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CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS • Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world. The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features nearly 3,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car.
Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest and most fun-filled Corvette car show in the world. The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features nearly 3,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Guests flock to Carlisle for this event - an event that was "name dropped" on the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV show in December of 2018. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, exhaust contests, seminars and more. The excitement continues with an incredible parts shopping experience, including an automotive flea market with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral and Manufacturers Midway. Bring your Corvette or walk around and look at the amazing variety on display on the Fun Field. Corvettes at Carlisle spotlights all aspects of the Corvette hobby, including different styles, packages and every generation of production, from the C1 to the modern day C8.
In 1988 and 1989 General Motors and John Powell created the Corvette Challenge Series. As in years past, Corvettes at Carlisle is proud to host a reunion for these very special Corvettes. If you have a Corvette Challenge Car, we welcome you to be a part of this incredible display. It’s always a fan-favorite and such an important part of Corvette history.
As a spectator this will be a display for the history books! As a participant you and a guest will be able to enjoy all the regular Corvettes at Carlisle excitement plus the following:
• A secure parking spot on our Fun Field in a special “Challenge Car Reunion” display area.
• A goody bag stuffed with Corvette related goodies.
• Admission for two people for the action-packed, four-day weekend. (Free parking for any trailer/tow or support vehicle)
• Easy access in/out of our facility for the three days of the event. Your vehicle sticker will be mailed to you prior to the event.
• A chance to have your car chosen for a Corvette Celebrity Pick award.
• A special gift given to each person that registers.
• A weekend of fun and excitement!
As in years past, the CMAF Benefit Dinner will also be hosted on Friday evening and all are welcome. (Fee applies for dinner) Don’t wait as tickets always sell out!
If you are a Challenge Car owner, don’t miss out on this amazing display! Contact Jodi Morrison by e-mail or call 717-243-7855 ext 113. You can also register by completing the following form HERE.
Register Your Challenge Car Buy Tickets for the CMAF Benefit Dinner
Thursday - No Registration
Friday - 8 AM to 4 PM (Registration)
Saturday - 8 AM to 11 AM (Registration)
11:30 AM DRIVER’S MEETING
12:00 PM JUDGE’S MEETING
12:30 PM JUDGING BEGINS
1 PM - 3 PM SPECIAL JUDGING
5 PM AWARDS
Corvettes at Carlisle ALWAYS shine a spotlight on a special 50-year display of Corvettes. For 2024, we focus on the 1974 C3. The special gathering of 1974 Corvettes is happening during event weekend, August 22-24 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.2024 honors 50 years of the 1974 Corvette and the always popular display is accepting applications! See a great array of Corvettes positioned under a special display tent. Each display car will be in position from Wednesday the 21st (set up day) through the end of the event on Saturday night.
Some of the top minds in their respective fields come to Corvettes at Carlisle and if you do the same, you have the unique opportunity to sit in and learn first-hand from them by way of FREE Seminars.
Topics and speakers vary, but they may cover the history of a particular generation of Corvette, how to upgrade or enhance your ride without voiding a warranty, driving tips and more. You'll hear from certified GM technicians, engineers, expert drivers car care experts and restorers. In fact, as the seminar list goes, here are some details on what's confirmed to date.
1) Paul Koerner and the Corvette Mechanic Team: Corvettes at Carlisle has been fortunate to have the expertise and support of GM World-Class Certified Technician since 2004. Offering free diagnostics for your Corvette and seminars ranging from early to late-model Corvettes, there is something for everyone!
The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is hosting a special dinner on Friday of Corvettes at Carlisle. This is your chance to honor the man who started it all and support a great cause. Meet special Corvette themed guests, indulge with great food and drinks, participate in raffles and enjoy a live auction. All proceeds from this great event directly benefit the CMAF. While there are many great dining options in the region, there aren't many places other then the Carlisle Expo Center that can accommodate groups the size of our passionate club enthusiasts. Why not consider making this your club's Friday night dinner destination? Keep your Friday going by joining the fun. Don't wait though, this dinner is sure to sell out! Call 717-243-7855 to be a part of the experience! If you are a part of the Atlantic Corvette Caravan, please register for the CMAF dinner through the paperwork provided by your Caravan Captain.
