Falls Township’s Touch a Truck-Family Festival Returns Sept. 9

Get ready for the much-anticipated return of Falls Township’s thrilling Touch a Truck-Family Festival on September 9th! This incredible event, now in its sixth year, promises a day filled with excitement for families and truck enthusiasts alike. With an impressive lineup of oversized trucks, construction marvels, emergency vehicles, and heavy-duty machinery, the festival guarantees a truly immersive experience.

Starting bright and early at 9 a.m., the event kicks off with a special sensory-friendly hour until 10 a.m. This gentle start ensures a calm environment, with truck operators refraining from flashing lights and blaring air horns. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Touch a Truck/Family Festival will be in full swing, offering an array of activities for everyone to enjoy. Delight in face painting, balloon artistry, and fantastic giveaways, all while exploring the numerous trucks on display. And don’t forget to explore the vendor stalls featuring a variety of engaging, family-friendly attractions. Plus, delicious food and drinks will be available for purchase from Levittown Fire Co. #1, contributing to a great cause.

Amidst all the excitement, Falls Township Fire Marshal Rich Dippolito has organized a noble non-perishable food collection drive, adding a heartwarming community touch to the festivities. Guests are invited to bring along food donations, which will go directly to local food pantries, supporting those in need within the area.

Adding an element of thrill, Falls Township’s Public Works Department has arranged for a delightful kid-sized ride-on truck to be raffled off during the event. And here’s the best part – raffle entries are absolutely free!

Behind the scenes, the driving force of the event is Falls Township Supervisor Jeff Boraski, in collaboration with the township’s Parks and Recreation department. Their vision of Touch a Truck is to offer a one of a kind and instructive encounter for children, giving them an up-close see at the essential parts these vehicles play in different businesses such as to begin with reaction, development, electrical work, cultivating, and fabricating.

But the fervor doesn’t conclusion ther. Following a short intermission, the second annual Food Truck Festival returns from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Savor a medley of culinary delights from local food trucks while enjoying live music by the talented band Spare Parts. For those aged 21 and above, the option to purchase alcohol is available, with proceeds contributing to the Fairless Hills Fire Department. As the day winds down, prepare to be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 8:30 p.m., marking the perfect end to an unforgettable day.

What’s more, the heartwarming spirit of giving continues as all the proceeds from Touch a Truck will go to The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation. This exceptional nonprofit organization provides vital financial assistance to families across the Delaware Valley who are facing adversity or tragedy. Michael Barkann, the esteemed host of NBC Sports Philadelphia, founded this foundation in 2013, and he will be making a special appearance at the Touch a Truck event. He’ll also have the honor of drawing the raffle ticket winner for a pair of Eagles-Cowboys tickets for the November 5th game, yet another initiative to support his remarkable Foundation.

Expect an awe-inspiring lineup of police and fire vehicles, alongside school buses, a tanker from the Township of Falls Authority, and Falls Township’s very own mowers and trucks. Event sponsors are also contributing to the spectacle, providing additional trucks and machinery. From Trash Daddy to Fred Beans, these sponsors are bringing their support to elevate the event. With each sponsor playing a pivotal role, the event promises a dynamic and unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Mark your calendars for this exceptional day of family fun and community engagement. Falls Township’s Touch a Truck-Family Festival is where knowledge, excitement, and giving back unite to create cherished memories. Be part of the thrill on September 9th!