Northeast Ohio Touch a Truck Events

Northeast Ohio Touch a Truck Events

Do you have  child who would love to see a firetruck up close? What about a police car, army truck, John Deere tractor, digger, dump truck, or backhoe?

Touch-a-Truck events give kids the opportunity to sit in the drivers seat, and even honk the horns of these unique vehicles!

Upcoming Touch a Truck Events in Northeast Ohio

If you know of a Touch-a-Truck Event not listed, please submit the details here. Thanks!

May 2015

FREE Touch-a-Truck at Stow Monroe Public Library
This amazing and FREE family event featuring all kinds of trucks, cars and more will return this year on View a variety of vehicles, including a fire truck, police car, cement truck and much more. Enjoy a balloon artist, face painting, prize drawings and other fun activities. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015; 10am-noon
Where: 3512 Darrow Rd., Stow, OH 44224
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck in Orrville
Learn about and touch large truck, farm and construction equipment and emergency vehicles. A “silent hour” (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) is planned for children and adults who are sensitive to noise. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015; 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: Orrville Christian Church – 925 North Elm Street Orrville, OH 44667
Cost: FREE

June 2015

FREE Touch-A-Truck at North Ridgeville High School
Get up close and personal with all kinds of big trucks. This event is geared for children ages 2-10. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015; 10am-noon
Where: 34600 Bainbridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck Event in Boardman Township
At the Township Building-touch-a-truck,hot dogs,exhibits and wagon rides to the stables. At the Southern Park Stables-Horse Show, $1 pony rides, food,petting zoo, and activities for kids. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015; 11am-2pm
Where: Boardman Township Building, 8299 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512
Cost: FREE

FREE Meet The Trucks Event at Lakewood Park
Lakewood’s got a big fleet of trucks, and they will all be on display at for the 10th annual Meet the Trucks event. Residents are encouraged to see, touch and explore Lakewood’s fleet of trucks and vehicles. In addition to the trucks, the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA will offer crafts, a DJ, bounce houses, raffles, and more. Many community groups will also be in attendance offering children’s activities and sharing information about their organizations. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015; 10am-2pm
Where: 14532 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck Event at Duck Race Kids Fest at Cleveland Metroparks Chalet
Kids Fest activities will include pony rides, inflatables, magic, face painting and Touch-a-Truck, featuring a Strongsville fire engine and other vehicles. Rubber ducks, which will race 7/10-mile through the Rocky River, are available for “adoption” for $10 each, or a flock of three for $20. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015; 11am-3pm
Where: 16200 Valley Pkwy., Strongsville, OH 44136
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck at the Ehrnfelt Senior Center in Strongsville
Here’s a chance for kids to explore all kinds of trucks and large equipment, including police vehicles, construction machinery, and fire trucks. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, June 12, 2015; 1pm-3pm
Where: 18100 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136
Cost: FREE

FREE Head Start’s 50th Anniversary & 10th Annual Big Truck Day
Come check out our unique vehicles show featuring all-day games and activities, live entertainment, prize giveaways, community resources, food, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy and more! {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, June 14, 2015; 12pm-3pm
Where: Lisbon Head Start Center, 7880 Lincole Place, Libson, OH 44432
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-A-Truck at Tallmadge Recreation Center
Children of all ages can touch, climb on and explore vehicles of all shapes and sizes in the parking lot of the Recreation Center. In addition to Tallmadge City vehicles, you’ll
be able to take a look at mail trucks, army vehicles and other cool surprises. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015; 10am-noon
Where: 46 N. Munroe Rd., Tallmadge, OH 44278
Cost: FREE

Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser at Copley High School
Interactive family event with TRUCKS that ……HONK, CLIMB, DIG, HAUL, CRUNCH, RESUCE AND MORE!!! Visit the Kid’s Zone, featuring a Home Depot Kids Craft Center. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015; 10am-2pm (Special Horn-free hour 10am-11am)
Where: 3807 Ridgewood Road Copley, Ohio 44321
Cost: $5/person, $20 for family of 6

