Touch A Truck Festival 2022

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Please join us for the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity’s 12th Annual Touch a Truck Festival event! Touch a Truck Festival 2022 will take place on Saturday, October 1, beginning at 10:00am and ending at 2:00pm at Bushkill Township Park. This annual event is always highly anticipated and a huge hit in the community!

Last year the library welcomed over 1,000 attendees and raised more than $10,000 for the library’s mission to inspire and enrich the lives of the residents in our supporting municipalities.

We do this by offering valuable lifetime literacies, inclusive activities for all community members, and a commitment to serving our community.

Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00am-2:00pm
Bushkill Township Recreation Fields
1114 Bushkill Center Road
Nazareth, PA 18064

Thank you to our 2022 Touch a Truck sponsors:

 

Who's Exhibiting?

Exhibitors confirmed as of now are:

  • A2D Services
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Astound Broadband
  • Bethlehem Area Public Library
  • Borough of Nazareth
  • Bushkill Township Police
  • Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company
  • Colonial Regional Police
  • Dinette and Barstool Village of PA
  • Fast Lane Towing & Transport
  • Fedex Freight, Inc.
  • Fuel Cell Petrol
  • Giographic Outdoor Experts
  • Gladiator industries unlimited LLC
  • Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company
  • Horwith Fuel Oil & Propane
  • Jennings Transportation
  • Junkluggers of Lehigh Valley
  • Kellyn Foundation
  • Krause Enterprises, Inc.
  • Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA)
  • Lehigh Valley Bin Cleaning
  • Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute Mobile Stroke Unit
  • Lower Nazareth Township
  • Lehigh Valley MedEvac
  • Moore Township Public Works
  • Nazareth Ambulance Corps
  • Nazareth BSA Troop 78
  • Nazareth Pallet
  • Nazareth Police Department
  • Northampton Community College
  • Patrick McNealis Insurance
  • Penn Quaker Site Contractors, Inc.
  • Quality Carriers
  • Redbox+ Dumpsters of Lehigh Valley
  • Rizz Containers & Disposal
  • RV Value Mart
  • Sage Karem (11:00)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania
  • Service Electric
  • Snowscapes
  • United States Postal Service
  • Upper Nazareth Fire
  • Upper Nazareth Police
  • Upper Nazareth Twsp.
  • UPS
  • Vigilance Hose Company No. 1
  • Whitetail Disposal

Please check back often to see new exhibitors and featured events!

What to Expect

What is Touch-a-Truck Festival?

Touch-a-Truck Festival is a great event regardless of age or gender!  Our volunteer coordinators work to include something for everyone.  Families, couples, teens, car and truck enthusiasts—all are welcome and will enjoy the day.

The first hour, from 10am-11am, has been designated as a quiet hour for children who need limited stimulation. No sirens or lights will be used.

Features you won’t want to miss include the following (pending):

Touch a Truck Festival is planned to ensure that every child can safely enjoy getting up close and personal with all sorts of vehicles and operators.

Schedule of Events

  • Helicopter Landing:  exact time TBD
  • Food Trucks: 10:00AM-2:00PM
  • Princess and Superhero free photo opportunities: 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • Braiding Bar, free opportunity for styling by CIT Cosmetology students:  10:30AM-1:30PM
  • Karate demonstration, courtesy of Action Karate:  11:00AM-11:30AM
  • Karate demonstration, courtesy of Action Karate:  12:00PM-12:30PM
  • Karate demonstration, courtesy of Action Karate:  1:00PM-1:30PM
  • Exit Parade of all exhibiting vehicles:  2:00PM

Please check back often for additions

Directions

Bushkill Township Recreation Fields

1114 Bushkill Center Road

Nazareth, PA 18064

Directly across the road from the Township Building and Police Headquarters.

Mapquest link to get driving directions HERE.

Parking

Parking is FREE and will be available in the field directly across from the Township Building and Police Headquarters; please follow the signs to our designated parking areas.   There will be a handicapped parking area close to the event entrance and clearly marked.

Pricing

Touch a Truck 2022 Festival tickets are now available for ordering online and pick-up at the Library!   Please see below for details.

$5 for one ticket

$20 for a family pack of five tickets (only available through September 30th – not on the day of the event)

Children 2 and under can attend at no charge.

