no other. Competitors light up the night with a wide array of colors displayed on their custom trucks.

    10am - 4pm
    Friday
    • PKY Truck Beauty Championship

    • Presented By: Stars & Stripes
    • Lot J Behind West Wing

    The annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship kicks off the show truck season with the largest grouping of show trucks in the country, all vying for honors in the country's premier truck beauty show. The event, which has become a star attraction at the Mid-America Trucking Show, celebrates North America's heavy-duty, working show trucks. Look for the trucks in Lot "J" behind the West Wing.

    4pm - 10pm
    Friday
  • 4146 Park Blvd, Louisville, KY 40209, Enter GATE D

    FREE truck parking for class 7-8 trucks (no hook-ups), regular shuttles to and from the convention center, hot showers, portable restrooms, and more

    7pm - 9:30pm
    Friday
    • MATS Concert

    • Presented By: TBD
    • 4th Street Live!

    TBD

    9:30pm - 11pm
    Friday
    • After-Party

    • Presented By: TBD
    • 4th Street Live!

    TBD

    9am - 4pm
    Saturday
    • PKY Truck Beauty Championship

    • Presented By: Stars & Stripes
    • Lot J Behind West Wing

    The annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship kicks off the show truck season with the largest grouping of show trucks in the country, all vying for honors in the country's premier truck beauty show. The event, which has become a star attraction at the Mid-America Trucking Show, celebrates North America's heavy-duty, working show trucks. Look for the trucks in Lot "J" behind the West Wing.

    10am - 12pm
    Saturday
    • PKY Awards Ceremony

    • Presented By: Stars & Stripes
    • South Wing Conference Room B101

    The custom trucks have been judged, now it’s time to celebrate these works of art and crown the winners. All attendees are invited to Awards Ceremony where the winners of each class will be announced, along with Best of Show, People’s Choice, and other awards.

    4pm - 10pm
    Saturday
  • FREE truck parking for class 7-8 trucks (no hook-ups), regular shuttles to and from the convention center, hot showers, portable restrooms, and more.

    5pm - 7pm
    Saturday
    • PKY Parade

    • Presented By: Stars & Stripes
    • Parking Lot adjacent to Circle of Champions

     Join us as we watch the competitors line-up to take a victory lap around the Expo Center. This is a great opportunity to take photos and video of the trucks as they drive around the “Circle of Champions” before heading home.