FREE Touch-a-Truck at Mogadore Branch Library
Special guest from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot. Explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community. {Find Out More}
When: Monday, June 22, 2015; 12:30pm-2pm
Where: 144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, OH 44260
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck at the Massillon Recreation Center
Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with some of the vehicles you have only been able to see from far away. The Stark County Sheriff’s Department will also be on site providing free photo/finger print cd for the safety of your children. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, June 26, 2015; 11am-2pm
Where: 505 Erie St. N, Massillon, OH 44646
Cost: FREE

FREE Fairview Park’s Touch-a-Truck
Climb on and explore nearly 30 of your favorite vehicles including big rigs, fire engines, police cars and construction trucks. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015; 11am-1pm (Rain or Shine)
Where: FHS / Gemini Center Parking Lot, 21225 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126
Cost: FREE

FREE Celebrate Poland Touch-a-Truck
Celebrate Poland (June 26-27, 2015) provides a family-friendly food and fun celebration with with a free touch-a-truck event on Saturday. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 27; 11am-2pm
Where: Cortland Field behind Village Hall, 308 S. Main St., Poland, OH 44514

FREE Touch-a-Truck at Buehlers in Jackson Township {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Where: 7138 Fulton Dr., NW Canton, Ohio 44718

July 2015

FREE Touch A Truck at Quirk Cultural Center
Want to see a dump truck, a bulldozer, or a fire truck up close? All ages welcome. Concessions, face painting, sand play area for tots, and more! {Find Out More}
When: Friday, July 10, 2015; 11am-1pm
Where: 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Cost: FREE

Touch-a-Truck at Rocky River River Days Festival {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, July 11, 2015; 11am-2pm
Where: City Hall Complex, 21012 Hilliard Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44116
Cost: FREE

Touch-a-Truck at Hudson Library
Join friends in the Flood Family Meeting Room for a special story time at 9:30am, then go outside and touch some trucks used by the City of Hudson. Ice cream provided by Hersheys of Hudson will be on the patio beginning at 11am, while supplies last. {Find Out More}
When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015; 9:30am-11:30am
Where: 96 Library St., Hudson, OH 44236
Cost: FREE

FREE BIG Rigs on the Square in Chardon
There will be large trucks to touch and get up close with! Additionally there will be a 52′ obstacle course for racing, balloon artist, and airbrush tattoo artist. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, July 18, 2015; 11am-3pm
Where: Chardon Square/Gazebo, 101 S. Hambden St., Chardon, OH 44024
Cost: FREE

Christmas in July Touch-a-Truck for Toys for Tots
Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive 5 Free tokens from Chuck E. Cheese’s. Children’s activities sponsored by Home Depot, Chess is Life, and Chuck E. Cheese’s. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, July 25, 2015; 10am-12pm
Where: Parking Lot at Chuck E. Cheese’s and Super Kmart, 2082 Niles Cortland Rd. SE, Warren, OH 44484
Cost: FREE Note: This event has been canceled

FREE Touch-a-Truck in Vermilion {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, July 25, 2015; 10am-3pm
Where: Victory Park, Vermilion Ohio
Cost: FREE

August 2015

Truck Day at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, August 1, 2015; 10am-2pm
Where: Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, 549 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora, OH 44202
Cost: FREE

FREE Westgate Shopping Center’s Touch-A-Truck Event
Let your children have an experience of a lifetime! Children can explore a variety of vehicles and meet the hometown heroes who use these trucks everyday. Trucks include police cars, fire engines and so much more. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Where: Westgate Center – West 210th Street & Center Ridge Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126

FREE Touch-a-Truck Mill Steam Run Reservation
With over 30 pieces of equipment and vehicles on-site, kid­­­s can enjoy climbing on and in, and learning why each piece of equipment is used. Some of the departments with equipment on display include: park operations, specialty crews, golf, natural resources, park rangers, and outdoor experiences. Kids can also enjoy playing in a huge sandbox with over 20 tons of sand. Also, remember to bring empty aluminium cans for a Can Crushing Demonstration. Haywagons and shuttle buses available to and from the parking areas. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, August 16, 2015; 11am-3pm
Where: Mill Stream Run Management Center, 9485 Eastland Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136

