Carlisle Events Season Has Something For Every Automotive Enthusiast

Carlisle Events Season Has Something For Every Automotive Enthusiast


Carlisle Events brings a variety of events to the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds each year. It doesn’t matter what type or brand of vehicles you’re into, Carlisle Events has something for you. The 2023 events schedule is locked and loaded, so you’d better be ready to make a trip to Pennsylvania to check out one of these big shows this year.

The first Carlisle-based event is Spring Carlisle, April 19-24.  Spring Carlisle may have been the second automotive flea market added to the Carlisle Events resume of events in the late 1970s, but in 2023, it stands head and shoulders above nearly every event of its type around the world!  Some 100,000 guests flock to Carlisle, all looking to buy, sell, or trade something with a little automotive flavor to it.  There’s the flea market of course, where hundreds of vendors are selling millions of parts, but there’s also a car corral where classic and collector cars are for sale by owner.

Once the Spring show comes and goes, Carlisle transitions to specialty events season.  This includes a portfolio of six car-centric events, led May 12-13 by the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals. IPN is a very unique event in that it spotlights over 2,000 cars from around the world, including many rare and unique rides that are seldom seen by the public.  There are also a few special displays and activities planned.  Cruise to Carlisle as the event showcases the Audi, Rolls Royce, a 50-year celebration of the Honda Civic, race-prepared vehicles, and even a general showcase of vehicles from around the world.  There are car club gatherings, track, and automotive activities, plus a judged and non-judged Showfield.

As May becomes June and Memorial Day ushers in the unofficial start of summer, the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds welcomes THE Ford car show of Ford car shows.  The Carlisle Ford Nationals (June 2-4) offers no shortage of cars, people, and excitement.  The 2022 event became the largest car show of any type ever hosted at Carlisle and there’s no doubt 2023 should match, if not exceed that turnout.  Ford Nationals 2023 honors include the SVT, Coyote powerplants, the Lightning, 40 Years of Saleen, the Malaise Era, and more.

Three weeks after the Blue Oval excitement leaves town, the Bow-Tie fun rolls in.  Summer officially gets going with the Carlisle GM Nationals (June 23-24) as 100 years of history adorn the National Parts Depot Showfield.  Planned features include a few “shows within the…

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