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Carlisle Ford Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield.

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May 31 - June 2, 2024

June 6 - 8, 2025

Event Hours

Thursday: Set-Up Day
Fri- Sat: 7 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 7 AM - 12 PM
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Admission

Daily Thurs - Sat: *$15
Sunday: $7 at Gate (Free with Event Ticket)
Spectator Event Pass: *$30
Kids 12 and Under FREE
*Online tickets discounted.
Daily General Parking: $10

Location

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products will be on-site with offerings ranging from installations to special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world's largest Ford Automotive Flea Market, as well as the latest and greatest products within the Manufacturers Midway.  

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Register your Ford at the Show

Register your Ford at the Show

Outside of Gate 3

Although online registration has closed, you can still register your Ford for the NPD Showfield at the event by visiting the Gate 3 Registration Office! NPD Showfield Registration at the event cost $70, which includes entry for your vehicle, driver and passenger for the event weekend.
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National Parts Depot (120 x 69 px)
Official Ford Nationals Event Guide

Official Ford Nationals Event Guide

Check out the OFFICIAL 2024 Carlisle Ford Nationals Event Guide

Join us May 31 - June 2 for the 2024 Carlisle Ford Nationals! Check out the Event Guide!
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2X Formula Drift Champion and Ultra4 Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Confirmed for the Carlisle Ford Nationals

2X Formula Drift Champion and Ultra4 Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Confirmed for the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Meet Vaughn, See Him Drift in Person, Snag an Autograph, and Learn More about RTR Vehicles

The Carlisle Ford Nationals is excited to share that 2X Formula Drift Champion and Ultra4 Champion driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. will be part of our Saturday, June 1, fun at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.  
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See Morgan Drifts In Action At Ford Nationals

See Morgan Drifts In Action At Ford Nationals

CJ Pony Parts and Morgan Drifts Team Up For a Show-Stopping Exhibition

This year, CJ Pony Parts is proud to partner with Morgan Drifts for a series of high-octane drifting exhibitions at Carlisle Ford Nationals. Come hang out with Morgan and the CJ Pony Parts team for a fun afternoon filled with roaring engines and squealing tires!
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Celebrate 50 Years of Automotive Fun at Carlisle

Celebrate 50 Years of Automotive Fun at Carlisle

Be Part of the Excitement in 2024

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Carlisle Events in 2024! The celebration spans the entirety of the 2024 Carlisle Events car show season. 
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Get Your Vending Spaces for Ford Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for Ford Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

Put your parts in front of thousands of Ford enthusiasts and buyers!
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Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Ford Nationals Car Corral

Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Ford Nationals Car Corral

Classic to Late-Model Fords for any Budget

A wide variety of Ford cars and trucks are annually available for sale in the Ford Nationals Car Corral.
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Honoring our Ford Nationals Charter Clubs

Honoring our Ford Nationals Charter Clubs

Celebrate Carlisle Events' 50th & the Clubs That Started the Ford Nationals

Join us on Friday at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals as we celebrate Carlisle Events’ 50th Anniversary and how the Ford Nationals helped shape that history. On Friday we will be honoring our Charter Clubs at the stage, time to be determined.
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Vehicle Walk-Arounds at the Stage Throughout Ford Weekend

Vehicle Walk-Arounds at the Stage Throughout Ford Weekend

Over 8 Companies will Showcase their Latest Vehicles at the Stage

The Carlisle Ford Nationals is annually known as a place you can find the latest and greatest in the Ford enthusiast world. This year is no exception as a number of companies will be showcasing their awesome products at the stage on Friday and Saturday. Check out the schedule below and see the latest in the Ford world for yourself!
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Mustang Legends Take Over Building T

Mustang Legends Take Over Building T

Celebrate 60 Years with Historic & Legendary Mustangs

The Ford Mustang, what a legend in the car world! To celebrate 60 years of this brand, we are putting together one killer display in Building T to showcase some of the most legendary and historic Mustangs ever built. 
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60 Years of Mustang Production on Display in June

