Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, climb, explore, and learn!

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9am – 2pm

Black Hills Harley Davidson

2820 Harley Drive

Rapid City, SD 57702

What is Touch A Truck?

Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children and their families to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery—all in one place! Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect and serve our community.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $8/person for anyone over 1 year old.
Purchase Tickets

Would you like to sponsor or bring a vehicle to this event?

Sponsor/Participation Packet

What Does Truck Participation Involve?

There is no cost to you, but we ask that you staff your “Business Booth” (parking lot space). We ask that your “Truck” be parked and ready for the many inquisitive hands in our community from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you have employee vehicles, please park them across from Harley Davidson in the gravel lot prior to 8:00 a.m. For the safety of the children, we ask that “Trucks” not be moved during the event.

Things to Consider:

  • 9-10 a.m.: Quiet Hour: No lights, noises, or motions—For families with children who are sensitive to those.
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The time of the main community event.
  • This is an event for all ages!
  • You can give away items at your parking spot but cannot charge for admittance to the vehicle you are donating for the event.
  • Many small hands will be in your “truck”—please plan accordingly and be sure it is safe for children.
  • Many children may stand on the seats and touch everything in reach. Please be prepared.
  • This is a family event, but no pets please.
  • Consider bringing lawn chairs or seating for your staff.
  • This is a rain or shine event, please be prepared.

Truck Participation

Please plan on having your vehicle parked and ready in the designated lot as early as 6:30 a.m., but no later than 8 a.m. Staff should arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. to talk about the vehicle and its operation. Each company will determine how much access the public has to your vehicle. You may run lights, sirens, and demonstrate moving parts in accordance with your company’s policies (except for 9-10 a.m. for our families with children sensitive to lights, sounds or motion). You will be assigned a parking space and will be notified of that space via email prior to the event. Please don’t go outside that space for fairness and safety reasons.

Vehicle Commitment

Please Note: Commitment forms accepted on a first come first serve basis. We reserve the right to limit the number of vehicles of the same or similar type. You do not need to be a sponsor to bring a vehicle. To display your vehicle, please return completed form along with photo of vehicle(s) and insurance certificate to Children’s Museum of the Black Hills, Attn: Touch-A-Truck, 8028 Sandlily Court, Rapid City, SD 57702. You may also scan and email this information to [email protected] Questions? Call Lily at (605) 545-0623. All vehicles may enter the site between 6:30 a.m. but not later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event and may not leave before 2:00 p.m. The owner/operator of the vehicle must remain with the vehicle for the duration of the event. We suggest a minimum of 2 attendees, to accommodate the persons attending the event. Please remember that there are no lights, sirens, or motions from 9-10 a.m. All vehicles must be vacated from the property by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Sponsorship

Sponsoring Touch-A-Truck will lend support to an event that: Celebrates how we build, protect, and serve our community Entertains families and kids of all ages Enriches the connections between children and those whose backgrounds share a love of cars, trucks, and service vehicles Supports the effort to bring a children’s museum to the families of the Black Hills region  
Purchase Sponsors
Big Rig Sponsor-$3,000+
Big Rig Sponsor-$3,000+
  • Sponsor mention in media advertising
  • Acknowledgement as Sponsor at Event
  • Logo/Sponsor name on Event Signage
  • Sponsor Name on Promo Materials
  • Sponsor Name on Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • 10 Complimentary Tickets

2019 Big Rig Sponsors!

Heavy Duty Sponsor-$2,000
Heavy Duty Sponsor-$2,000
  • Acknowledgement as Sponsor at Event
  • Logo/Sponsor name on Event Signage
  • Sponsor Name on Promo Materials
  • Sponsor Name on Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • 8 Complimentary Tickets
Steam Rolling Sponsor-$1,000
Steam Rolling Sponsor-$1,000
  • Sponsor Name on Promo Materials
  • Sponsor Name on Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • 6 Complimentary Tickets

2019 Steam Rolling Sponsors!

    

Tough Truck Sponsor-$500
Tough Truck Sponsor-$500
  • Sponsor Name on Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • 4 Complimentary Tickets

2019 Tough Truck Sponsors!

   Black Hills Portables

Handy Helper Sponsor-$250
Handy Helper Sponsor-$250
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets

2019 Handy Helper Sponsors!

    

 

Donors

2019 Additional Donors!

  • Blind Lion
  • Bonzeye Studio
  • Colonial House
  • Harriet and Oak
  • Hay Camp Brewing Co.
  • Mary’s Mountain Cookies
  • Murphy’s Pub and Grill
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Volunteer

Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are essential to making this event a success. Several volunteer shifts are available throughout the day to assist with registration, truck hospitality, children’s activities, and more. Sign up below!
Volunteer Sign Up
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