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Carlisle Events welcomes the working media (reporters, photographers and broadcasters) to our events. If you’d like to visit us, please see the policy below. Media credentials will be distributed only to working members of the media for the expressed purpose of covering Carlisle's events. Only those individuals/organizations with a legitimate working function will be issued media credentials.


No remotely controlled aircraft or ground vehicle devices are authorized to operate on, above or below the Carlisle Fairgrounds at any time without the express written consent of Carlisle Events, surrounding Federal Installations and proper law enforcement authorities. This includes, but is not limited, to unmanned aircraft systems, radio controlled model aircraft, other devices that can be operated in airspace and remote controlled cars/ground vehicles (collectively, “Drones”). Carlisle Events will notify the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and/ or any other law enforcement authority deemed necessary of any incidents involving airborne aircraft or any other unauthorized remote controlled ground based vehicles. Individuals given approval to operate Drones by Carlisle Events, must provide a picture of the Drone; current physical address/phone number; and a copy of a valid driver’s license and any other information deemed necessary or requested by Carlisle Events.


Carlisle Events will issue media credentials to members of the working press only. By definition, a member of the working press shall be a paid employee or representative of a known and established media organization (newspaper, magazine, television, radio, web site, etc.). Journalists who receive credentials must be on assignment for a specific media organization at each event.


To guarantee proper consideration for media credential approval, applications must be received by Carlisle Events within two weeks of the Wednesday before a show’s start date. Carlisle Events cannot guarantee that journalists who submit their applications after the deadline will be accommodated. Deadline dates are as follows:

Auto Mania (Allentown, PA) – January 3, 2018
Winter Florida AutoFest (Lakeland, FL) - February 7, 2018
Spring Carlisle – April 4, 2018
Import & Performance Nationals – May 2, 2018
Ford Nationals – May 16, 2018
Chevrolet Nationals – June 7, 2017 (June 6, 2018)
Chrysler Nationals – June 28, 2017 (June 27, 2018)
Truck Nationals – July 26, 2017 (July 25, 2018)
Corvettes at Carlisle – August 9, 2017 (August 8, 2018)
Fall Carlisle – September 13, 2017 (September 19, 2018)
Fall Florida AutoFest (Lakeland, FL) - October 25, 2017 (October 24, 2018)

Applying for a press credential in no way guarantees that you will receive press approval.


Credentials must be worn at all times. Each media credential is issued specifically for the journalist who was accepted through the credential process. Any media outlet that wishes to change the name(s) of their credentialed journalist(s) must do so prior to the beginning of an event. Credentials may not be given or loaned to another person for any reason. Credentialed journalists will receive free admission to the event and access to VIP media work areas at the event venue.


Carlisle Events will provide opportunities for the media to interview requested individuals. Any interview requests should be directed to Mike Garland at (717) 243-7855 x133.


Carlisle Events recognizes the importance of photography and welcomes the media to obtain video and photography at our events. It is the responsibility of each Photographer to be responsible for the content and rights usage of all representation and likeness of the products captured. As such, Photographers must obtain permission to publish. Photographs taken at this event are not to be sold to any other media outlet, organization or individual unless permission is granted by Carlisle Events.


Press kits are available at the Will Call Booth (located just outside of Gate 3). These kits contain updated information on the event and an event magazine with the schedule of activities.


Parking for media representatives is available by request. Supplied parking passes must be affixed to the driver's side of the vehicle's windshield. Media may only park in designated "Media Parking" areas. Media vehicles parked in unauthorized areas will be towed.


Carlisle Events would like to extend their appreciation to all media representatives who have attended the events over the years. Should you have any questions or requests please feel free to contact us directly.

Mike Garland
Public Relations Manager
717-243-7855 ext. 133


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