Touch-a-Truck Festival 2023

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Touch-a-Truck Festival 2023

Thank you so much for your involvement in the library’s 2023 Touch-a-Truck Festival!  It was a great day because of YOU.

The video from 2022’s TATF captures the magic of that day! A big thank you to volunteer Ronald Neeleman for creating this memory. Stay tuned for 2023’s recap, coming soon!!

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting and celebrating the community in this generous way, please contact Executive Director Holly Bennett at 610-759-4932 ext. 4 or [email protected] for more information.

Thank you again!  We are so grateful for your support.

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Event Information

Touch-A-Truck Festival 2023

Click below to find out information about Touch-A-Truck Festival 2023, including exhibitors, food vendors, and activities.

Event Info

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate TATF in 2023! It was a fun and successful day because of you!

Saturday, October 7, 2023
10:00am-2:00pm
Bushkill Township Recreation Fields
1114 Bushkill Center Road
Nazareth, PA 18064

Thank you to our 2023 Touch-a-Truck Festival sponsors:

Ticket Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors:

East Lawn Supply Co., Inc.

MLNV Loyal Partner:

Mario Andretti

Whitetail Disposal

MLNV Friend:

Huth Insurance

 

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 from 2023:

  • Craft Tent provided by Girl Scout Troop #8162
  • Food trucks
  • Karate demonstration from Action Karate
  • A children’s bicycle raffle
  • A braiding bar courtesy of the Career Institute of Technology
  • Free Huth Insurance backpacks to the first 100 attendees!
  • And much more!

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.

Food & Refreshments

Food was available during the event from the following vendors:

Big Poppa’s Backyard BBQ

Mattie’s Strudel Haus

Naz-O-Nut

 

Schedule of Events

Action Karate will offered a demonstration!

CIT was there all day offering a braiding bar!

Girl Scout Troop #8162 operated a kids’ craft tent!

The community raffled off two children’s bicycles to benefit the library.

Barbie and Spider-man took photos with attendees from 11AM-2PM!

 

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

Pricing

Check back later for 2024 pricing!

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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 2023

Dear Community Partner,
Please join us on Saturday, October 7, as a community partner in the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity’s Touch-a-Truck Festival 2023. 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 $10,000 for the Library’s mission!

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 (coming 2024) to register your vehicle(s). For more information or questions, contact our Library Director, Holly Bennett at [email protected] or call 610-759-4932 x.6.

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 2023 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 7th!

Holly Bennett
Executive Director
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity

Exhibitor Commitment Form

What’s expected: All participants are required to complete and submit the participation commitment form below. To streamline the event setup and load in, arrivals times will be slated for between 8am and 9am on the day of the event. You will be assigned an exact time the week of the event.

We request that you have a minimum of one person with the vehicle(s) throughout the event which runs from 10am to 2pm. 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: If you have additional questions, please contact our Library Director, Holly Bennett, at [email protected] or call 610-759-4932 x.6.

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!

Click HERE for sponsorship packages and details.

For additional information or questions related to being a Touch-a-Truck Festival 2024 sponsor, please contact Holly Bennett at 610-759-4932 x.6 or email at [email protected].

Packages

Thank you to everyone who joined the Memorial Library of Nazareth on Saturday, October 7, 2023 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!

Package availability (as of 3/15/23):

  • MLNV Title Sponsor: $10,000 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV T-shirt Sponsor: $8,000 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV Gold Sponsor, for Features Pavilion: $5,000 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV Families in Need Sponsor: $3,500 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV Silver Sponsor, for Food Court Pavilion: $2,500 (Limit 2)
  • MLNV Craft Pavilion Sponsor: $2,500 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV Goodie Bag Sponsor: $2,000 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV Bronze Sponsor: $1,500 (Limit 3)
  • MLNV Ticket Sponsor: $1,500 (Limit 1)
  • MLNV Loyal Partner: $500
  • MLNV Friend: $250

Click here for complete details about incentives for each sponsorship level.

For additional information or questions related to being a Touch-a-Truck Festival 2023 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 Touch-a-Truck Festival 2024.

Contact person: For more information on volunteering at the Touch-a-Truck Festival 2024 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?

Touch-a-Truck Festival is more than just trucks. Numerous types of vehicles will be on display as well as a variety of features such as a craft pavilion, food trucks, and much more. The Touch-a-Truck Festival has experienced tremendous success for more than a decade 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.  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?

As of 2023, $5 for one ticket OR $20 for a family pack of five tickets. Ticket pricing may be changed for 2024, so check back often.

What is included in a ticket purchase?

Ticket purchase allows for entrance of one person to the event (children under the age of two are free).

When and where can I purchase a ticket?

Tickets may be purchased at the library beginning August 1st. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate the day of the event.

What kinds of payment do you accept?

Tickets can be purchased with cash, a check, or 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, 2022, and 2023 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 Festival; for additional assistance, please call the Library at 610.759.4932.