See “Ticket Ordering & Pickup”

ONLINE ORDERING DEADLINE: The last day to order tickets online for pick up at the library is Wednesday, September 28th.  If you prefer not to order online, you may pick up and pay for your tickets at the library during regular business hours through September 30th.  Please remember that the last day to purchase a discounted family pack at the library is Friday, September 30th.

Ticket Ordering & Pickup

Tickets are now on sale for Touch a Truck Festival 2022 both online and at the Library!

  • Children under the age of 2 may attend for free.
  • Tickets are available for purchase through Friday, September 30th.
  • Individual tickets may be purchased onsite on the day of the event for $5.00 each.
  • Family pack pricing is only available in advance by ordering online by September 28th or by stopping by the library through September 30, 2022.
  • All tickets can be purchased with cash, a check, or a credit card.
  • Tickets can also be ordered HERE and may be picked up at the library through Friday, September 30th.
  • Tickets purchased via the MLNV website can be picked up at the library circulation desk twenty-four hours after website purchase.

Please note that tickets pre-purchased online must be picked up at the library:

295 East Center Street

Nazareth, PA 18064

  • Sunday closed
  • Monday 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday 10am-8pm
  • Thursday 10am-8pm
  • Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-4pm (January-June), 9am-1pm (July-August)

The Library is dedicated to offering access to information and programming to our service and area and will address barriers that may prevent access to information and programming for all. Those needing financial assistance to attend this event should contact the library at [email protected]. Please note that the Library may not be able to fulfill all requests and they will be addressed in the order they are received. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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Press

Please email the MLNV Executive Director, Holly Bennett at [email protected] to reserve your complimentary press pass.
To contact the MLNV Executive Director to set up an interview or get additional details about the annual Touch a Truck Festival, please email [email protected] or call 610-759-4932, ext. 6.
See below for information about previous Touch a Truck Festival experiences.

“Touch a Truck returning to Nazareth with in-person event” (69 News)

Bring Your Vehicle

An Invitation from the Director

Dear Community Partner,
Please join us on Saturday, October 1, as a community partner in the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity’s 12th Annual Touch a Truck Festival event, Touch a Truck Festival 2022. The event will begin at 10:00am and end at 2:00pm at Bushkill Township Park (1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA 18064). This annual event is a huge hit in the community; last year the library welcomed over 1,000 attendees and raised more than $10,300 for the Library’s mission!

Last year we were able to display over 45 vehicles and are looking to double that for 2022.

If you have a vehicle or vehicles you’d like to show off, we know you’ll want to be a part of this special community event! Simply complete the Exhibitor Commitment Form below to register your vehicle(s). The deadline to submit a Vehicle Commitment Form is Wednesday, September 14, 2022. For more information or questions, contact our exhibitor coordinator, Renae Shepherd at [email protected].

The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We look forward to having you join us at Touch a Truck Festival 2022 as we fulfill our mission to inspire and enrich the lives of the residents in our supporting municipalities by offering valuable lifetime literacies and a community centric service approach.

See you October 1st!

Holly Bennett
Executive Director
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity

Exhibitor Commitment Form

Please click here to complete the required commitment form.

What’s expected: All participants are required to complete and submit the participation commitment form below. We kindly request that you are prepared to arrive at your assigned event location between 8am-9am on October 1st and agree to have a minimum of one person with the vehicle(s) throughout the event which runs from 10am to 2:00pm.

The event will end at 2pm. in a parade fashion as all vehicles are dismissed out of the parking lot while spectators watch this extraordinary line-up of vehicles. It is a fun end to a great event as horns are blown and engines are revving.

Logistics: All exhibitors will be contacted a minimum of 30 days prior to the event with final logistics.

“Know before you go” exhibitor tips: Coming Soon!

Contact person: Please contact our Exhibitor Coordinator, Renae Shepherd at [email protected].

Participation as an exhibitor is FREE; please consider also being an event sponsor. Click HERE for additional details.

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Become a Sponsor

Goals & Mission

Touch-a-Truck Festival is a fabulous, fun experience for the entire community!  It is also the library’s largest annual fundraiser and part of our PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy programming efforts.  All proceeds from this event are dedicated to supporting the mission of the library:  “To inspire and enrich the lives of the residents in our supporting municipalities by offering valuable lifetime literacies and a community centric service approach.”

