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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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May 31 - June 2, 2024

June 6 - 8, 2025

Gate-n-Go Deadline

April 15, 2024
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Event Hours

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

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.
Daily General Parking: $10

Location

Carlisle Fairgrounds
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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Celebrate 50 Years of Automotive Fun at Carlisle

Celebrate 50 Years of Automotive Fun at Carlisle

Be Part of the Excitement in 2024

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Carlisle Events in 2024! The celebration spans the entirety of the 2024 Carlisle Events car show season. 
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Save 10% on 2024 Ford Nationals NPD Showfield Registration

Save 10% on 2024 Ford Nationals NPD Showfield Registration

Save Time and Money: Details Below

Pre-Register before the Gate-N-Go deadline of Monday, April 15th to save 10%!
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Get Your Vending Spaces for Ford Nationals

Get Your Vending Spaces for Ford Nationals

Vending Spaces Available

Put your parts in front of thousands of Ford enthusiasts and buyers!
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Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Ford Nationals Car Corral

Sell or Buy a Vehicle in the Ford Nationals Car Corral

Classic to Late-Model Fords for any Budget

A wide variety of Ford cars and trucks are annually available for sale in the Ford Nationals Car Corral.
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Honoring our Ford Nationals Charter Clubs

Honoring our Ford Nationals Charter Clubs

Celebrate Carlisle Events' 50th & the Clubs That Started the Ford Nationals

Join us on Friday at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals as we celebrate Carlisle Events’ 50th Anniversary and how the Ford Nationals helped shape that history. On Friday we will be honoring our Charter Clubs at the stage, time to be determined.
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Mustang Legends Take Over Building T

Mustang Legends Take Over Building T

Celebrate 60 Years with Historic & Legendary Mustangs

The Ford Mustang, what a legend in the car world! To celebrate 60 years of this brand, we are putting together one killer display in Building T to showcase some of the most legendary and historic Mustangs ever built. 
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60 Years of Mustang Production on Display in June

60 Years of Mustang Production on Display in June

Enjoy a Huge Display of One Mustang from Every Year of Production

Sixty years has come and gone so fast, especially when we are talking about fast cars like the Ford Mustang! This year at the Ford Nationals we will have one EPIC tent display showcasing EVERY single year of Mustang production! 
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Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang II

Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang II

A Showcase of Mustang II's You Won't Want to Miss

Join us this June as we celebrate this historic generation that started in 1974 and went to 1978, becoming one of the best-selling Mustang generations of all time! 
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Celebrate the 40th Birthday of SVO

Celebrate the 40th Birthday of SVO

SVO Mustangs Spool into the Ford Nationals in June

Spool up those turbos for an awesome celebration surrounding the SVO Mustangs! Produced and sold from 1984 to 1986 these Mustangs out of the Special Vehicle Operations group are ones not to be missed! Join us and the SVO Club of America in showcasing these awesome machines! 
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Y-Blocks Roll Into Ford Nationals in June

Y-Blocks Roll Into Ford Nationals in June

Join us for the Y-Block Reunion

Join us this June as we celebrate the Ford Y-Block as part of this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals. We will have a great display tent setup in the North Field showcasing these awesome Fords. 
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Celebrate 60 Years of Mustang at the CMAF Dinner

Celebrate 60 Years of Mustang at the CMAF Dinner

Support the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation on Friday, May 31st

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is hosting a special dinner Friday of the Carlisle Ford Nationals. This is the second year for the dinner at the Ford Nationals and will sell out quick like last year’s inaugural dinner. This year we will be featuring 60 Years of Mustang.
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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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Get Ready to Rock with you RTR Vehicle on the Showfield

Get Ready to Rock with you RTR Vehicle on the Showfield

New Showfield Classes Added for RTR Vehicles 

RTR knows not everyone is meant to be an RTR owner, but when you are, you're part of a unique & passionate group unlike any other. That said RTR vehicles are cut from a different cloth and from here on out will be showcased as such on our NPD Showfield! TWO NEW classes have been added for RTR Vehicle owners.
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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 1 at 7 PM. 
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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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Attention Car Clubs – Compete in the Hemmings Club Challenge

Attention Car Clubs – Compete in the Hemmings Club Challenge

Will Your Club Measure Up?

