What better for kids to get outside and have some fun by touching and climbing on trucks they have seen around town. What kid doesn’t want to jump on a firetruck and pretend they are putting out fires or sitting high on a dump truck pretending to dump a load of dirt. Touch A Truck events have been setup just for this reason, to let kids imagine what it would be like.
Touch-a-Truck Events in Connecticut
These are 2014 Touch A Truck dates
August 16, 2014:
The Berlin Fire Dept. First Annual Autorama / Touch-A-Truck
Rain date is Sunday, 8/17/14.
1591 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT
Berlin Fire Dept’s first annual Autorama Car Show includes Hot Rods, Wreckers, Race Cars & Antique Fire Trucks. Touch-A-Truck includes a variety of vehicles.
September 5, 6, 7, 2014
722 Colonel Ledyard Hwy / 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy
Rte. 184 to Rte. 117 to Ledyard Center
I-95 to (Exit 88) Rte. 117 Ledyard
Take part in your Ledyard Fair! Be a participant and/or spectator. The Fair hosts many nonprofits, local businesses and performers, food, music and agriculture combined with family friendly activities. These events along with local artisans and many competitive events for both participants and fair-goers is the single-best expression of our community’s talents and interests! Come celebrate our past and embrace the present making the Ledyard Fair our town’s premier event!
September 21, 2014:
12 to 4 om
Rain date: Sept 22nd
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield
The Fairfield JWC presents Trucks! Trucks! and More Trucks!
With over 30 exciting vehicles to explore, the fun will seem to last forever! Hop aboard, honk the horn, touch the trucks and more! Refuel on lunch foods, popcorn, cotton candy, italian ice and other treats! Make a pit-stop at the complimentary Kids’ Corner for a bop in a bounce house, face painting, tattoos and jam with DJ Bam Bam. Jump aboard the Roaming Railroad or take a ride in the bucket truck to extreme heights! Hang with a few superheroes! Our vehicles this year include a police car, cherry picker, a coast guard boat, an antique truck, back hoe, front loader, tractor, dump truck, school bus, kung fu car, Fire truck, toaster truck from Stepping Stones, a stretch limo!!!
These dates are for 2013. Stay tuned for 2014 dates.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Starting at 10:00 am Mum Festival
Sunday, September 22nd, Starting at 1:30
Memorial Boulevard Park
Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Inflatable Basketball * Ride the Train * Touch-a-Truck * Bounce House Dragon FOR EVERYONE! * Crafters and Organization Booths * Activities and Entertainment Child Identification Program (CHIP) Bristol Auto Club Show * Tethered Balloon Rides * Dunk your politician Tank *
Saturday, September 28, 2013
12 noon to 6pm
The Banksville Community House, Inc.
12 Banksville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Conveniently located 3.5 miles North of Exit 31 (North St.) off the Merritt Parkway (203) 622-9597
This year we have Chicken Joe’s, bouncy houses, Adopt-A-Dog, Hay rides, Pony rides, touch-a-truck, and more! Touch a Truck – Fire Trucks, Construction Vehicles, Garbage Truck, Ambulance, Tow Truck, etc.
Norwalk Touch-a-Truck Event
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
Taylor Farm Park
KIDZFEST is an exciting, hands-on, family event, offering the unique opportunity for young and old alike to get in and explore construction, emergency, and recreation vehicles of all sizes that are typically off limits to the public. Emergency vehicles include: police vehicles, crime scene investigation trucks and ATVs (from local police departments), ambulance, scuba boat, Norwalk fire trucks, State Police explosive detection trucks and the State Police explosive sniffing dog team; and construction vehicles: excavator, wheel loader, skid steer, dump truck, flat bed with fork lift, and race car just to name a few. The Eagle One Helicopter, operated by the Stratford Police Department and utilized by Fairfield County Police Departments, will be making a special appearance from 10 am – 1 pm (weather permitting). Additionally, attendees can ride the Roaming Railroad, and participate in other activities including face painting, music, games, and much more! The Meltmobile, as seen on the Food Network, will be serving up some fabulous gourmet grilled cheeses and Mister Softee’s Ice Cream will be sure to impress with their sweet treats.
Get up close and personal with some cool larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few.
Sunday November 3, 2013
11 am to 3 pm
Members: Free | Non-members: Free with gate admission
Stamford Museum and Nature
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford CT 06903
NEW this year! Taste some of Stamford’s finest chili! Stamford’s Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off will be held at this year’s Touch-A-Truck event raising money for both the SM&NC and The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, taste each competitor’s chili and vote for your favorite.