Touch-a-Truck Festival is a community effort.

Sponsorships are available in a variety of levels with pricing for every budget!

For additional information or questions related to being a 2022 Touch a Truck Festival sponsor, please contact Holly Bennett at 610-759-4932 x.6 or email at [email protected].

Packages

Join the Memorial Library of Nazareth on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for this amazing annual community event and fundraiser. The library’s partnership with our supporting municipalities and local businesses is one event that you will not want to miss!

Simply click on your preferred package below to be taken to our web shop to complete your sponsorship:

MLNV Gold Sponsor:  $5,000 (2 max) (CLICK HERE)

  • Top listing /logo placement on website
  • Company recognition/logo onsite at event
  • Company recognition/logo in monthly newsletter through October 2022 (up to 5 months exposure!)
  • Company recognition/logo looped on monitor at entrance to library
  • Company recognition/logo on Facebook posts (minimum 6)
  • Company recognition/logo on website pop up ad’s (minimum 6)
  • Photo opportunity with MedEvac team and copter
  • Quote and priority recognition in press release
  • 15 FREE passes to the Touch a Truck event

MLNV  Silver Sponsor:  $3,500 (4 max) (CLICK HERE)

  • Company listing/logo on website
  • Company recognition/logo onsite at event
  • Company recognition/logo in monthly newsletter through October 2022 (up to 5 months exposure!)
  • Company recognition/logo looped on monitor at entrance to library
  • Company recognition/logo on Facebook posts (minimum 3)
  • Company recognition/logo on website pop up ad’s (minimum 3)
  • 10 FREE passes to the Touch a Truck event

MLNV Bronze Sponsor:  $2,500 (6 max) (CLICK HERE)

  • Company listing/logo on website
  • Company recognition/logo onsite at event
  • Company recognition/logo in monthly newsletter through October 2022 (up to 5 months exposure!)
  • Company recognition/logo looped on monitor at entrance to library

MLNV Craft Pavilion Sponsor:  $2,500 (1 max) (CLICK HERE)

  • Prominent recognition as the “Craft Pavilion” Sponsor on all digital marketing materials
  • Recognition on library digital marketing materials (This includes the library’s web presence, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Up to five months exposure in the library’s newsletter that reaches over 4,000 subscribers
  • Logo on the electronic bulletin board at the front of the library
  • Recognition at the event as “Craft Pavilion” Sponsor onsite at the event
  • Five FREE passes to attend the Touch a Truck Event
  • Craft materials

MLNV Families in Need Sponsor:  $2,500 (SOLD OUT)

  • Recognition with logo on all digital marketing materials: flyers distributed, email blasts, social media, press releases
  • Recognition on library digital marketing materials and e-newsletter, social media and promotional mentions. Logo on all digital marketing materials. (This includes the library’s web presence, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Up to five months exposure in the library’s newsletter that reaches over 4,000 subscribers
  • Logo on the electronic bulletin board at the front of the library
  • Company recognition/logo onsite at event
  • Two hundred (200) tickets to be distributed to those local families that may not have the funds to pay for their family/children to attend

MLNV Goodie Bag Sponsor:  $1,500 (SOLD OUT)

  • Recognition on library digital marketing materials and e-newsletter, social media and promotional mentions. Logo on all digital marketing materials. (This includes the library’s web presence, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Up to five months exposure in the library’s newsletter that reaches over 4,000 subscribers
  • Logo on the electronic bulletin board at the front of the library
  • Company supplied branded bags for all attendees- 750-1000 max (may include promotional items)

MLNV Ticket Sponsor:  $1,000 (SOLD OUT)

  • Recognition on library digital marketing materials and e-newsletter, social media and promotional mentions. Logo on all digital marketing materials. (This includes the library’s web presence, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Up to five months exposure in the library’s newsletter that reaches over 4,000 subscribers
  • Logo on the electronic bulletin board at the front of the library
  • Company name/logo on all tickets as ticket sponsor

MLNV Loyal Partner: Touch a Truck fundraiser cash donation $500 (CLICK HERE) 

  • Recognition on library digital marketing materials and e-newsletter, social media and promotional mentions. Logo on all digital marketing materials. (This includes the library’s web presence, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Up to five months exposure in the library’s newsletter that reaches over 4,000 subscribers
  • Logo on the electronic bulletin board at the front of the library

