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Touch a Truck Austin 2017

Don’t Miss “Touch a Truck” Austin!

When you ask kids about the heroes they admire, some may answer with a list of animated Super Heroes like Spiderman and Batman, but more than likely, you’ll hear a lot of responses about the every day heroes in their lives.



For my son, the heroes are firemen with their giant, shiny, red trucks. He used to watch Fireman Sam non-stop and would stop and stare at attention any time a firetruck drove by.



For my daughter, thanks to Bob the Builder, she loved any type of construction equipment. When she was 2 years old we once survived a 9 hour road trip thanks to a lot of road construction which allowed her to count all the ‘Scoops’ along the way.



As a child (and even for us adults) the only thing cooler than seeing these heroes on the street is getting to sit in their seats (literally) and see behind the scenes of their cool jobs.

And Saturday May 13th, you can do just that at the Touch-A-Truck Event at Camp Mabry in Austin, TX from 10am -3pm (VIP 9am-10am.)

Touch-A-Truck is a one of a kind event where kids get to touch, sit in and learn about the trucks that their heroes use every day to serve their communities.

In addition to the vehicles, there will also be live music, food trucks and a Kid Zone where they can enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and much more.

And while you’re learning about the vehicles that serve our communities, you’ll be helping raise funds to help our community through SAFE.  Each year, SAFE/Austin Children’s Shelter must raise more than 48 percent of its operating budget from the community. With your support of Touch-A-Truck last year, you helped raise over $115,000 for the children of ACS and we are excited for an even bigger event year this year!

Event Details:
Saturday May 13th, 2017,
Camp Mabry
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Early VIP Entry


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Touch a Truck needs your help in making this event successful by assisting with admission, parking, keeping the area clean, and selling merchandise.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.  Click here to sign up, or email for more information.


General Admission is $5 per person. VIP Admission is $25 per person. VIP includes early entrance so you can skip the lines and be the first to honk all the horns! Limited quantity available!

A few tips for Touch-A-Truck 2017:

  • They encourage sunscreen, hats, and closed toe shoes for all Touch-A-Truck attendees.
  • The truck horns are very loud! If noise is an issue, please bring hearing protection equipment.
  • Traffic entering Camp Mabry dies down around 12pm. To avoid the traffic rush, head over at 12pm!

Emergency medical staff will be available on site. If you need any assistance, go to our medical tent, or speak with a Touch-A-Truck staff member.

Have a wonderful time!



Hi, I’m Susanne. I used to be a Senior Account Director at an advertising agency working for two of the top brands in the world. Ten years ago, I traded in my corporate life for a life as a stay at home mom, raising two of the best kids in the world. I started my blog, The Dusty Parachute as a way to dust off my online advertising skills and begin my job search. Instead, I now use it as a way to spend lots of time on the computer so my kids think that mommy has a job.

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