Over the years, we've seen the passing of many hard-partyin', 18-and-over truck shows even BEFORE the economic state we're currently enduring.

Truckers get older and family priorities can change the tone of events, while others simply fall victim to influential political correctness. However, there are still some events out there that hold true to their original intent. The Eighth Annual Freak Show, held in Kinston, North Carolina, with a Halloween theme, was wild from day one and shows no sign of letting up. Show promoters Glenn and Mike Pilgreen of Drop Jaw Productions put on several shows a year and normally expect 50 or 60 preregistered entries. When it comes to the Freak Show, this year's advance numbers exceeded 400, emphasizing the enthusiasm that minitruckers have for this wild weekend. Freak Show innovations included on-site camping with a separate show field, VIP status available with special privileges like free beer and the best seats in the house for the wild night-time shows, big cash payouts along with a ton of trophies. The eighth annual event attracted more than 1,400 vehicles and 4,000 spectators to the Lenoir County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit Dropjawmag.com.

The Show Lowdown
Name: Freak Show
Location: Kinston, North Carolina - Lenoir County Fairgrounds
Dates: October 24 -26
Total Vehicles in Attendance: More than 1,400
Spectators: 4,000

Fast 411:
* Adult-oriented, must be 18 years or older to get in
* Don't miss the Halloween costume competition or the Miss Super Freak Bikini contest
* More than 300 trophies, Best Of's, and lots of cash prizes

Events: The Fairgrounds mud pit hosted the Free Style Dirt exhibition, Burnout Competition, and the Hydraulic Contest. In addition, there was the Beer Pong Tournament, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Bed Dancing Exhibition, and the G&H Car Stereo and Muffler Rap Contest. Nighttime activities began on Friday night with the Bikini contest ($500), Saturday night Halloween Costume Contest ($250) and the Miss Super Freak Bikini contest ($1000).

Sponsors: RNR Custom Wheel and Performance Tires

Vendors: Drop 'Em Wear?, Crankenstein woofers, Drop Jaw Clothing, Vinyl Expressions, Graphic Hut, Custom Carolina's Vehicle Graphics and Wraps, Down South Entertainment, Sikness Video, Audio Sports, T&D Customs, Above Reality Hydraulics, Unrealistic Dreams Airbrushing, Rush Motorsports Performance, Dream Audio & More Customs, Garage Tease Videos, along with Papa John's, Santillos, Woogies, and George's who kept everyone well fed.

Contact for Future Events: Dropjawmag.com.

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