Every so often, a touch-a-truck event pops up around town that allows kids to crawl through, climb on and explore all the bells and whistles on big construction trucks, emergency vehicles and more. There are several that are annual and most of them are free, too. And, if you can't make it to one of these events, just visit your local fire department. Most don't require an appointment and they all LOVE visitors!
Upcoming Touch-A-Truck Events
5th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event
RiverGate Mall | 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville
Tuesday, Sept. 24 | 4 – 7 p.m. | Free
Madison Police Precinct and Goodlettsville Police and Fire bring out the big cars for kids o honk the horns and explore. Fun activities include bounce house, face painting, balloon artist and more. Vehicles include Mobile Booking Unit, SWAT Vehicle, Police Cars, Fire Truck, Mounted Police, Ambulance, Office Emergency Management Vehicles, Rolling Video Games of Nashville and more.
Thompson Station Church | 2604 Thompson Station Road E., Thompson’s Station
Saturday, Oct. 5 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Free
This annual Touch-A-Truck event is fun and interactive for kids as they get to touch all different kinds of equipment and vehicles you may not encounter on a daily basis.
Look What's Coming Next Year
While there is some time before these events happen, it's nice to know when to make plans for them. Be sure to visit their websites and Facebook pages as the month gets closer to get date and time for the event. Events may cancel, too, so be on the lookout.
Touch a Truck
Jim Warren Park | 705 Boyd Mille Ave., Franklin
May (date/time TBD) | Free
All ages, with parent supervision, are welcome to touch, climb-on and explore several trucks, tractors, machines, police cars and more! Enjoy entertainment, music and bounce houses along with food trucks. There will be a "No Horn Hour" from 5 – 6 p.m. for the little ones, too.
Fun Friday: Touch A Truck
Moss-Wright Park | 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville
Friday, June 5 (time TBD) | Free
Kids can sit in the seat, honk the horn and turn the wheels of their favorite trucks or vehicles, including fire trucks, dump trucks, police cruisers, cranes and more.
Kid's Construction Festival
Lucky Ladd Farms | 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville
June (date/time TBD)
Put on your play clothes for a day of getting down and dirty at Lucky Ladd Farms during its annual Kid’s Construction Festival. Kids of all ages learn how to operate heavy equipment and more. Kids actually get to help Digger Dan operate a real excavator, move sand, climb on a bulldozer and explore other farm and construction equipment. In addition to big trucks, enjoy hands-on activities including skill practice such as how to hammer a nail and drive a screw. You can also build with giant Lincoln logs. Required hard hats and safety goggles provided on-site and closed-toe shoes are required.
Family Fun Day in the Park
Richland Park | 303 Portland Blvd., Portland
July (date/time TBD) | Free
Kids can explore emergency vehicles from the police, fire and EMS crews as well as other city vehicles during this family event.
Fall Market and Touch-A-Truck
Lane Agri-Park | 315 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro
August (date/time TBD) | $2 per child ages 2 and older, free ages 1 and younger; marketplace is free
Explore big trucks, tractors, construction equipment, service vehicles and more during this annual family fundraising event for MOPS Murfreesboro.