Falls Township’s joint Touch a Truck and Family Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 9, at Falls Township Community Park, 9050 Mill Creek Road, Levittown.
Featuring dozens of large trucks, excavators, towing vehicles, emergency response vehicles and various types of heavy machinery, the township’s sixth annual event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a sensory-friendly quiet hour until 10 a.m. Truck operators will refrain from flashing their lights or blowing their air horns during this time.
Touch a Truck/Family Festival continues until 2 p.m. and includes face painting, balloon artistry, giveaways, vendors and other free family-friendly activities. Food and drink will be available to purchase from Levittown Fire Co. #1 as a fundraiser for the fire company.
Falls Township Fire Marshal Rich Dippolito is organizing a non-perishable food collection drive as part of the dual event. Attendees are asked to bring food donations, which will benefit local food pantries.
Fall Township’s Public Works Department purchased and outfitted a kid-sized ride-on truck to be raffled off during the event. Raffle entries will be offered free of charge.
Following a brief break, the second annual Food Truck Festival returns from 4 to 8 p.m. Guests can purchase a variety of foods from area food trucks while listening to live music from the band Spare Parts. Adults age 21-plus can purchase alcohol as part of a fundraiser for Fairless Hills Fire Department. Fireworks conclude the day’s festivities at about 8:30 p.m.
All proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial aid to families throughout the Delaware Valley who are in need due to recent tragedy or adversity. Michael Barkann, host of NBC Sports Philadelphia, began the foundation in 2013 and will make a special appearance at the Touch a Truck event. He will also choose the raffle ticket winner for a pair of Eagles-Cowboys tickets for the Nov. 5 game, another fundraiser for his foundation.
For information on sponsoring Touch a Truck, email Parks and Recreation director Brian Andrews at email@example.com. In the event of inclement weather, Touch a Truck/Family Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make a donation for entry into the Eagles-Cowboys ticket raffle, visit thebarkannfoundation.org/eagles-cowboys-touch-a-truck-donation-campaign/.