Sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted; however, disorderly or intoxicated persons will not be tolerated. Furnishing of alcoholic beverages to minors is prohibited. Pennsylvania State Law considers anyone under the age of 21 a minor. No glass bottles.


Carlisle Events accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit cards accepted by individual vendors may vary.


Disabled guests are welcome to enter with their own wheelchairs and three- or four-wheeled electric convenience vehicle (ECV). Disabled individuals may rent an electric convenience vehicle from our authorized vendor located just inside gate three with appropriate credentials. ECV rentals are limited and are available on a frst-come, first-served basis.

Operators of ECVs are required to possess appropriate credentials while on grounds. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case by case basis for disabled persons unable to operate a three-wheel vehicle who have their own properly insured golf cart and who make arrangements 3 weeks in advance of arrival.

For more information about renting an ECV, contact our on-grounds exclusive scooter and wheelchair provider by phone at 888-441-7575 or online -


First Aid services are available from the "Carlisle Special Police" trailer located near Guest Services/Grandstand.


Great food can be found throughout the Fairgrounds at various locations, including covered seating in the Food Court behind the Grandstand.


Temporary vehicle - passes to pick up parts or deliver supplies are available from security at Gates 1 and 3. The passes allow vehicle entry onto the Fairgrounds for a maximum time limit of one hour. A $50 deposit is required in addition to the holding of your driver’s license. The passes are not available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of any event. More information is available at Guest Services near the Grandstand.

Hand Cart Rental - Rent a sturdy hand cart at Guest Services. Your driver's license is held until the cart is returned and a donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is requested." Third paragraph: "Parts Hauling Service - Call 717-960-6429 to request our parts hauling service. Donations for the service go to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation.


Unsecured Wi-Fi Hot Spot - A broadcast internet service (public signal) is broadcast from the stage area during events. It is provided as a courtesy and the ability to connect to it is not guaranteed. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your information and your equipment when accessing the Internet via this hot spot. Carlisle Events assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of this hot spot.

Secured Wi-Fi Access - Available for a limited amount of sponsors per event. Arrangements are made with and through the Sponsorship Department. These arrangements need to be in place prior to the event.

Direct High Speed Internet Access - Vendors in Building T or Y wishing to have Internet access, should make arrangements for “DSL” with the same provider of phone service to their sites. Direct High Speed Internet Service is not otherwise available.


Lost and found articles should be turned in or claimed at Guest Services next to the Grandstand or the Security office at Gate 3.


Temporary tags, title work and vehicle registration can be transacted at the Notary Office in the Car Corral. Proof of insurance is required.


Packages shipped to our facility for vendors are stored in the receiving building located outside Gate 5. Hours will be posted at the building. There is no charge for the first three packages received per vendor per show. Vendors will be charged $5 for each additional package. Vendors will be charged a forklift fee of $25 per skid for delivery and unloading. A separate pickup and return fee is also $25 per skid.


Pets are strongly discouraged for health and safety reasons. If you cannot make other arrangements for boarding, your pet must be on a leash, and policing after them is required. Your pet must be under your control at all times and you are fully responsible for its actions. Any offensive or unsafe actions by your pet may result in expulsion from the fairgrounds without refund.


Numerous clean restrooms are located throughout the facility. Free hot showers are located behind the two-story white stone building and the Main Bath House on G-row south of the Grandstand.


Security patrols the fairgrounds 24 hours a day during events. They are located in the red building next to Gate 3. Security personnel are dressed in clearly labeled "Security" uniforms. On-grounds Security can be reached at 717-960-6429.


Limited space is available at some of the events. Overflow goes to adjoining property within walking distance from the fairgrounds. Fee applies. Contact us for more information.


On Grounds Transportation - For safety reasons, the use of all personal means of transportation (bikes, scooters, golf carts, ATVs, motorcycles or minibikes, etc.) is forbidden on the Fairgrounds from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on all show days. No unlicensed drivers may operate these vehicles at any time. Verification of insurance is required.

Golf Carts - We strongly discourage the use of golf carts for the safety of our guests. Vendors may use them before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Guests may only bring golf carts under certain circumstances and only if our requirements are met at least two weeks prior to the event. If you are unable to use a scooter for your mobility challenges and wish to learn more about bringing your own golf cart, call 717-243-7855 x124 or email

On Grounds Taxi Service - Our Security Dept. operates on grounds transportation for donations to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation. Call 717-960-6429 to request a ride.

Off Grounds Transportation - For taxi service, call (717) 243-4343. Arrange for pick-up at Gates 1, 2 or 3.

Tram Services - The Carlisle Tram makes continuous passes through the fairgrounds, route marked on the map, and can be found at the foodcourt between runs. Weather permitting.


Water fountains may be found inside the Grandstand next to the men’s restroom, inside Building T, at the restroom building located on Row G (two aisles behind the Grandstand), and outside the restrooms at the two-story white stone building.


Dangerous conditions can exist on the Fairgrounds. Due to exposure to the weather, areas may become slippery or soft. Due to the nature of the goods displayed, heavy and sometimes dangerous equipment and moving vehicles are frequently present. Carlisle Events cannot be responsible for the conduct of vendors and patrons entering these premises. Those who enter the Fairgrounds do so at their own risk.


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