Touch-A-Truck rumbles into town Sept. 21

Michael Rodriguez of Fairfield, got right into the cab of a front loader at last year's Touch-A-Truck event sponsored by the Junior Women's Club of Fairfield. This year's heavy-vehicle fest is planned for Sunday, Sept. 21 with trucks, music, food and other attractions at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
Michael Rodriguez of Fairfield, got right into the cab of a front loader at last year's Touch-A-Truck event sponsored by the Junior Women's Club of Fairfield. This year's heavy-vehicle fest is planned for Sunday, Sept. 21 with trucks, music, food and other attractions at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.Mike Lauterborn

It's time to start channelling your inner vroom! vroom!

The Junior Women's Club of Fairfield's annual Touch-A-Truck event will roll into the Fairfield Ludlowe High School parking lot on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, giving big-vehicle enthusiasts young and old a chance to put their hands on a variety of trucks and heavy equipment.

The event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5, and proceeds benefit the philanthropic group's high-school scholarship fund. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 28, during the same hours.

Large vehicles are just part of the event, the Junior Women's Club said in a news release. It also will feature music, food, bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, face painting and wash-off tatoos, plus rides on the Roaming Railroad, which looks like a train but rolls on tires.

Also available will be transportation with little horsepower -- pony rides.

Attendees of all ages can not only touch an array of vehicles, sponsors said, but also climb into the driver's seats of public-safety vehicles, various service trucks, front loaders and other heavy equipment -- even sound the siren in a fire truck and get a ride in a bucket truck.

Food trucks will serve sandwiches, tacos and ice cream, according to the release. Concession stands will sell popcorn, cotton candy and baked goods.

Touch-A-Truck is one of the Junior Women's Club's main fundraisers, along with its annual holiday event -- "A Visit to Santa's House" at the Burr Homestead.

The philanthropic organization also conducts an annual townwide spelling bee for fifth graders.

More information about Touch-A-Truck is available at www.jwcfairfield.com.