Touch a Truck Events Across Chicagoland

As a mom of two boys, I now know more about construction trucks and tools than I ever thought possible. That’s why I scour local papers and websites once Spring hits. Why? Because it is the start of the Touch a Truck season in Chicagoland.  Do you have truck lovers on your hands, too? Then be sure to save and share this list of the BEST and Touch a Truck Events Across Chicagoland in 2017!


Arlington Heights, April 20th


Glen Ellyn, May 6th 

New Lennox, May 6th

Glenview, May 7th

Batavia, May 12th 

Bloomingdale, May 20th

Mount Prospect, May 20th

(includes a free hot dog lunch—and a special surprise for your little ones if you introduce your family to me!)

Carol Stream, May 21st


Hanover Park, June 3rd 




Oswego, August 5th 


St. Charles, September 16th

McHenry Township, September 16th

College of DuPage Touch a Truck, September 23rd 


Dates not publicized yet: Roselle (June), Northbrook (September), Elmhurst (September), Wheaton (October)….


And if you have a true truck lover on your hands, make the drive to the John Deere Pavilion. It is a free tractor museum and it is impossible to not be awed by all of the huge, powerful trucks!

Do you know of a free touch a truck event in Chicagoland that I missed? Please share the info in the comments and I will update my list!

Looking for more free fun? Then check out this growing list of FREE activities in both the city and suburbs.

Enjoy the big rigs!
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  1. Marysa says

    That sounds fun! I know so many kids who would love to do this. Fun to do for adults too.. this is something I wouldn’t mind taking the kids to 🙂

  2. Practical Mama says

    Oh boy! Those good old times when we used to follow dumpster trucks, waited in line to get on those farm tractors and had to patiently watch fork lifts at Home Depot. Now he is obsessed with planes and we do the free flights with Young Eagles. 🙂

  3. Joely Smith says

    What a fun event! We have not had an event exactly like this but we have 4H fairs and there are plenty of trucks and farm equipment to touch there. This is a great way for kids to learn!

  4. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This looks like it would be a fun show to take my Son. to. He loves everything to do with trucks.

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