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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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June 4 - 6, 2021

Event Hours

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

Admission

Daily Thurs - Sat: *$15
Sunday: $7 at Gate (Free with Event Ticket)
Event Pass: *$30
Kids 12 and Under FREE
*Online tickets discounted.

Location

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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Event Activities

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Pre-Register Your Ford for the Showfield

Pre-Register Your Ford for the Showfield

Save Time and Pre-Register Online

Gate-N-Go has ended but you can still benefit from pre-registering early! Pre-registration remains available up until show week.
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Meet Hailie Deegan on Saturday at Ford Nationals

Meet Hailie Deegan on Saturday at Ford Nationals

Ford Performance Racer, Hailie Deegan, attending Ford Nationals on Saturday, June 5!

Ford Performance Driver, Hailie Deegan, will be making an appearance at Carlisle Ford Nationals on Saturday, June 5th. To date, Hailie Deegan is the ONLY female ever to compete in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series and in 2016 she was named the circuit's Driver of the Year. 
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The New Bronco, New Raptor, GT500 and Mach 1 Come to Carlisle

The New Bronco, New Raptor, GT500 and Mach 1 Come to Carlisle

Check out Ford Motor Company's New Vehicle Offerings

Check out the latest and greatest Ford Motor Company products at this year’s event. That includes the All-New Ford Bronco, 2021 Ford Raptor, 2021 GT500 and the 2021 Mach 1. Ford will have their product experts on site and this is your chance to see these vehicles not only in person but up close as well.
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Stroppe Reunion Rolls Into Carlisle in June

Stroppe Reunion Rolls Into Carlisle in June

Baja to Daytona, Broncos to Lincolns, and everything in between!

Join us in June as we celebrate everything Stroppe! From the Stroppe Baja Broncos to the Lincoln and Mercury Stroppe racecars of old.
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Giddy Up for the Big Horses!

Giddy Up for the Big Horses!

Join us in June as we celebrate the 1971-1973 Mustangs  

2021 marks the 50th birthday of what some call the Clydesdales or Big Horses of the Mustang years, the 1971 to 1973 models.
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Join Us in 2021 for the Carlisle Ford Nationals Comic Car Con

Join Us in 2021 for the Carlisle Ford Nationals Comic Car Con

A Celebration of Ford Comic, TV and Movie Cars 

This year the star cars come to the Carlisle Ford Nationals in June! See your favorite Comic, TV, and Movie cars pop off the pages or out of the screen and into one of our displays in Building T at the show. 
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Celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Pinto in 2021

Celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Pinto in 2021

Join Us as we Celebrate Ford's First Subcompact Vehicle

Join us in June as we celebrate this historic vehicle!  Not only will we celebrate the Ford Pinto but also it’s Mercury sister, the Mercury Bobcat.  
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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 5th. 
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Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Buy Your Vending Spaces Today

Vendor spaces available, space discounts may apply. Call today!

The Ford Nationals Automotive Flea Market is a great place to sell the parts, accessories, automotive memorabilia and literature that have been collecting

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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.
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Save Money, Buy Your Tickets Online

Save Money, Buy Your Tickets Online

Purchase Single Day Tickets, a Weekend Pass or a Season Pass

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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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

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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Secret Fords and the Never Before Seen Designs

Secret Fords and the Never Before Seen Designs

Join Steve Saxty, former Product Designer and Author, in June

Former Ford product designer and author of three books on Ford, Steve Saxty, will give talks on three eras of “Secret Fords” at Carlisle Ford Nationals 2021. He worked on this unique project with Ford of Europe to uncover decades-worth of cancellated cars, one-offs and prototypes. Most of these vehicles have never been seen or are the stuff of legend. Steve will unveil – for the first time – these cars in his new book "Secret Fords."
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Willie Stroppe Confirmed for Ford Weekend

Willie Stroppe Confirmed for Ford Weekend

Head of Stroppe Performance is Coming to Carlisle

As the Carlisle Ford Nationals honors Stroppe, no celebration would be complete without those who helped make this ride what it is today. In June, Carlisle Events proudly welcomes Willie Stroppe to the event.
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Ford Bronco: A History of Ford’s Legendary 4x4

Ford Bronco: A History of Ford’s Legendary 4x4

Join Author Todd Zuercher as part of the Stroppe Reunion

Author Todd Zuercher joins us from Arizona for the event for book signings and a walking tour of the Stroppe Reunion Display. Todd is the author of CarTech’s best-selling book “Ford Bronco: A History of Ford’s Legendary 4x4”.
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Magazine Car Madness Comes to Ford Show in June

Magazine Car Madness Comes to Ford Show in June

Check Out Stang Magazine's Awesome Display of Cover and Feature Cars

Attention all Mustang fans, have you ever wanted to see your Mustang in the pages of a magazine? Well then check out STANG Magazine and their 30+ Mustangs on display on the Midway.
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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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Specialty Builders Class

Specialty Builders Class

Register your Hurst, Pettys Garage, Hennessey and MORE!
 