60 Years of Mustang Production on Display in June

Enjoy a Huge Display of One Mustang from Every Year of Production

Sixty years has come and gone so fast, especially when we are talking about fast cars like the Ford Mustang! This year at the Ford Nationals we will have one EPIC tent display showcasing EVERY single year of Mustang production! 
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Duncan Brothers Customs Press Conference

Duncan Brothers Customs Press Conference

Join Duncan Brothers Customs, Bill Tumas, and John Clor for a Radical Announcement

Join Duncan Brothers Customs with Special Guests Bill Tumas and John Clor at 1PM in Building T on Friday.
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Shelby American Unveiling at Ford Nationals

Shelby American Unveiling at Ford Nationals

Friday, May 31st at 2PM in Building T

Shelby American will be unveiling a new vehicle offering in Building T on Friday afternoon at 2PM at the Carlisle Ford Nationals.
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Explore 60 Years of the Ford Mustang

Explore 60 Years of the Ford Mustang

John Clor to Present a 60 Years of Mustang Seminar 

Noted author and Ford Performance Enthusiast Communications Manager John Clor will be hosting a “60 Years of Mustang” presentation on Saturday of the Ford Nationals. 
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See the New 2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package

See the New 2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package

Check It Out in Person & Hear from the Minds behind the Machine

Our friends at Ford Motor Company have launched the all-new 2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package and you can check it out at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals. Check out it’s retro flair on a modern pony car in person and hear from the minds behind the machine.
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Meet Steve Saleen

Meet Steve Saleen

Hall of Famer Returns to the Carlisle Ford Nationals

A very popular name within automotive circles is coming to Carlisle as part of our 40 Years of Saleen celebration.
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Special Guest: Author Robert Kennedy Coming to the Ford Nationals

Special Guest: Author Robert Kennedy Coming to the Ford Nationals

Learn About the Passion, Performance and Politics behind the Mustang

Author Robert M. Kennedy will be joining us in June in Building T as part of the 60 Years of Mustang celebration. Robert’s new book “UNBRIDLED: The Passion, Performance & Politics Behind America’s Favorite Pony Car” is bursting at the seams with hundreds of never-before-published photos provided by the most passionate Mustang owners from around the world.
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Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang II

Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang II

A Showcase of Mustang II's You Won't Want to Miss

Join us this June as we celebrate this historic generation that started in 1974 and went to 1978, becoming one of the best-selling Mustang generations of all time! 
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Mustang II Anniversary Parade

Mustang II Anniversary Parade

Friday at 2PM

Are you ready to have TWO much fun? Join us with your Mustang II for a special parade at 2PM on Friday at the Carlisle Ford Nationals. This parade is open TWO all Mustang II’s registered for the showfield and in the display tent.
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The Ultimate Mustang Legend Visits in June

The Ultimate Mustang Legend Visits in June

The '63 Mustang II Concept Car Joins Our 60 Year Mustang Celebration

Just when you think the 60 Years of Mustang celebration is already going to be huge, another awesome Mustang joins in on the fun this June! The 1963 Ford Mustang II Concept Car will be joining the other legendary Mustangs slated for Building T. 
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The Bordinat Cobra Stops in This June

The Bordinat Cobra Stops in This June

Check Out This Rarely Seen Ford Concept in Building T

When it comes to iconic Ford models from the 1960’s, the first to come to mind is probably the Ford Mustang. Closely followed by that is the beloved Shelby Cobras of the time.
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Celebrate the 40th Birthday of SVO

Celebrate the 40th Birthday of SVO

SVO Mustangs Spool into the Ford Nationals in June

Spool up those turbos for an awesome celebration surrounding the SVO Mustangs! Produced and sold from 1984 to 1986 these Mustangs out of the Special Vehicle Operations group are ones not to be missed! Join us and the SVO Club of America in showcasing these awesome machines! 
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SVO Anniversary Parade

