2018 Wisconsin Towing Association Tow Show and Convention

The Wisconsin Towing Association Tow Show and Convention will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17, 2018 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.  Please click the appropriate tab for Registration, Vendor, or Sponsorship.  Thank you!


June 15:

  • 1:00 – 6:00 pm Registration
  • 9:00 am Vendor & Exhibit Set Up
  • 6:45 pm Opening Ceremonies
  • 7:00 pm Homer’s Pig Roast Picnic
  • 8:15 pm Ladies Forum (Women of the Towing and Recovery Association)
  • 9:30 pm Truck Light Show Contest

June 16:

  • 8:00 am Exhibits Open
  • 8:00 am Continental Breakfast at the Vendor Tent
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Working Wrecker Contest
    ($25 entry fee for WTA members; $35 for non-members)
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm WTA Silent Auction for the Survivor’s Fund at the International Towing Museum.
  • 11:30 am Burger/Brat Cookout
  • 12:00 pm Ladies Luncheon
  • 1:00 pm Towing Recovery Forum
  • 3:00 pm Silent Auction Close
  • 5:00 pm Exhibits Close
  • 6:30 pm Kids’ Party – Ages 4 to 12
  • 7:15 pm Banquet, Awards Presentations, and Towing Fashion Show

June 17:

  • 8:30 am Exhibits Open
  • 9:30 am Annual Business Meeting
  • 10:30 am Board of Directors Meeting


Phone: (888) 598-4313 ♦ Address: 2501 River Rd – Wisconsin Dells WI 53965 ♦  Website

Booking ID Number:  F72419

Nightly rates for rooms range between $159 and $448 depending on room size.

Registration for the meals is now closed, however if you are coming to just view the trucks, attend the towing forum, or walk around the convention grounds, there is no charge and you do not have to register.  If you entering a truck in the Working Wrecker contest, there is a fee of $25 for WTA members and $35 for non-members, payable in person at the Registration trailer.


Tow Show Sponsors are always needed and help with the many costs associated with putting on a great show each year.  If your company would like to add your name to the list of sponsors featured on this Web site and at the Tow Show, please fill out the information below and select your level of sponsorship.  THANK YOU!!

If sending a check, please mail to PO Box 44849 Madison, WI 53744. Your total amount due will appear when you hit the Submit button.


Vendor Space fees do not include any meals at the Tow Show.  You must register and purchase those separately.  If you are planning a demonstration of some type during the Tow Show, please contact our office ahead of time to let us know when and what you are planning to do.  Contact Dan Johnson (djohnson@witruck.org) with any information.

If sending a check, please mail to PO Box 44849 Madison, WI 53744. Your total amount due will appear when you hit the Submit button.

PLEASE REFER TO THE MAP BELOW WHEN MAKING YOUR SPACE SELECTION.  Space is limited and on a first come-first served basis.  Your vendor space is not reserved until full payment is received.

Shirts may no longer be ordered at this time.  If you have placed an order, it will be waiting for you in the Registration trailer during open hours. 

Thank you.

The Working Wrecker Contest is your opportunity to show off your truck(s) and compete in several classes and types of tow trucks.  The cost for WTA members is $25 per truck and for non-members, $35 per truck.  You must register your truck in advance at the Registration trailer no later than 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Judging begins at 10:00.  Please be sure to remain near your vehicle during judging hours and provide us with your cell phone number in case the judges need to find you.



Class A – Light Duty (14 and newer)

Class B – Light Duty (13 and older)

Class C – Medium Duty (14 and newer)

Class D – Medium Duty (13 and older)

Class E – HD Single Axle

Class F – HD Tandem Axle (14 and newer)

Class G – HD Tandem Axle (13 and older)

Class H – HD Tri-axle (14 and newer)

Class I – HD Tri-axle (13 and older)

Class J – HD Specialized (Rotator, Quad axle)

Class K – Carrier (14 and newer)

Class L – Carrier (13 and older)

Class M – Antique Wrecker (Show)

Class N – Antique Wrecker (Working)

Class O – Mechanical (Light & Medium Duty)

Class P – Mechanical (Heavy Duty)

Class Q – Service Truck

Class R – Trailer

Class S – 5th Wheel

Paint & Graphics

Most Unique / Innovative

We get a lot of questions about the Tow Show each year.  Please check this list first to see if your question(s) is answered.  If not, call our Madison office at 608-833-8200 or send an e-mail to djohnson@witruck.org


If I just want to bring a truck and walk around the convention grounds, do I have to register for the Tow Show?

No.  Registration is only for meals or if you’re going to be a Vendor or Sponsor.  There is no need to register for anything other than that.

When is the deadline for registration?

Generally speaking, we would like to have everyone registered no later than Monday, June 11th so we can let the hotel know how much food to prepare.  You can register and pay the day of the Show at the Registration area.  However, it is possible that tickets for the Saturday cookout and Saturday banquet may be sold out.

Can children attend the Tow Show?

Absolutely!  We have special pricing for children’s meals and offer a free Kids Party on Saturday evening.  However, we do like to limit the party to no more than 25 kids, as we are limited on chaperones for the party.

Is there a cost to attend the Women’s Towing forum on Friday evening?

No.  But if you could indicate your attendance on the Registration form, we would appreciate it.

Is there a cost for the towing and recovery forum on Saturday afternoon?

No.  Just show up in the Hospitality tent after lunch.

Is there a cost for the Ladies Lunch?

No, but please let us know in advance if you are attending.  We do like to keep this luncheon at a limit of about 50 people.

I’m a Vendor/Exhibitor at the Tow Show.  When can I start setting up?

Usually Friday in the early afternoon, unless there are special circumstances.

Where do I pick up our meal tickets and other items for the Tow Show?

There will be a large trailer in the parking lot, just to your left as you drive into the Chula Vista Resort.  All materials for your registration, including meal tickets, wristbands, name badges, programs, t-shirts (if ordered) and the WTA Silent Auction will be in the trailer.

Do I have to register my truck for the Friday night light show contest?

No.  Just bring your truck and turn your lights on around 9:30 p.m.

Where do I park my truck?

When you enter the Chula Vista Resort, there will be WTA officials there to help with parking.

Will there be WTA shirts for sale at the Show?

Unfortunately, no.  It’s simply too difficult to determine the amount and sizes to order.  However, shirts may be available for order on-line after the Show has ended.

I have some items I’d like to donate to the WTA Silent Auction.  Where should I drop them off?

The Registration trailer in the parking lot.

How will the proceeds from the Silent Auction be used?

Pursuant to the WTA Board of Directors, 100% of the proceeds from the WTA Silent Auction will be donated to the Survivor’s Fund at the International Towing Museum.


    *Wrecker Contest judges may not have a truck entered in the contest