 In 2020, we introduced an all-new class for the emerging Specialty Builder brands of Ford vehicles and plan to continue that in 2021. Class 140 is home to those specialty built enthusiast vehicles. We are excited to see this class continue to grow!
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Multi Round Exhaust Contest

Multi Round Exhaust Contest

Sign Up in Guest Services at the Event

On Friday and Saturday of event weekend all eyes will be on you and your car. Don't miss this cool competition as cars will start in a line on the track and roar as they accelerate. This will also be judged but take note, the best overall sound will take home the prize, not necessarily the loudest.
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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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Preparing your Mustang for Mustang Club of America's Judging

Preparing your Mustang for Mustang Club of America's Judging

Join MCA Judge Jake Jarrell for a Live Judging Seminar

Mustang Club of America Judge Jake Jerrell will explain the Mustang Club of America’s judging and what the judges look for. He’ll also review ALL the different judging classes in the MCA and even go over Concours judging. He will have a Mustang live during the seminar to use for a live judging demonstration. Join Jake and the MCA on Friday at the stage!
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Shelby American and Cruise for a Cause to Debut Mustang at Carlisle

Shelby American and Cruise for a Cause to Debut Mustang at Carlisle

What’s 800+ HP and benefits a great cause? Find out Friday at the Ford Nationals

Join us on Friday Afternoon at the Carlisle Ford Nationals for an exciting vehicle debut from our friends at Shelby American and Cruise for a Cause. It’s 800+ HP, a super limited edition and a Mustang like you have never seen before!
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Team Shelby is BACK in 2021

Team Shelby is BACK in 2021

Mark Your Calendars for this Epic Ford Weekend

Team Shelby will once again make Carlisle Ford Nationals their final stop on their Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals event. 
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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

Gateway Classic Mustang will host FREE ridealong sessions between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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Special Guest - Al Joniec Comes to Carlisle in June!

Special Guest - Al Joniec Comes to Carlisle in June!

Talk to the iconic Al Joniec at Ford Nationals

Get your car education from the legendary Al Joniec! At Carlisle in June, Al will be setup in a tent with author Charlie Morris along Duke Boulevard near the crossroads of the event. Visit with Al, catch up, grab an autograph, and hear some cool stories that made Al the legendary Ford drag racer he is today!
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Special Guest- Visit Author Charlie Morris at Ford Nationals

Special Guest- Visit Author Charlie Morris at Ford Nationals

Chat with and pickup a copy of one of Charlie’s famed Ford Books

 

Charlie Morris will be hosting book signings at this year's Ford Nationals with his buddy Al Joniec. His two most recent books, Detroit Muscle and the Al Joniec book address the many Fords of the 60’s and 70’s in some detail. 

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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

Be sure to participate in the Autocross Real Street Shootout, taking place Friday of event weekend. 
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Collect 2021 Ford Nationals Stickers Through Social Stops

Collect 2021 Ford Nationals Stickers Through Social Stops

Participate in the Social Stops at the event for special anniversary stickers!

 We're taking you on a "Social Stop" Scavenger Hunt at Carlisle Ford Nationals. Once completed you'll receive the special anniversary display stickers for 2021! The rules are easy, just follow the steps below...
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Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Installation Alley at the Ford Nationals

Get Exhausted with A&A

A&A Auto Stores, the Official Performance Parts Installer of Carlisle Events, will be offering performance exhaust installations from the top manufactures.
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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

Get your Ford tuned at this year’s Carlisle Ford Nationals!
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Have You Raced A Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Have You Raced A Ford Lately – Sunday Autocross

Hosted by the CVCC

The onsite Carlisle Autocross allows drivers to run the road course and compare their times to each other. Registration is required and the fun takes place Sunday only.
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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'

There are lots of classics onsite during event weekend but only ONE will win a special award from the Historic Vehicle Association, or HVA
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Get Your Ford Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

Get Your Ford Nationals T-Shirt Via the Carlisle Store

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

Stop by the Carlisle Store within Building T to get your Carlisle Ford Nationals 2021 event shirt!  It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a pre-order or shopping for the first time, the Carlisle Store has your event shirts in stock! These great options are all thanks to our apparel and merchandise partner, Green Mountain Monogram.  

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The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

The Art of FOMOCO – Automotive Artist David Snyder

A Fantastic Display of FOMOCO and Automotive Art Available in Building T

You'll witness first hand, as Dave demonstrates his artistic ability as he works on new paintings.
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Women's Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

Women's Oasis – Quality Items for the Non-Automotive Audience

Visit 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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Fun for the Kids at Ford Nationals

Fun for the Kids at Ford Nationals

Fun Goodies for the Kids at the Show

When you bring your kids to this year's Ford Nationals, they can pick up their very own goody bag within Guest Services!
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Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp with Carlisle Events to Maximize Your Event Experience

Camp and be Walking Distance from Carlisle Ford Nationals

For the Carlisle Ford Nationals, camping is located off-site in the Clay Street parking area. The best way to find out complete details per show is to call Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855.
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Awards Parade – Show your Winning Car in Style

Awards Parade – Show your Winning Car in Style

Join Carlisle on Sunday at 11AM to Honor Winning Vehicles

Whether it’s for bragging rights, showing your ride to the Blue Oval faithful, or a photo for your display, the Carlisle Events Award Parade is a must-do for winners and spectators alike.
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Unique Ford "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

Unique Ford "Extras" on Carlisle Overstock Ebay Store

From Diecast to Banners and More!

Are you looking for some items that you may have seen at the event? Well, we may have you covered on our eBay store, Carlisle Overstock! 
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 Carlisle Events Works to Support Project SHARE During 2021 Events Season  and Offers an Outlet for Donations and More

Carlisle Events Works to Support Project SHARE During 2021 Events Season and Offers an Outlet for Donations and More

 

Car show season at Carlisle runs April through October and while it may feel like a normal level of fun at the venue, the reality is, there are still

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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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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

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?” 

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Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Free Admission with Event Ticket during Rear View Mirror Sunday

Bought a Ticket for the Event? Bring it Back on Sunday and Get In for FREE

Enjoy the final moments and aspects of what surely was an amazing event weekend. 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 in Building R at 9AM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there. 
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