SVO Anniversary Parade

Friday at 1PM

Spool around the grounds of the Ford Nationals on Friday of the show as part of the SVO Parade! Open to all SVOs registered for the show, the SVO parade helps celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the SVO. 
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Y-Blocks Roll Into Ford Nationals in June

Y-Blocks Roll Into Ford Nationals in June

Join us for the Y-Block Reunion

Join us this June as we celebrate the Ford Y-Block as part of this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals. We will have a great display tent setup in the North Field showcasing these awesome Fords. 
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Top Level Scale Builder Joins the Y-Block Reunion

Top Level Scale Builder Joins the Y-Block Reunion

Check Out Dave Heisey's Diecast of Historic Fords and Mercurys

Custom Scale Diecast Builder Dave Heisey will be showcasing his work and collection as part of the Y-Block Reunion Display Tent.
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Special Guest: Author Charlie Morris Joins Us in June

Special Guest: Author Charlie Morris Joins Us in June

Learn More About Y-Blocks from the Noted Author 

 

Known Ford Author Charlie Morris joins us in June for the Y-Block Reunion. Charlie is a wealth of knowledge on all things Y-Block including authoring two books, “Ford Y-Block: A Performance History” and “Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild and Modify”. Charlie doesn’t just know Y-Blocks, he has also authored numerous other Ford titles.

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Ford GT Designer Camilo Pardo Comes to Carlisle

Ford GT Designer Camilo Pardo Comes to Carlisle

Meet Camilo on Ford Weekend Presented by Team Shelby 

2005 Ford GT Designer Camilo Pardo comes to Carlisle via our great friends at Team Shelby Northeast.
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Team Shelby is BACK in 2024

Team Shelby is BACK in 2024

Mark Your Calendars for this Epic Ford Weekend

Team Shelby will once again make Carlisle Ford Nationals their final stop on their Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals event. 
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Celebrate 60 Years of Mustang at the CMAF Dinner

Celebrate 60 Years of Mustang at the CMAF Dinner

Support the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation on Friday, May 31st

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is hosting a special dinner Friday of the Carlisle Ford Nationals. This is the second year for the dinner at the Ford Nationals and will sell out quick like last year’s inaugural dinner. This year we will be featuring 60 Years of Mustang.
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Experience the Annual Ford Nationals Select Display

Experience the Annual Ford Nationals Select Display

Unique Showcase Features Unique Ford Branded Cars or Trucks

This display is positioned within Building Y and features 12-14 cars that are unique to the history of the Ford brand.
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Get Ready to Rock with you RTR Vehicle on the Showfield

Get Ready to Rock with you RTR Vehicle on the Showfield

New Showfield Classes Added for RTR Vehicles 

RTR knows not everyone is meant to be an RTR owner, but when you are, you're part of a unique & passionate group unlike any other. That said RTR vehicles are cut from a different cloth and from here on out will be showcased as such on our NPD Showfield! TWO NEW classes have been added for RTR Vehicle owners.
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The Chocolate Fox Joins the Carlisle Ford Nationals

The Chocolate Fox Joins the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Join the Chocolate Fox Show Within a Show in June

Despite the Chocolate Fox’s original show cancellation in nearby Harrisburg, they still managed to have a way to gather and that’s here in Carlisle!  The Chocolate Fox is a Fox Body based gathering of vehicles. 
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40 Years of the Lincoln Mark VII

40 Years of the Lincoln Mark VII

The Lincoln Mark VII Club Honors 40 Years of the VII & Late Leader John Dancy 

The Lincoln Mark VII Club will be celebrating 40 Years of the Lincoln Mark VII at the event this June. The Lincoln Mark VII club will be hosting a number of cars in the classes next to their club tent all while honoring late club leader John Dancy. 
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Cruise to Carlisle In Style at Pony Trails 2024