Door prizes are up for grabs with items including a 2025 Corvettes at Carlisle VIP package that includes three nights hotel and a Chip's Circle VIP Registration for 2025 (More prizes and details to be announced as planning progresses).
1. Dinner is Friday, August 23 and starts at 6 PM (doors open at 5:45 PM)
3. Held at the Carlisle Expo Center
4. Includes dinner and Host Bar
5. Live Auction and Special guests TBA
Register for the Dinner
Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation
Carlisle residents come out to watch this annual parade in the heart of the downtown historic district presented by the Downtown Carlisle Association. Corvettes parade from the fairgrounds to downtown Carlisle where they park in the area around the town square and have time to enjoy the downtown ambiance and many restaurants. It’s a huge street party - complete with a band – that you’ll want to make part of your Carlisle experience.
Participation in the parade is limited so be sure to pre-register. You must be a registered participant at Corvettes at Carlisle in order to signup for the parade (Fun Field, Vendor, Sponsor or Car Corral). The registration fee is $40 through parade day while parade slots remain. The parade did sell out last year, so don't delay...register today. Registration includes a goody bag with a parade T-shirt & special parade dash plaque.
PLEAE NOTE: Visit the DCA at the Guest Services building during the event to register for the 2024 parade. Day of Show/Onsite Registration commences at 8 AM on 8/24 and once the parade is full, it's full. All vehicles must be staged prior to 6:30 PM for departure.
NEW Route returning for 2024! With the planned implementation of a two-year road construction project which includes the installation of at least one roundabout, changes to the Corvettes at Carlisle parade route are required. These changes are beyond the control of Carlisle Events and the DCA. The new route was carefully evaluated and crafted in a combined effort by the DCA, Carlisle Events, and local authorities. Participant vehicles will now stage at the Carlisle Expo Center and then proceed south on Pitt St. before turning left (and right) on High St. Cars that turn left will then cruise to the downtown square before either going straight and continuing on High St. or turning both left and right on North Hanover St. This route, while different from the standard path into downtown, gives even more of the Carlisle community a chance to see your wheels in motion AND gives those along High St. and North Hanover St. a chance to enjoy the festivities from a whole new angle. The map is linked below.
Register for the Parade View the NEW Parade Route Map
Corvettes at Carlisle welcomes our sponsors and partners, where the industries best companies share their passion for automobiles with enthusiasts. Learn more about our sponsors and how they can help you!
JJ Best Banc & Company - Offering financing opportunities for your next collector car.
Coker Tire - Coker Tire is known around the world for manufacturing wide whitewall tires for classic cars.
Carlisle Events takes pride in the partners we work with and we’re excited to partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley in 2023.This year Ronald McDonald House Central Valley is raffling a 70th Anniversary Edition 2023 Corvette Stingray, a numbers matching 1965 Corvette Stingray convertible, a beautifully restored 1969 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. Each room at the Central Valley Ronald McDonald House has two queen size beds, private restroom and satellite TV. Guests share common areas such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and other common living areas. Some families stay for a few days, while others stay for weeks or even months, depending on the severity of their child’s illness.
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! Done shopping? The tent is also home to some incredibly, and often tasty, seminars and special services offered by the vendors. Refer to the Event Guide for the official location (published two weeks prior to the event).
View the Event Guide Women's Oasis Vendor Application
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!
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?”
Never fear, because we’ve compiled a helpful list of ways that enhance your on-site experience at Carlisle! Thanks for joining us and enjoy your time at the show!
*While parts hauling and taxi service are free, donations are graciously accepted. Donated money goes directly to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation.
Donate at the Gate - Carlisle Area Lions Clubs Accepting Donations in 2023
Help those in need at most events this season. Give generously to members of local Lions Clubs as they staff our gates (varies by event) and accept donations for their Lions International Disaster Relief program. Look for Lions in a yellow vest with a black donation tin in hand. Last year, with your support, $10,000 was raised and donated to the Carlisle branch of the Salvation Army to support humanitarian relief efforts in war-torn Ukraine. This year, your support benefits those in need, foreign and domestic; all by way of the Lions International Disaster Relief Program. Can’t donate in person? Learn more about the Lions program online by way of the links below.