The 2nd annual Old Town Rig Down is coming to Downtown Nacogdoches on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16. Big rigs will be lined up and down the brick streets showing off more chrome than you have ever seen in one place.

The event is presented by the Massey Rose Foundation, which is a non-profit organization. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be distributed among the following area agencies:

  • Casa of Deep East Texas
  • Christ Episcopal
  • Harold’s House
  • Nacogdoches Hero Foundation
  • Keep Nac Beautiful
  • Nacogdoches Education Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club of Nacogdoches

The 2022 Old Town Rig Down raised over $200,000 for Nacogdoches-area charities, and this year, that dollar amount is expected to grow.

The Run Down of Rig Down

Friday, September 15

The event starts at 5 p.m. Downtown Nacogdoches will be closed to traffic. You're welcome to walk the brick streets and take a look at the multitude of trucks that will be on display.

When the sun sets, it's lights on for the big rigs. You'll definitely want to take pictures of the lights, the neons, and other fantastic glowing truck decor.

Food trucks will be on hand, plus a live DJ will be playing music at Festival Park until 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

The event starts at 10 a.m. Once again, you'll be able to browse the big rigs. At 2 p.m., check out the live auction on the Nacogdoches CVB stage. A guitar donated by Encore Music and autographed by Saturday night's artists is one of the great items to be auctioned.

At 5 p.m., awards will be presented on stage at Festival Park. There will be awards for best combo, best day cab bobtail, best sleeper bobtail, people's choice, and best of show.

At 7 p.m., the National Anthem will be played, followed by the Old Town Rig Down Concert featuring Colt Ford, Steve Molanders, Jo Tyler, and Brian Martin. The concert is scheduled to end at midnight.


Did I mention that the event is free? There is no cost to attend the concert and it's free to check out the trucks.

Find out more about the event here.

The 'World's Largest Truck Stop'

Recently, my wife and I took a road trip from Sioux Falls to Saginaw, Michigan.

Why would we drive 15 hours to Saginaw? My wife has family there, plus we were going to see a concert in Detroit, but the show was canceled.

Since we already had the time off from work so we decided to spend a few days in that 'tourist destination' known as Saginaw. Sure, it's not Vegas or Florida, but it was nice to get out of town for a few days.

We drove down Interstate 29 to the Omaha area and picked up Interstate 80 then headed east across Iowa. Just to the west of the Quad Cities sits Iowa 80, the self-proclaimed 'World's Largest Truck Stop'.





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