Expired 2014 Dates: Check for 2015 Dates
Saturday, March 29, 2014
9:30 am to 1:30pm
Coleytown Elementary School
65 Easton Road
Westport, CT 06680
Tickets: $20/family (all proceeds benefit The Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School)
Construction trucks and emergency vehicles! Melissa & Doug tent offering activities and giveaways! Roaming Railroads train ride! Bounce House! Face Painting! This event is rain or shine, though Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School reserves the right to cancel event in the case of extreme or unsafe weather conditions. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Urgent Care West Haven
11am to 2 pm
Rear parking lot
$5.00 per adult
203 Urgent Care is teaming up with the United Way’s BOOST! program to bring West Haven a Touch a Truck event not to be missed. Experience trucks such as; oil, moving, demolition, towing, bulldozers, etc. including food trucks; cupcakes, pizza and ice cream. The event is open to the public and an entry fee of $5 per adult applies with 100% of proceeds benefiting our charity.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Great Hartford Touch-A Truck
9:30 am to noon
Special Needs Community “No Honk” Time: 9:30 to 10:00 am
Cost: $18 in advance and $20 at the door (per family)
Register: Call 860-236-4571
More Information and location: www.mandelljcc.org
Put your child’s imagination in gear as they honk, toot, beep and take the wheel of their favorite cars, construction vehicles, police and fire tucks, buses and more. Plus, crafts, Bounch House, Child I.D. Kits, and more.This Touch-a-Truck event will be held rain or shine.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
(Rain date Sunday)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
McCook Point Park
Cost: $4 per person. Children age two and under are admitted free of charge.
The main event is trucks – 30 of them ‐ including a fire truck, smoke truck, bucket truck, cement mixer, satellite truck, humvee, paramedic van and police cruiser to name a few. New additions this year will include a 2012 BMW X5, an antique fire truck, an American Safe Wash truck and a Crest Ford truck.
Rounding out the venue will be a variety of crafts, face painting, Mad Science, balloon animals, a raffle and a photoshoot in a huge truck tire sponsored by Crest Ford. In addition there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and soda for sale for lunch.
The Roaming Railroad, a trackless train, will be onsite to provide short excursions around the top of the park for $2 each.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Eisenhower Park, North Street, Milford, CT
Cost: $5 each, 2 and under free
For Tickets: contact Janis Simko at email@example.com
Overflow parking and shuttle bus available at the Platt Tech School
The Junior Women’s Club of Milford presents “Touch a Truck”. Many trucks including a fire truck, construction truck, bucket truck, military truck plus face painting, tattoos, rock wall climbs, hay rides, snacks, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda, and much more. Overflow parking and shuttle bus at Platt Tech School. Held rain or shine.
11 am to 2 pm
63 Universal Drive North
(Home Depot Shopping Plaza)
North Haven, CT
203 Urgent Care and the United Way’s BOOST! Program bring you Touch-A-Truck! Adventure seekers are invited to explore larger than life trucks and machinery in North Haven, Sunday, June 1st. $5 per family gives you access to trucks, games, crafts, food and fun! All proceeds benefit the United Way’s BOOST! program.
11 am to 3 pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Contact: Tanya Weinberg, 203-387-2JCC, firstname.lastname@example.org
$5/child. Proceeds benefit JCC youth programs.
An interactive, hands-on event that allows children to climb on, explore and discover their favorite trucks and vehicles including fire engines, police cars and construction trucks.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
10 am to noon
This is a Free Event
Library/Town Hall Parking Lot
Held in conjunction with the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Kickoff to Summer Reading, this is an event for the whole family! This is a hands-on event where kids young and old can touch, honk horns and climb on the vehicles we will have on display. Vehicles on display may include a Back Hoe, Fire Truck, Pay Loader, Dump Truck, Deck Mower, Police Cruiser, Medical Ambulance and more! No registration is required. This event is FREE and no registration is required.
10 am to 2 pm
Essex Town Hall
29 West venue
Sponsored by the Essex Library
$12 for a Family Pass
Start your engines; the Essex Library’s popular Touch A Truck Event roars into town on Saturday June 14 to kick-start your summer. From 10 AM to 3 PM, Essex Town Hall parking lot will host a whole convoy of trucks, earth moving equipment, a school bus, bucket trucks, fire trucks, police cars, an ambulance, and more, for your kids to explore and enjoy. There will be live music, face painting and pretend tattoos, a children’s book sale, even a miniature railroad to ride on. Tickets will be available at the Essex Library and at the event; the price is $4 per person, or you can save money with a family pass for $12. Proceeds from this “fun-raiser” will go to support Library programs and services. This event is part of the Essex Library’s ongoing 125th Anniversary celebrations.
Do you know of any other Touch-a-Truck Events coming up on Connecticut? Leave a comment below and we will add them to the list.