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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Celebrity Choice Awards at Ford Nationals

Celebrity Choice Awards at Ford Nationals

All Showfield Participants Eligible

We believe that one of the most honorable awards you can get at the Carlisle Ford Nationals is a Celebrity Choice Award. But do you really know what a Celebrity Choice award means? 
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Specialty Builders Class

Specialty Builders Class

Register Your Hurst, Pettys Garage, Hennessey and MORE
 

Class 140 is home to those specialty built enthusiast vehicles.
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Vehicle Walk-Arounds

Vehicle Walk-Arounds

The Latest and Greatest Products Introduced

Carlisle Ford Nationals offers opportunity for Ford fans to see products, vehicles and hear from the minds behind the machines with in depth with stories behind the development of the newest and exciting Ford products. 
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Exhaust Contest at Ford Nationals

Exhaust Contest at Ford Nationals

Sign Up in Guest Services at the Event

Don't miss this cool competition as cars will start in a line on the track and roar as they accelerate. 
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Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest at Ford Nationals

Rolling Burnout & Donut Contest at Ford Nationals

Watch it at the Track

On Saturday of Carlisle Ford Nationals, visit the track to get your fix for tire burning excitement during the Rolling Burnout and Donut Contest!
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Take It to the Track with the Real Street Shootout

Take It to the Track with the 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. 
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Fun for the Kids at Ford Nationals

Fun for the Kids at 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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Awards Presentation – Show your Winning Ford in Style

Awards Presentation – Show your Winning Ford in Style

Join Carlisle on Sunday to Honor Winning Vehicles

Did you find your name on this year's winners list? If so, you are invited to participate in the Awards Presentation in front of the stage on Sunday.
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Carlisle Events Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Valley

Carlisle Events Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Valley

Support Ronald McDonald House by Entering to Win These Amazing Prizes

This year Ronald McDonald House Central Valley is raffling a 2024 Corvette Stingray, a 1962 Corvette, a beautifully restored 1970 Chevelle SS, and even a Hawaii Getaway Package. Proceeds from their fundraiser will go towards providing a “Home Away From Home” for families while their children are being treated in a local hospital. 
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Ford Nationals Recognizes Associate Sponsors

Ford Nationals Recognizes Associate Sponsors

Some of the Best in the Industry

Ford Nationals welcomes our sponsors and partners, where the industries best companies share their passion for automobiles with enthusiasts.
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CarShowGear.com - NEW Website to Buy Carlisle Merch 24/7

CarShowGear.com - NEW Website to Buy Carlisle Merch 24/7

Courtesy of Green Mountain Monogram

We are happy to introduce CarShowGear.com—your go-to spot for year-round Carlisle Events merchandise! Brought to you by our exclusive Merchandise Partner, Green Mountain Monogram. 
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Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Buy Discounted Admission Tickets Online

Purchase Admission Tickets, Event Passes and Season Passes Online

Tickets are cheaper online and that means the money you save can be used in the automotive flea market or can help you buy a car within the car corral.
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Scooter Rentals for Ford Nationals

Scooter Rentals for Ford Nationals

Service Provided by Scootaround

Scootaround allows you to reserve your scooter in advance online or by calling 1-888-441-7575.
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Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

Military Discount for Spectator Tickets

$5.00 Off Spectator Tickets at the Gate 

A $5 off discount will be applied for active, reserve or retired military members who purchase a single day spectator admission ticket in person at the Fairgrounds. 
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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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The Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

The Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

Check Out the Oasis for Relaxation, Shopping, and Activities

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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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

Never fear, because we’ve compiled a helpful list of ways that enhance your on-site experience at Carlisle! 

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Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Bring your Ticket Back on Sunday and Get In for FREE

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

We welcome you to join us for the service led by the Salvation Army and our partners-in-faith. 
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Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Show "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More

The Carlisle Overstock eBay Store is where we list any "extras" that were available at the events.
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Check out our Event Schedule here.