Dozer Day is like going to the fair, only every ride is bulldozers (…or diggers, or dumptrucks, or excavators, or something equally big and exciting). Kids get to sit in the driver’s seat of these big rigs and—with a trained operator beside them—drive some of the heaviest equipment around. It’s a dream come true for kids, and there’s plenty of fun for parents, too—not least because proceeds from the event benefit local children’s charities. Dozer Day, sponsored by the Nutter Foundation, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield.
Advance tickets (available online here) are $8 for children ages two to 12, $8 for seniors over 60, $10 for adults, and free for children under two. Tickets on the day of the event are $11 for kids and seniors and $13 for adults. Tickets, which are non-refundable, are good for either May 21 or 22 but not both days. Parking is $6. Most activities inside the event are free, including equipment rides.
Dozer Day is sponsored by many local businesses who are vested in their community, including iQ Credit Union and Chuck’s Produce. For more sponsorship information, click here. Volunteers are also needed, welcome, and appreciated. For more information, go to the volunteer page. No pets are allowed at Dozer Day unless they are registered service animals, or unless they have prior experience operating heavy machinery. (No, not really. And also there’s no smoking because burning cigarette embers and giant gas tanks are a poor combination.)