FREE Touch-a-Truck in Wadsworth at Key To My Father’s House Church
This 10th annual Touch-A-Truck community event offers children of all ages the opportunity to explore, touch & climb on vehicles of all shapes and sizes! Children can get close-up and personal with vehicles such as Children’s Hospital Air Bear Helicopter, Fire trucks, Police Cars, Ambulances, Tow trucks and so much more! Free Hotdogs, popcorn & drinks. GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection) will be at the Touch-A-Truck event fingerprinting and recording the prints on a CD for all parents for free. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, August 22, 2015; 10am-12pm
Where: Key Church, 1825 W. Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH, 44281
Cost: FREE

September 2015

FREE PECPTA Touch-A-Truck at University Hospitals Parma Health Education Center Parma Early Childhood PTA and University Hospitals present the 1st Annual PECPTA Touch-a-Truck! This FREE family event will include plenty of unique cars and trucks for kids to explore, including a fire truck, police car, school bus and more! There will be balloon animals, face painting and play area activities for kids. Concessions will be available. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, September 13; 1-5pm
Where: 7300 State Rd., Parma, Oh 44134
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck Event in Willoughby Hills {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015; 10am
Where: Willoughby Hills Community Center, 35400 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Cost: FREE

FREE Touch-a-Truck at Chuck E. Cheese’s
The first hour will be horn-free! Explore a police car and fire truck, and meet area law enforcement and fire personnel. Check out a tractor, construction equipment, and other fun vehicles. There will also be booths featuring local businesses and non-profit organizations. Families are asked to bring canned food and non-perishable items for the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. If you donate an item, you will receive a coupon for 5 free tokens. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015; 10am-1pm
Where: Chuck E. Cheese’s, 6730 Strip Ave., North Canton, OH 44720
Cost: FREE

FREE Big Trucks at Avon Lake Safety Center
Visitors can check out city and safety vehicles and tour the insides of the police and fire departments and court. The collection of safety and city vehicles includes fire and police, SWAT team, the bomb-squad truck, Metro LifeFlight, Army Humvee, Department of Natural Resources and Coast Guard patrol boats, sewer cleaner, street sweeper, leaf vacuum truck, excavator, chipper, and many more. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015; 10am-2pm
Where: 32855 Walker Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012
Cost: FREE

FREE Wayne County Public Library Touch-a-Truck
Bring the whole family to see trucks up close and personal. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015; 10am-2pm
Where: Wooster Main Library, 220 West Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691
Cost: FREE

October 2015

FREE Harvest Festival & Trick-or-Treat in Berea
Daytime activities include trick-or-treat, mini pumpkin patch, crafts, games, hay maze, bounce house, giant slide, face painting, and Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Evening activities include hay ride, hay maze, balloon artist, games, touch-a-truck, fireworks, and a showing of the family movie “Big Hero 6.” {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015; Daytime activities: 12pm-3pm, Evening activities (including the Touch-a-Truck): 6pm-9:30pm
Where: Daytime activities are in Downtown Berea, while evening activities take place at Jason Malone Park, 640 Woodmere Drive, Berea, OH 44017
Cost: FREE

City of Green Trick-or-Treat Trail & Touch-a-Truck at Boettler Park
The City of Green Parks & Recreation Division is hosting our 19th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail, costume contest, and Touch-a-Truck event. Costume Contest begins at 2 pm. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015; 3pm-5pm
Where: 5300 Massillon Rd., Green, OH 44720
Cost: Admission is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Green Good Neighbors.
Contact: (330) 896-5500

If you have an update on these of any other Touch a Truck Events in Ohio, leave a comment below or submit the details and I’ll get it added to the list. Thanks!

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  1. Kim says

    Date has been changed to Sat. Sept 19th at 10 A. M. for the FREE Touch-A-Truck Event in Willoughby Hills,OH

  2. says

    Quaker Steak & Lube in Medina Township will be hosting a Touch a Truck event which also benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring organization for at-risk youth in the community. The event is from 12-3pm on September 21st.

    • Find Time for Fun says


      I just found out that there will be a Touch-a-Truck this weekend in Boardman and next weekend in Poland. I’m updating the listing right now. Thanks for checking!


    • Find Time for Fun says


      There is typically a touch-a-truck in both Massillon and Jackson Township. I will update the listing as soon as I find out if they are having one in 2013.




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