Cruise to Carlisle In Style at Pony Trails 2024

CJ Pony Parts Hosts Their Annual Community Meet and Cruise

CJ Pony Parts presents Pony Trails, their yearly signature event for enthusiasts attending the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Every year on the Friday of Ford Nationals, CJ Pony Parts hosts a car meet followed by a cruise from their headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the fairgrounds in Carlisle. 
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Catch a Sighting of the Panther People

Catch a Sighting of the Panther People

Watch It on the Panther Platform at the Panthers United Club Tent

On Friday and Saturday from 11 am and 3 pm the film will be shown at the tent. Catch up with like-minded Panther enthusiasts and enjoy the film!
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Carlisle Ford Nationals 2024 Die-Cast Announced

Carlisle Ford Nationals 2024 Die-Cast Announced

Available for Purchase at Carlisle Ford Nationals

This ’69 Ford Mustang Funny Car from M2 Machines is done up in an old school red, white, and blue livery like none other in our annual series! 
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Ford Parade, Park and Party Comes to Downtown Carlisle

Ford Parade, Park and Party Comes to Downtown Carlisle

A Limited Field of 400 Hit the Streets on Saturday Night

The Downtown Carlisle Association presents the annual and always popular Ford Parade, Park and Party on Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM. 
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The Carlisle Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Carlisle Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

Buy from a Great Mix of Vendors – You Never Know What You’ll Find

 

If you’re coming to the Carlisle Ford Nationals to look at the classic and collector cars on the Showfield, don’t forget, not far from those rides are an amazing mix of automotive flea market (a.k.a. swap meet) and midway vendors.  
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Attention Car Clubs – Compete in the Hemmings Club Challenge

Attention Car Clubs – Compete in the Hemmings Club Challenge

Will Your Club Measure Up?

In addition to the competition among the cars on the Ford Nationals NPD Showfield, there is a battle between clubs to see who has the most cars registered! 
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Get Your Club Connected with Ford Performance

Get Your Club Connected with Ford Performance

Join John Clor for a Club Mixer on Friday 

Ford Performance Club Connect is expanding its outreach efforts with its registered clubs this year with more communications and opportunities for involvement in Ford activities.
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Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Is Your Club Tent the Place to Be?

Plan your theme and your decorations well for the show because there are a host of clubs vying for the honor.
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Celebrity Choice Awards at Ford Nationals

Celebrity Choice Awards at Ford Nationals

All Showfield Participants Eligible

We believe that one of the most honorable awards you can get at the Carlisle Ford Nationals is a Celebrity Choice Award. But do you really know what a Celebrity Choice award means? 
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Specialty Builders Class

Specialty Builders Class

Register Your Hurst, Pettys Garage, Hennessey and MORE
 

Class 140 is home to those specialty built enthusiast vehicles.
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Take It to the Track with the Real Street Shootout on SUNDAY

Take It to the Track with the Real Street Shootout on SUNDAY

See What Your Car Can Do on the Carlisle Course

There is a NEW day and time for the Autocross Real Street Shootout in 2024! The contest will be taking place SUNDAY at 9AM.
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Exhaust Contest at Ford Nationals

Exhaust Contest at Ford Nationals

Sign Up in Guest Services at the Event

Don't miss this cool competition as cars will start in a line on the track and roar as they accelerate. 
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Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest Presented by RTR Vehicles

Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest Presented by RTR Vehicles

Watch it at the Track

On Saturday of Carlisle Ford Nationals, visit the track to get your fix for tire burning excitement during the Rolling Burnout and Donut Contest presented by RTR Vehicles!
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Collect Ford Nationals Stickers Through Social Stops

Collect Ford Nationals Stickers Through Social Stops

Snap Photos to get Collectible Stickers

We're taking you on a "Social Stop" Scavenger Hunt at Carlisle Ford Nationals. Once completed you'll receive the special anniversary display stickers for 2024! The rules are easy, just follow the steps below...
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VMP Performance Offering Dyno Tuning Services

VMP Performance Offering Dyno Tuning Services

Get the Most Out of Your Mods with VMP Tuning

Get your Ford tuned at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals!
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Get Your Ford Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your Ford Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Join Green Mountain Monogram in Building T as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

Stop by the Carlisle Store within Building T to get your Carlisle Ford Nationals 2024 event shirt!

