Austin Children's Shelter Touch-A-Truck Logo

Presented by:

Realty Austin Presenting Sponsor of 2016 Touch-A-Truck EventHEB Tournament of Champions logo

Last year, Touch-A-Truck was a huge success! More than 5,300 community members brought their kids to touch, climb on, and explore over 60 big and loud motor vehicles.

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be returning to Camp Mabry from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13!

2017 VIP tickets are now sold out. General admission still available online and day of event.


About Touch-A-Truck

family standing in front of a backhoe

Touch-A-Truck is a family friendly event that benefits SAFE programs on the Austin Children’s Shelter campus. This event hosts a wide variety of vehicles for kids of all ages to play on while learning about the automobiles and how they help serve their communities.  This year’s Touch-A-Truck will also feature live music, plenty of food trucks, and a Kid Zone complete with a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and much more.

Each year, Austin Children’s Shelter must raise more than 48 percent of its operating budget from the community. With your support of Touch-A-Truck last year, you helped raise over $115,000 for the children of ACS and we are excited for an even bigger event year this year!

Touch-A-Truck is a fun way for families to bond as their children explore vehicles they have seen in movies, books, or just driving down the street. But more than that, Touch-A-Truck represents what ACS is all about – helping to promote happy, healthy families in our community. Thank you for your support in this event; it allows us to provide the care needed for Austin Children’s Shelters’ kids.

boy sitting in a large vehiclechildren sitting in a large vehicleMater Tow Truck


We need your help in making this event successful by assisting with admission, parking, keeping the area clean, and selling merchandise.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.  Click here to sign up, or email [email protected] for more information.


General Admission is $5 per person. VIP Admission is $25 per person. VIP includes early entrance so you can skip the lines and be the first to honk all the horns! Limited quantity available!


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Realty Austin logoHEB Tournament of Champions logo
Lauren Concrete logoOldcastle Materials logo
Alamo Cement logoCapital Concrete logoWells Fargo logoCLIF Kid logo
Capital Chevrolet logoReagan Outdoor Advertising logo
Beck Industrial, Inc.
Carlos Barbosa
Chasco Construction
Federated Insurance
Jimmy Evans Company
McAden Builders
RDO Equipment
Texas Aggregates
US/Custom Concrete


Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $25,000
Booths start at $500
View the 2017 Sponsorship Packet (PDF)

Contact Kimberly Gifford, SAFE Director of Development at [email protected] or 512.577.4149 for questions on sponsorship opportunities.

Follow SAFE on Facebook to stay informed about the event. Can’t wait to see you there!

Click here to see our photo album from the 2016 Touch-A-Truck event!

A few tips for Touch-A-Truck 2017:

  • We encourage sunscreen, hats, and closed toe shoes for all Touch-A-Truck attendees.
  • Our truck horns are very loud! If noise is an issue, please bring hearing protection equipment.
  • Traffic entering Camp Mabry dies down around 12pm. To avoid the traffic rush, join us at 12pm!

Emergency medical staff will be available on site. If you need any assistance, go to our medical tent, or speak with a Touch-A-Truck staff member.

man and two young girls sliding down a big slide ride

The Fine Print

Touch-A-Truck will take place rain or shine, and all tickets are considered a non-refundable, 100% tax-deductible donation to Austin Children’s Shelter.

Furthermore, by purchasing tickets and/or attending the event and/or allowing a dependent to attend the event, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Touch-A-Truck which become effective as of the date of ticket purchase. Please take a moment to review these Terms and Conditions prior to proceeding.

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