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Carlisle Ford Nationals

CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield.

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June 3 - 5, 2022

June 2 - 4, 2023

Event Hours

Thursday: Set-Up Day
Fri- Sat: 7AM- 6PM
Sunday: 7AM- 12PM

Admission

Daily Thurs - Sat: *$15
Sunday: $7 at Gate (Free with Event Ticket)
Spectator Event Pass: *$30
Kids 12 and Under FREE
*Online tickets discounted.

Location

1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013

Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products will be on-site with offerings ranging from installations to special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world's largest Ford Automotive Flea Market, as well as the latest and greatest products within the Manufacturers Midway. 

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Event Activities

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Burnouts Are BACK at Ford Nationals

Burnouts Are BACK at Ford Nationals

Join Us for the NEW Rolling Burnout Contest sponsored by Atturo Tires at the Track

This is the moment we have all been waiting for, burnouts are BACK in the newly expanded Rolling Burnout and Donut Contest sponsored by Atturo Tires! On Saturday of Carlisle Ford Nationals, visit the track at 4:30PM to get your fix for tire burning excitement!
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View the Ford Nationals Event Guide

View the Ford Nationals Event Guide

Available Now!

Check out the 2022 Ford Nationals Event Guide for everything you need to know about the show.
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Pre-Register Your Ford for the NPD Showfield

Pre-Register Your Ford for the NPD Showfield

Save Time and Pre-Register Online

Gate-N-Go has ended but you can still benefit from pre-registering early! Pre-registration remains available up until show week.
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Shelby American Unveiling at Ford Nationals

Shelby American Unveiling at Ford Nationals

Friday, June 3rd at 3PM in Building T

Join Shelby American for what may be one of the most exciting moments of the Carlisle Ford Nationals weekend with the introduction of a Shelby concept car by Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American. The unveiling takes place at 3 PM ET on Friday, June 3 inside Building T. The event is open to the media, as well as anyone attending the Carlisle Ford Nationals. The concept is a tribute to one of the most celebrated cars in automotive history and will gauge the demand for a limited series of the vehicle.
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Lightweight Reunion Rolls in for 2022

Lightweight Reunion Rolls in for 2022

Ford’s Dominating 60’s Lightweights Will Be Featured in Building T

Ford’s lightweight program of the 1960’s was one not matched by other manufacturers at the time. From Fairlanes, Thunderbolts, Galaxies and more, these Fords were the ones to beat and are highly collectible today. We will have a special display in Building T of Lightweight Fords. Join us in June as we celebrate the Lightweight Fords!
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40 Years of the SSP Mustang

40 Years of the SSP Mustang

Turn on Your Lights and Sirens for the SSP Mustang Anniversary
 

Join us in June as we celebrate these awesome cars! We will have a display and Showfield dedicated to the SSP Mustangs as well as a SSP Mustang parade. 
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Shelby Turns 60 in 2022

Shelby Turns 60 in 2022

Join Us for a Shelby 60th Anniversary in June

Founded in 1962, Shelby has been one of the premier high performance vehicle manufacturers for almost 60 years! Join us in June as we celebrate this historic milestone with a killer display of Shelby built vehicles in Building T. 
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Calling All 6 Gen's & Bronco Sports- Join Us for the Bronco Summit

Calling All 6 Gen's & Bronco Sports- Join Us for the Bronco Summit

Join Us in June for a New Bronco Display Like None Other 

Calling all 6th Generation Broncos and Bronco Sports! We are putting together a display of some of the best modified new Broncos on the East Coast here at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals. You will be able to see them in the all-new tent showcase called the Bronco Summit! 
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Feel the Energy in the Electric Avenue

Feel the Energy in the Electric Avenue

Join Us in June within the Electric Avenue

Calling all Mustang Mach-E, 2022 Ford Lightning and Electric Ford Owners! We are putting together a display of some of the best modified Electric Fords on the East Coast here at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals. You will be able to see them in the all-new tent showcase called the Electric Avenue. 
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Get Your Vending Spaces for Ford Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for Ford Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

The Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market is a great place to sell the parts, accessories, automotive memorabilia and literature that have been collecting dust in your garage. 
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Classic to Late-Model Fords for any Budget

Classic to Late-Model Fords for any Budget

Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Car Corral

A wide variety of Ford cars and trucks are annually available for sale in the Ford Nationals Car Corral. You can shop, compare and make the deal directly with the owner. 
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The Carlisle Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

The Carlisle Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market Awaits You

Buy from a Great Mix of Vendors – You Never Know What You’ll Find

 

If you’re coming to the Carlisle Ford Nationals to look at the classic and collector cars on the Showfield, don’t forget, not far from those rides are an amazing mix of automotive flea market (a.k.a. swap meet) and midway vendors.  
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Meet Emeline King

Meet Emeline King

Ford’s First Black Female Designer Comes to Carlisle

Well-read Mustang enthusiasts may have heard of Emeline King, as she was the primary designer on the fourth-generation SN-95 Mustang’s swoopy dual-cockpit interior. But what most people likely do not know is that Emeline was the first black female Transportation Designer in Ford Motor Company’s history. 
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Rock Out at the Grandstand with Stang Magazine on Friday Night

Rock Out at the Grandstand with Stang Magazine on Friday Night

Stang Magazine Presents Ten Ton Stone for the Official Friday Night Kickoff Concert

Our friends at Stang Magazine are hosting the official Friday Night Kickoff Concert at the Carlisle Ford Nationals and YOU are invited! Rock cover band "Ten Ton Stone" will rock the grandstand from 5:30PM to 7:30PM thanks to our friends at Stang Magazine. Ten Ton Stone is a rock cover band from Central Pennsylvania. If it rocks hard, they will play it! 
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Walk-Arounds to Crowd the Stage for Ford Weekend

Walk-Arounds to Crowd the Stage for Ford Weekend

13 New Vehicle Walk-Arounds to Take Place at the Stage

The Carlisle Ford Nationals is no stranger to new vehicles and this year is no different! Many of our friends and partners are BACK in 2022 and with their latest creations to show off to you! This is your chance to hear from the people behind the rides themselves! It is also a great time to explore the vehicles up close and personal while asking the questions to the expert who saw the vehicle from start to finish. Check out our schedule below, it all happens at the grandstand and we can’t wait to see what you think is cool!
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Preorder your Piece of Carlisle Ford Nationals History

Preorder your Piece of Carlisle Ford Nationals History

Special Carlisle Ford Nationals Ford Bronco from M2 Machines 

The Ford Bronco is a new casting from M2 Machines and is done up in an old school Motorcraft livery similar to the Fox Body Mustang we did in 2020. This is the second in this livery for us and will be part of an on-going series. This Bronco has a cool look that says “lets go on an adventure to Carlisle” complete with roof rack and “Carlisle or Bust” written in window chalk on the back window.  The die-cast will feature unique packaging with a matching Carlisle Ford Nationals blister card which you can’t find elsewhere. Carlisle Events has worked with the die-cast gurus at M2 Machines to have these available here for PICKUP ONLY at the show. Preorder yours today for pickup at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in June. 
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Virginia Giant Smashes Into Ford Weekend

Virginia Giant Smashes Into Ford Weekend

Monster Truck Excitement Backs Annual All-Ford Showcase
 

The Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Meguiar's spotlights all-things Ford and for 2022, the event welcomes another crushing piece of automotive history; the all-Ford powered Virginia Giant monster ride truck.
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Attention Car Clubs – Compete to See Who Is the Largest

Attention Car Clubs – Compete to See Who Is the Largest

Will Your Club Measure Up? Take the Club Challenge

In addition to the competition among the cars on the Ford Nationals NPD Showfield, there is a battle between clubs to see who has the most cars registered! 
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Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Attention Car Clubs - Coolest Club Hangout Award

Is Your Club Tent the Place to Be?

