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Touch-a-Truck Family Festival on Oct. 27

A tractor with a child inside during a touch-a-truck festival.
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The Junior League of Asheville is pleased to announce its inaugural Touch-A-Truck Family Festival at the Asheville Outlets. The festival has been rescheduled from Sunday, Sept. 16 to Saturday, Oct. 27.

Touch-A-Truck is a community-wide event where both kids and kids-at-heart have the opportunity to see, touch, climb, and learn about vehicles of all types.

You’ll find public service trucks, emergency vehicles, utility trucks, construction trucks, garbage trucks, transportation trucks, delivery trucks, and even a helicopter – all in one place! Children will be able to touch, climb, aboard, sound the horn, and meet the people who operate these vehicles. Drivers and operators will be onsite to talk about the vehicle and its operation. Children of all ages are bound to be enthralled with all there is to explore.

Additional activities on site will include a fall market with local vendors featuring arts, crafts, and non-for profit organizations; activity tents; food and beverage stations; and several other special attractions help to add to the event’s appeal. Parental supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended to capture the day’s adventures and take home wonderful memories to share.

The Junior League of Asheville is organizing the festival for the community to enjoy as well as to support the League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. They’re part of an international network of 291 Leagues comprised of over 140,000 women in Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., engaged in similar work of their own communities.

The Junior League of Asheville’s Touch-A-Truck Family Festival offers organizations a unique opportunity to showcase their brand and interact with parents, children, League members and the community in general. There are several ways for your organization to participate: event sponsorship, truck/vehicle exhibition, vendor booths, food trucks, or in-kind support. Please contact (828) 254-5608 or [email protected] for additional information.

The Touch-a-Truck Family Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Asheville Outlets, in the parking lot behind the food court. Quiet hours are from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm where no sirens or horns will be allowed. Admission is $5 in advance and at the door. Children and three and under may enter for free.