MLNV Friend: Touch a Truck fundraiser cash donation $250 (CLICK HERE)

  • Recognition on library website
  • Recognition onsite the day of the event

For additional information or questions related to being a 2022 Touch a Truck festival sponsor, please contact Holly Bennett at 610-759-4932 x.6  or email at [email protected]

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Volunteer

We need you!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community library, and it truly takes a village to produce and deliver a fun, safe, and productive event. Please consider signing up to assist with the execution of the 2022 Touch a Truck Festival.
Please click here to complete the volunteer form.

Contact person: For more information on volunteering at the Touch a Truck event or getting involved with volunteering for the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity please contact Jill Silvius at [email protected].

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FAQs

Why are you holding Touch-a-Truck Festival?

Touch-a-Truck Festival is a fabulous, fun experience for the entire community!  It is also the library’s largest annual fundraiser and part of our PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy programming efforts.

Why is Touch a Truck now called Touch a Truck Festival 2022?

Touch a Truck Festival is more than just trucks. Numerous types of vehicles will be on display including a MedEvac helicopter as well as a variety of features such as a craft pavilion, food trucks, and much more. The Touch a Truck event has experienced tremendous success over the last 12 years and is always changing to meet the diverse needs and interests of our entire community. Check back often to see new features as they are added!

What will you do with the money raised from Touch a Truck Festival?

All proceeds from this event are dedicated to supporting the mission of the library:  “To inspire and enrich the lives of the residents in our supporting municipalities by offering valuable lifetime literacies and a community centric service approach.”

How long does the Touch a Truck Festival experience take?

You are invited to spend as long as you’d like exploring the trucks and activities on the recreation fields between 10:00am and 2:00pm on October 1st.  We are hoping to have close to 100 vehicles and numerous other features and activities, including the addition of local food trucks.

How will my child “explore” the trucks?

Children will be able to see the vehicles, trucks, and equipment up close.  We encourage you allow your children to climb up into vehicles and talk to the drivers!

Will bathrooms be available?

Yes, bathrooms are located in the snack stand towards the middle of the recreation fields.

Will handicapped parking be available?

Yes. There will be a handicapped parking area close to the event entrance and clearly marked.

Can I bring a stroller?

Absolutely.  The event is held outdoors.

How much is a ticket?

$5 for one ticket or $20 for a family pack of five tickets (Family Pack only available through September 30th)

What is included in a ticket purchase?

Entrance of one person to the event (children under the age of two are free).

When and where can I purchase a ticket?

Tickets are available at the library from July 1st through September 30th and at Touch-a-Truck on October 1st.

Tickets are also available via the MLNV website.  Tickets purchased via the MLNV website can be picked up at the library twenty-four hours after website purchase.

What kinds of payment do you accept?

Tickets can be purchased with cash, a check, or a credit card.  Ticket purchases via the MLNV website can be made with a credit card.

Did the event location move?

The event is being held at 1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA 18064.  Touch a Truck Festival was held at the same location in 2021 but has been held at other locations in previous years.

Will food and drink be available for purchase?

Yes! We are working to secure the most sought-after food trucks in the Lehigh Valley to offer numerous options for food and drink purchases. Stay tuned for a list of confirmed trucks and links to their menus.

Is the event rain or shine?

Yes.

Are there seats or will I need to stand? How much walking is involved?

Touch a Truck Festival invites attendees to explore on foot. Attendees are invited to walk as much as they would like to see all the trucks and activities. We are working to have a covered space and some seating for crafts and enjoying the various food and beverage options or to just sit and relax. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket and spend the day!

My plans have changed. Is my ticket refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable. If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please consider donating your tickets to our “Families in Need” initiative which will provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to attend free of charge. To donate your tickets, please contact Holly Bennett at [email protected].

Is this event just for children? Or just for boys?

Touch a Truck Festival is a great event regardless of age or gender!  Our volunteer coordinators work to include something for everyone.  Families, couples, teens, car and truck enthusiasts—all are welcome and will enjoy the day.

I have more questions, who can help me?

Thanks for your interest in the Touch a Truck 2022 Festival, for additional assistance, please call the Library at 610.759.4932.