Plan your theme and your decorations well for the show because there are a host of clubs vying for the honor.
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Experience the Annual Ford Nationals Select Display

Experience the Annual Ford Nationals Select Display

Unique Showcase Features Unique Ford Branded Cars or Trucks

This display is positioned within Building Y and features 12-14 cars that are unique to the history of the Ford brand.
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See The Secret Fords With Author Steve Saxty

See The Secret Fords With Author Steve Saxty

Join Steve for Three Seminars during Ford Weekend

Author Steve Saxty is an ex-Ford product designer that has written a series of books on Ford design. Ford of Europe granted him unique access to over 6,000 never-seen images from their top-secret design archive. The two volumes in his Secret Fords books are unique. They take readers behind the scenes to hear the designers’ stories and see a head-spinning array of one-offs, cancelled cars and prototype designs that led to Fords most iconic production cars in Europe.
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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

For decades, buying a ticket to a car show at Carlisle meant arriving the day of, pulling out your wallet and paying cash at the gate. While that still is an option, you can plan ahead and purchase your admission ONLINE! 
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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

Carlisle Events has always been an affordable destination for family fun when it comes to car shows. New this season, a military discount is offered for military who enjoy the sights, experiences and excitement of car shows.
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Specialty Builders Class

Specialty Builders Class

Register Your Hurst, Pettys Garage, Hennessey and MORE
 

 In 2020, we introduced an all-new class for the emerging Specialty Builder brands of Ford vehicles and plan to continue that in 2021. Class 140 is home to those specialty built enthusiast vehicles. We are excited to see this class continue to grow!
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Join Gateway Classic Mustang for FREE Ridealongs

Join Gateway Classic Mustang for FREE Ridealongs

Go for a Thrill Ride with Gateway Classic Mustang at Carlisle

 
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Take It to the Track with the Autocross Real Street Shootout

Take It to the Track with the Autocross Real Street Shootout

See What Your Car Can Do on the Carlisle Course

Be sure to participate in the Autocross Real Street Shootout, taking place Friday of event weekend. 
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Exhaust Contest at Ford Nationals

Exhaust Contest at Ford Nationals

Sign Up in Guest Services at the Event

Car owners have the chance to showcase just what their car sounds like in a standalone environment during the Exhaust Contest! On Saturday of Ford Nationals all eyes will be on you and your car. Don't miss this cool competition as cars will start in a line on the track and roar as they accelerate. This will also be judged but take note, the best overall sound will take home the prize, not necessarily the loudest.
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Ford Parade and Street Party Comes to Downtown Carlisle

Ford Parade and Street Party Comes to Downtown Carlisle

A Limited Field of 400 Hit the Streets on Saturday Night

The Downtown Carlisle Association presents the annual and always popular Ford Parade and Downtown Street Party on Saturday, June 4th at 7pm. 
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Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Get Exhausted with A&A

A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events, will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures.
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VMP Performance Offering Dyno Tuning Services

VMP Performance Offering Dyno Tuning Services

Get the Most Out of Your Mods with VMP Tuning

Get your Ford tuned at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals!
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Have You Raced a Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Have You Raced a Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Hosted by the CVCC

The onsite Carlisle Autocross allows drivers to run the road course and compare their times to each other. Registration is required and the fun takes place Sunday only.
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Awards Presentation – Show your Winning Ford in Style

Awards Presentation – Show your Winning Ford in Style

Join Carlisle on Sunday to Honor Winning Vehicles

Whether it’s for bragging rights, showing your ride to the Blue Oval faithful, or a photo for your display, the Carlisle Events Award Presentation is a must-do for winners and spectators alike.
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Fun for the Kids at Carlisle Ford Nationals

