Is your idea of the perfect weekend activity time spent at a car or truck show? Then Carlisle, Pennsylvania is the place to go! With vehicle-related activities nearly every month of the year, there are always some kinds of Carlisle car shows going on. Be it auctions, a car flea market, an All Breeds Jeep Show, or an assortment of car shows you will find plenty of opportunities to meet up with other car enthusiasts at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

But before you load up and head to Carlisle, be sure your vehicle is ready to go. Do this by using products from your local AMSOIL dealer, Lifetime Oil.  Whether you need to top off the oil or just want to get more from your engine, Lifetime Oil has all the AMSOIL products you need. And they can be in your garage with just a few clicks of your mouse. Once you have your ride ready to roll, it’s time to head off for the fun awaiting you in Carlisle.

What’s Happening at the Carlisle Car Shows


Head to Auto Mania for the indoor flea market. The event has been running for more than 30 years and is one of the state’s largest indoor auto flea markets. The Auto Mania Indoor Collector Car Flea Market and Corral has cars and products sure to delight you. Whether you are just browsing or are looking for that piece to give your restored car the look or sound you want.

Carlisle Car ShowsApril

April is auction month in Carlisle. Looking to buy a vehicle to restore or ready to sell one you’ve worked on? Either way, this is the event you won’t want to miss. April is dedicated to buying and selling classic cars, muscle cars, trucks, and more. Take a peek, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

May through July

At least one weekend of each month the Carlisle Fairgrounds is home to the Gate-n-Go event. The featured vehicle varies. But each event boasts parts, performance products, memorabilia, collectibles, and of course, vehicles on display. And don’t forget events like the Rolling Burnout and Donut Contest, Real Street Shootout (see what your car can do), or the many activities geared towards kid-friendly fun. The Import Performance Nationals held in May features vehicles from around the globe, and events such as the Drift Limbo Contest, the Low car Limbo, and the Multi Round Rolling Exhaust Contest.


This month is dedicated to trucks and corvettes- and what’s not to like about those? From Monster trucks to the classics, Big Rigs to SUVs, you can see it all at Truck Nationals weekend. Making truck weekend extra unique, are the flips and tricks by FreestyleMX performances. Also in August, is the largest Corvette car show in the world. You will see thousands of corvettes, and amazing rides dating back to the 1950s.

September to November

Looking for the perfect gift for the car enthusiast on your holiday shopping list?  Why not go big, and visit one of the auctions?  With more than 400 vehicles to bid on, you are certain to find something in your budget.

There’s always something exciting happening at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Why not plan a trip today to explore this great Pennsylvania location?