Columbus Touch a Truck Events


Touch-a-Truck Events mean one thing- WARM weather is FINALLY here!

Do you have a little one that has a fascination with big trucks, tractors and all things vehicles? These are the events for you! This is a unique way to get up close and personal with your favorite vehicles! Mark your calendars for these interactive events all around Central Ohio. Many dates are already set for the season, but be sure to check back as we add events to this list for the 2023 season.

touch a truck eventsMay Touch-a-Truck Events

Powell Touch a Truck: Friday, May 5, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Dozens of vehicles will fill the area around Seldom Seen Park. This event also does double duty by educating youngsters about various aspects of the vehicles, such as their size, function and more!

Pickerington Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 6, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Bring your kids to enjoy a variety of big trucks, construction equipment, emergency response vehicles and more! Come by the Pickerington Community Pool parking lot to see all your favorite trucks and equipment.  Kids will be able to see the ins and outs of all vehicle and receive a free Kids Driver’s License.

Touch a Truck in Canal WinchesterFriday, May 19, 2023 from 6-8 pm during Music in the Park. Bring the Family to Touch-A-Truck at Stradley Park to check out Police & Fire vehicles on display. Touch-A-Truck will showcase vehicles from Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Township Police Department, and Madison Township Fire Department, with live music by Simple Harvst.

Upper Arlington Spring FlingSaturday, May 20, 2023 from 11 am – 2 pm  Kids can explore city vehicles during the Spring Fling at Sunny 95 Park.

Prairie Township Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.- Come out to the Galloway Sports Complex and climb around in some of the vehicles that help keep the Township safe and running smooth.

June Touch-a-Truck Events

Marysville Touch a TruckSaturday, June 2, 2023 from 10 am – 1 pm | Check out fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, tractors, a wheel loader and more at Mill Valley Park Central, 703 Millwood Blvd.

Dog Days of Summer at Pataskala Grace ChurchSaturday, June 10, 2023 from 11 am – 2 pm.|  Support Pataskala Police Department K9 Program at this annual fundraiser. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase and training of a new police K9. It is FREE to attend!

The Science of Big Machines at COSI: June 10-18, 2023: Get behind the wheel and experience equipment that builds roads, bridges, and buildings! From small tools to big equipment, you’ll discover how big jobs get done. A multitude of pieces of construction equipment will be on hand to explore.

Touch a Truck at the Dublin Market: June 24, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Bridge Park | Bring the kids out to touch a truck and learn how products are shipped across the nation. Be creative at the activity station and see how Ease partners with One Dublin to help kids and families in need.




July Touch-a-Truck Events

Summer Spray Down with Norwich Township: July 11, 2023 from 1-2 pm at Heritage Middle School in Hilliard: This is a fun twist on seeing a fire truck.

August Touch-a-Truck Events

Touch a Truck Gahanna – Typically in August | More information to come!

Summer Spray Down with Norwich Township: August 1, 2023 from 1-2 pm at Ridgewood Elementary School in Hilliard: This is a fun twist on seeing a fire truck.

October Touch-a-Truck Events

National Fire Prevention Week is in October and many firehouses host events that are free and open to the public. Each fire station is different, but many offer the opportunity to see the various fire trucks and equipment, living areas, talk to a firefighter, Sparky the mascot often makes an appearance and more.

Be on the lookout for events added towards the end of summer and fall! Have a wonderful time as your kiddos explore the big machines! If there are any Touch-a-Truck events that we missed, please feel free to comment!


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Maureen Ingham
Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!