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Fun for the Kids at Ford Nationals

Fun for the Kids at Ford Nationals

Fun Things for the Kids to Do at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's Ford Nationals, there will be different things they can participate in at the show! Check them out below: 
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Virginia Giant Smashes Into Ford Weekend

Virginia Giant Smashes Into Ford Weekend

Monster Truck Excitement Backs Annual All-Ford Showcase
 

The Carlisle Ford Nationals spotlights all-things Ford and for 2024, the event welcomes another crushing piece of automotive history; the all-Ford powered Virginia Giant monster ride truck.
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Awards Presentation – Show your Winning Ford in Style

Awards Presentation – Show your Winning Ford in Style

Join Carlisle on Sunday to Honor Winning Vehicles

Did you find your name on this year's winners list? If so, you are invited to participate in the Awards Presentation in front of the stage on Sunday.
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Ford Nationals Recognizes Associate Sponsors

Ford Nationals Recognizes Associate Sponsors

Some of the Best in the Industry

Ford Nationals welcomes our sponsors and partners, where the industries best companies share their passion for automobiles with enthusiasts.
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The Best Wide Whitewall Award

The Best Wide Whitewall Award

Presented by Coker Tire

Coker Tire will be awarding the "Best Wide Whitewall" award to an exceptional car featuring one of Coker's wide whitewall brands at the show.
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Carlisle Events Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Valley

Carlisle Events Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Valley

Support Ronald McDonald House by Entering to Win These Amazing Prizes

This year Ronald McDonald House Central Valley is raffling a 2024 Corvette Stingray, a 1962 Corvette, a beautifully restored 1970 Chevelle SS, and even a Hawaii Getaway Package. Proceeds from their fundraiser will go towards providing a “Home Away From Home” for families while their children are being treated in a local hospital. 
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CarShowGear.com - NEW Website to Buy Carlisle Merch 24/7

CarShowGear.com - NEW Website to Buy Carlisle Merch 24/7

Courtesy of Green Mountain Monogram

We are happy to introduce CarShowGear.com—your go-to spot for year-round Carlisle Events merchandise! Brought to you by our exclusive Merchandise Partner, Green Mountain Monogram. 
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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

Tickets are cheaper online and that means the money you save can be used in the automotive flea market or can help you buy a car within the car corral.
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Scooter Rentals for Ford Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Ford Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround

Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575.
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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

A $5 off discount will be applied for active, reserve or retired military members who purchase a single day spectator admission ticket in person at the Fairgrounds. 
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Support the Vision Initiative of Area Lions Clubs in 2024

Support the Vision Initiative of Area Lions Clubs in 2024

Donate at the Gate - Carlisle Area Lions Clubs Accepting Donations from April to October

Help those in need at most events this season.  Give generously to members of local Lions Clubs as they staff our gates (varies by event) and accept donations for their Lions Vision Initiative program.
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Download the Carlisle Events App

Download the Carlisle Events App

Your Owner’s Manual to All Things Carlisle during Event Weekend

Available for Free Download on iTunes and NOW Google Play
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The Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

The Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

Check Out the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

Join our amazing vendors and artisans selling items such as handmade crafts, jewelry and accessories, kitchen must-haves, unique clothing, treats to temp you, scents to relax you, beauty products and so much more! 
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Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

FREE Taxi Service and Parts Hauling Help Get You from A to B at Carlisle

Never fear, because we’ve compiled a helpful list of ways that enhance your on-site experience at Carlisle! 

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Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Bring your Ticket Back on Sunday and Get In for FREE

Gates open at 7AM to start shopping for last minute deals from remaining vendors. 
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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

We welcome you to join us for the service led by the Salvation Army and our partners-in-faith. 
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Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

The Carlisle Overstock eBay Store is where we list any "extras" that were available at the events.
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Check out our Event Schedule here.