Fun for the Kids at Carlisle Ford Nationals

Fun Things for the Kids to Do at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's Ford Nationals, there will be different things they can participate in at the show! Check them out below: 
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HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST CAR - Presented by Expert Technician, Paul Koerner

HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST CAR - Presented by Expert Technician, Paul Koerner

Learn First Hand What to Look For and How to Go Through the Process

You’ve been waiting 16 years to get that license and hit the open road in your first car.  Your piggy bank is filled with coins and savings you’ve been stashing away for nearly two decades, but where do you start?
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The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

A Fantastic Display of FOMOCO and Automotive Art Available in Building T

You'll witness first hand, as Dave demonstrates his artistic ability as he works on new paintings.
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Get Your Ford Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your Ford Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Join Green Mountain Monogram in Building T as you Shop for Carlisle Gear

Stop by the Carlisle Store within Building T to get your Carlisle Ford Nationals 2022 event shirt!  It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a pre-order or shopping for the first time, the Carlisle Store has your event shirts in stock! These great options are all thanks to our apparel and merchandise partner, Green Mountain Monogram.  

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Women's Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

Women's Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

Visit the Oasis Vendors in Building Z

Carlisle Events hasn’t forgotten that sometimes it’s nice to take a break from automotive shopping. Join our amazing vendors and artisans selling items such as handmade crafts, jewelry and accessories, kitchen must-haves, unique clothing, treats to temp you, scents to relax you, beauty products and so much more! 
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Scooter Rentals for Ford Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Ford Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround

Thanks to Scootaround, the exclusive scooter and wheelchair rental service for Carlisle Events, you can rent mobility scooters & wheelchairs for the event. Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575. The only way to guarantee scooter availability is to reserve online prior to the event! 
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Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts – Donate at the Gate

Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts – Donate at the Gate

Carlisle Area Lions Clubs and Salvation Army Accepting Donations in 2022

There is undeniable turmoil currently playing out in the Eastern European country of Ukraine.  Since February, its people have been under attack from the Russian military.  As survivors flee, many have been left in need of support in ways that most will never comprehend.  
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Catch a Popular LIVE Radio Talk Show - June 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Catch a Popular LIVE Radio Talk Show - June 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Smart Talk on WITF Comes to Carlisle with Host Scott LaMar

Calling all Ford enthusiasts and radio lovers, we have a fun activity for you on Friday, June 3 as part of the Carlisle Ford Nationals.  While at show, make your way to the area above the “It’s a Wrap” food stand just inside of Gate 3 for a LIVE broadcast of WITF Public Media’s daily radio program Smart Talk with host Scott LaMar. 
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Unique Ford "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Ford "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

Are you looking for some items that you may have seen at the event? Well, we may have you covered on our eBay store, Carlisle Overstock! 
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Download the Carlisle Events App

Download the Carlisle Events App

Your Owner’s Manual to All Things Carlisle during Event Weekend

Available for Free Download on iTunes and NOW Google Play
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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp and be Walking Distance from Carlisle Ford Nationals

For the Carlisle Ford Nationals, camping is located off-site in the Clay Street parking area. The best way to find out complete details per show is to call Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855.
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Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

Handy Tips for a Successful Trip through the Automotive Flea Market

FREE Taxi Service and Parts Hauling Help Get You from A to B at Carlisle

The Carlisle PA Fairgrounds is a large footprint that can be a challenge at times, even for the most experienced attendee. 82 acres, 16+ miles of paved roadway, vendors and cars everywhere…it’s easy to understand how you may start wondering to yourself “where did I see that part or car I want to buy?” “How do I get my purchase from its space to my truck?”  “How am I going to do this?” 

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Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Bought a Ticket for the Event? Bring it Back on Sunday and Get In for FREE

Enjoy the final moments and aspects of what surely was an amazing event weekend.  Gates open at 7AM to start shopping for last minute deals from remaining vendors. 
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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there. 
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