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Welcome to Cumberland Valley, your ultimate destination for automotive enthusiasts and car aficionados. Nestled in the heart of southcentral Pennsylvania, our region boasts some of the finest auto experiences you'll find anywhere.

Whether you're a dedicated car collector, a racing fanatic, or simply have a passion for automobiles, Cumberland Valley has something special in store for you all year round. From thrilling car shows and speedways to adrenaline-pumping drag races and captivating antique car museums, our region is a haven for all things automotive.

Your next getaway promises to be an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the world-renowned Carlisle Events’ car shows, experience the thundering excitement of sprint car racing at the legendary Williams Grove Speedway, and take a nostalgic journey through time at our remarkable auto museums. After a day of exploring our show fields, raceways, and other automotive hotspots, unwind and savor the local flavor at our diverse range of restaurants and breweries.

Whether you're a seasoned visitor or embarking on your first trip to Cumberland Valley, it's time to hop in your car, rev up the engine, and embark on a scenic journey to discover all that we have to offer.

Planning your visit to Cumberland Valley for one of Carlisle Events' spectacular car shows? We're here to make your stay exceptional. Check out our list of lodging options, conveniently sorted by their proximity to the Carlisle Fairgrounds, from the closest to the farthest. Wherever you choose to book, rest assured that Cumberland Valley's hotels, inns, B&Bs, and campgrounds extend a warm welcome and provide comfortable accommodations just a stone's throw away from the action. Your automotive adventure begins here.


Carlisle Events' Car Shows

CE 50th anniversary logoCelebrate automotive history as Carlisle Events marks its 50th anniversary in 2024. Nestled in the picturesque Cumberland Valley, the Carlisle Fairgrounds has been a cornerstone for automotive enthusiasts, bringing together passionate car lovers from across the nation and around the world. Over the past five decades, Carlisle Events has evolved into the premier destination for automotive enthusiasts, hosting a diverse array of events, from classic car shows and auctions to swap meets and specialty showcases.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of automotive culture as Carlisle Events commemorates its half-century milestone with a year-long celebration. Experience the thrill of exploring acres of meticulously restored classic cars, engaging with fellow enthusiasts, and reveling in the nostalgia of automotive history. Whether you're a seasoned car aficionado or just looking for a unique and enjoyable way to spend a weekend, Carlisle Events' 50th-anniversary festivities promise an unforgettable experience, blending heritage, passion, and the shared love for all things automotive. Join them in celebrating this significant milestone and be part of the legacy at Carlisle Events, where every vehicle tells a story, and every enthusiast becomes a part of a timeless automotive community.

Other Events at Carlisle Fairgrounds

The Carlisle Fairgrounds also hosts events such as the Central PA PCA Porsche Only Swap Meet in April and the All Breeds Jeep Show in July.

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