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Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 243-7855
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Celebrating 40 years in 2014

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Since 1974, Carlisle Events has been hosting collector car, truck and motorcycle events on the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds in Cumberland Valley, PA.  These family-friendly shows feature something for everyone - including special vehicle displays, part vendors, burnout contests, vehicle giveaways, beauty contests, demonstrations, stunt shows, live music, special guest appearances, industry professionals, Women's Oasis, kid's activities and more.  Don't forget to check event schedules for downtown Carlisle events including street parties, parades and extended shop hours.

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Annual Shows, Auctions & Parades:

Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral and Auction

This annual kick-off event features 8,100 vending spaces, car corral with 2,000 cars for sale and auction in the Carlisle Expo Center.

Performance & Style

This motorsports and lifestyle festival features the hottest trends in motorsports.  View over 1,500 custom vehicles, stunt shows, live music, competitions and special guests.

Import & Kit Nationals

Tour the grounds to discover over 1,200 classic and high-performance vehicles from at least seven different countries, on-site autocross racing, club gatherings and activities for kids.  Don't forget to sign up for the car giveaway and historic cruises.

Ford Nationals & Ford Parade

Over 2,200 Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicles will be on display during this family-friendly event.  Experience special displays, test drives, a burnout competition, kid's activities, industry guests, a car giveaway, drag racing, autocross, club gatherings, swap meet and great vendor selection.  Plan to attend the Ford Parade in downtown Carlisle Saturday night, where you will discover over 400 Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns, a street party and extended shop and restaurant hours.

GM Nationals

Discover one of the largest and most diverse of General Motors events, featuring top quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models. Event highlights include autocross, drag racing, industry guests, activities for the kids and giveaways.

Chrysler Nationals

Mopar-lovers will experience over 2,100 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand, special displays, kids' activities, industry guests, giveaways, drag racing and more at this unique event.

Truck Nationals

Buckle in to one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world!  For over 20 years this show has showcased over 2,000 lowered mini trucks, chromed out big rigs, custom vans and lifted 4x4s.  Family-fun attractions include monster truck shows, monster truck rides, Kids at Carlisle Activity Center and  more.   

Corvettes at Carlisle & Corvette Parade

Get revved-up for the largest Corvette event in the world, showcasing more than 5,000 of these American icons.  Bring your vette for autocross, dyno testing, burnout competitions and a parade through Historic Downtown Carlisle. 

Carlisle Sports & Outdoors Show

The weekend will feature a wide array of interactive and hands on events for enthusiasts of all ages, a swap meet for buying and selling used gear, equipment and apparel as well as a corral that will host everything from ATV's to RV's, boats to the trucks that pull them, campers and more. In addition, there will be safety courses, seminars and more offered, while an off road course is also planned for those wanting to get a little mud on the tires.

Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral and Auction

Join thousands of enthusiasts for the last show of the season.  The fairgrounds will be packed with 8,100 vending spaces, 2,000 vehicles and family-friendly activities.

Groups:  Enjoy a day or weekend of cars, parts, memorabilia, celebrity highlights and specialty events. Advance ticket purchase. Motorcoach parking.

  • Gift Shop
  • Hours: Varies based on event
  • Months Open: April-October
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Packages
  • Parking: On and off site available
  • Payment Accepted: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Handicapped Accessible
Family Fun
  • All Ages
  • Restrooms
  • Price: Ticket Prices Vary
  • Restaurant/Snack Bar
  • Group Reservations Required
  • Motorcoach Parking
Type of Experience
  • Educational
  • Shopping