Carlisle Ford Nationals

The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling All-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury, Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 2,200 vehicles to check out on the NPD showfield.

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May 31 - June 2, 2019

Gate-n-Go Deadline

April 29, 2019
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Event Hours

Thu-Sat: 7AM- 7PM
Sunday: 9AM- 12PM

Admission

Thurs (Set Up / Load In Day): $15
Daily Fri- Sat: $15
Sunday: $7
Event Pass: $30
Kids 12 and Under FREE

Location

Carlisle, PA

The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling all-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 3,000 vehicles to check out on the National Parts Depot showfield. During this event, you will enjoy great indoor displays of concepts, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks; test drives by Ford Motor Company, a burnout competition, activities for the kids, industry guests, giveaways, autocross for all skill levels and club gatherings. The excitement continues with a shopping experience you won’t soon forget as part of the enormous automotive flea market, car corral and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying.

By popular demand, gates are open Thursday at a full-price admission, though parking is FREE. Thursday is a set up/load in day for both vendors and those showing cars. By attending Thursday, you just might find a steal of a deal within the automotive flea market or on the midway. You can also catch a glimpse of the action before anyone else.

  • SQUARE NPD Showfield Sponsor
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • SQUARE Meguiar's Presenting Sponsor
  • TALL Extang
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • SQUARE NPD Showfield Sponsor
  • SQUARE Meguiar's Presenting Sponsor
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Extang
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • TALL Rock Auto

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SKIP THE LINES AND ENJOY MORE TIME AT YOUR SHOW

SKIP THE LINES AND ENJOY MORE TIME AT YOUR SHOW

How to Save Time and Money: Details Below

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What’s Fresh in 2019?

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Maverick/Comet Club International Celebrates the 50th of the Maverick

Honor 50 years with a unique club celebration here at Carlisle

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Foxes in the Barn in 2019!

Foxes in the Barn in 2019!

Celebrate not only the Foxbody but also the Fox Platform as a Whole!

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Ford GT Gallery Returns to the Ford Nationals

Ford GT Gallery Returns to the Ford Nationals

See the old and the new of Ford’s Supercar

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Online Ticketing Now Available

Online Ticketing Now Available

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Ford Motor Company New Vehicle Walk-Arounds

Ford Motor Company New Vehicle Walk-Arounds

See the Latest and Greatest Products from Ford and Hear from the Experts

Annually, thousands enjoy industry led “walk-arounds” by Ford’s specialists at the stage. These minds behind the machines take attendees
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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

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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

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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?

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The Yellow, Black and Red Mustang Registries are Coming to Carlisle

The Yellow, Black and Red Mustang Registries are Coming to Carlisle

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Attention “Young Guns”

If You Are 25 or Younger, Male or Female…

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A Limited Field of 400 Hit the Streets on Saturday Night

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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

This year, be sure to participate in the Autocross Real Street Shootout, taking place Friday of event weekend. It will begin with registration at 5 p.m.
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Join Gateway Classic Mustang for Autocross Ridealongs

Join Gateway Classic Mustang for Autocross Ridealongs

Get Introduced to the Sport with Gateway Classic Mustang at Carlisle

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Have You Raced A Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Have You Raced A Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Hosted by the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club

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Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Get Exhausted with A&A

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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

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Turn Your Parts and Related Merchandise into Cash

Turn Your Parts and Related Merchandise into Cash

Become a Vendor and Sell Your Automotive Merchandise

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Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

Carlisle Events Wants You to Save $$$

Learn How to Maximize your Carlisle Experience and Minimize the Cost

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Classic to Late-Model Cars for any Budget

Classic to Late-Model Cars for any Budget

Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Car Corral

Over 250 Ford cars and trucks are annually available for sale in the Ford Nationals Car Corral. The best part about the car corral is that you can meet
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Promote Your Car Corral Ride on our Social Media Pages

Promote Your Car Corral Ride on our Social Media Pages

Program Allows for FREE Exposure to Help You Sell Your Ride

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The Carlisle Burnout Contest Returns to Ford Weekend

The Carlisle Burnout Contest Returns to Ford Weekend

3 Minutes to Show your Stuff

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Ms. Carlisle Ford Nationals

Ms. Carlisle Ford Nationals

Compete to Win the Crown and Cash Prizes

Gather around the stage and support the field of young ladies as they compete for cash and the crown of Ms. Carlisle. Registration is available Friday
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The Historic Vehicle Association Comes to Carlisle

The Historic Vehicle Association Comes to Carlisle

National Organization Presents 'National Automotive Heritage Award'

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Awards Parade – Show your Winning Car in Style

Awards Parade – Show your Winning Car in Style

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Women's Oasis – Quality Items that Women Love!

Women's Oasis – Quality Items that Women Love!

Visit the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

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Fun for the Kids

Fun for the Kids

Kids at Carlisle Activity Center Includes Crafts, Games, a Play Area and More

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The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Call Today to Ask How You Can Stay and Play

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Buy a Piece of Boss History – Pre-Order Yours Today!

Buy a Piece of Boss History – Pre-Order Yours Today!

Special Die-Cast 50th Anniversary Boss Mustang from M2 Machines

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Get Your Ford Nationals Event T-Shirt NOW Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your Ford Nationals Event T-Shirt NOW Via the Carlisle Store

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

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Order a Carlisle Ford Nationals Display Banner

Order a Carlisle Ford Nationals Display Banner

Indoors or Out, if it was a Banner You May Be Able to Buy it 

Did you see a special display banner that caught your eye and you’d like to own it as a memory of the show or as a new piece of flair for your garage
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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

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Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Look Back on Your Carlisle Weekend with Rear View Mirror Sunday

Spend a Relaxing Sunday at Carlisle From 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Non-Denominational Worship Service

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sunday Morning at 9AM

A non-denominational worship service is held at 9AM Sunday morning. 
We welcome you to join us for the service led by the Salvation Army and
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Complete the Carlisle Events Experience

Custom-tailored Event Packages

Package 1

The Friends Package

  • Showfield Registration
  • 2 Gate Admission Tickets (For friends of the attendee)
  • 1 Parking Pass for outside the venue
  • Total Package Value: $99

$89

Package 2

The Fan Package

  • Showfield w/ $9 discount
  • M2 Machines Diecast Car
  • 2019 Ford Nationals T-Shirt
  • Total Package Value: $98

$89

Package 3

Wear it Package

  • Showfield Registration
  • (2) 2019 Ford Nationals Event T-Shirt
  • Total Package Value: $101

$89

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  • TALL Classic Cars
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Rock Auto
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Classic Cars
  • TALL Corvette America
  • TALL Meguiars
  • TALL A&A Auto Parts
  • TALL Amsoil
  • TALL Hagerty
  • TALL Rock Auto