Organizers of the second annual Touch-A-Truck on Saturday are planning an even bigger event this year.
"This year is larger," said Rich Guerrieri, president of the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitors—both big and small—will have another opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 40 vehicles from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 on the grounds of the Watson Institute, located at 301 Camp Meeting Road in Leet.
Presented by the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department, the event is teaming up this year with "Trucks For Maddox," a charity started in memory of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, who was fatally mauled last year after falling into an African Painted Dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Families are asked to bring one toy truck as a donation and, in return, will receive one free admission.
The rain-or-shine event will also include fire truck rides, a bouncy castle, face painting, interactive safety activities, raffle prizes and refreshments. Cameras are highly recommended.
There will be no horns or sirens for an hour from 11 a.m. to noon.
Admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family, with kids 2 and under free. Parking and shuttle rides are also free.
Other Weekend Events:
The second annual Sewickley Oktoberfest is Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Division Street parking lot. Live entertainment includes the Autobahn Band, The Barons, Mädel Jäger (formerly Gaudi Buam), and the Grammy-nominated polka sensations Johnny Koenig & Band. Tickets are $10.
St. James Oktoberfest
St. James Catholic Parish in Sewickley along with the Knights of Columbus will celebrate Oktoberfest from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 with food, music and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults, children to eighth grade $3, youth eighth grade to 12th grade $5.
Sweetwater's popular "Mavuno" program brings a free two-day family workshop, the first on Friday, Oct. 4 and again Friday, Oct. 10 as part of the MAVUNO Artist in Residence Program. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. To register, call Sweetwater at 412-741-4405.
Join the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 6 for a casual evening featuring signature dishes presented as small plates by local restaurants. Pre-sale tickets are $60 and can be purchased here. Tickets at the door are $65.