Questions and Answers

Is Dozer Day continuing in light of COVID-19 restrictions?

Yes! Dozer Day will look different this year, however. Through meticulous collaboration with our great sponsors and the local state health department COVID-19 team, a Dozer Day “Drive-thru” event has been developed to ensure guests’ health and safety while still immersing families in an ultimate, real-life construction experience.

What will DOZER DAY 2021 be like?

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to feel like your family car has landed right in the middle of an active construction site with real operating machinery.Public safety messaging, fun contests, sponsor give-aways and much more will be offered within careful health/safety protocols.

Dozer Day 2021’s temporary drive-thru approach provides a unique opportunity to offer a higher level of accessibility to seniors, people with mobility/developmental challenges and families with small children.

Not only is it a dream-come-true for kids (and fun for the whole family), the event also benefits many children’s charities. To-date, the Nutter Foundation has given back over $1.4 million dollars. Visit Dozer Day Grant Recipients for a full list of beneficiaries.

When is Dozer Day?

Dozer Day will be May 15th and 16th for 2021. Gates open at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm.

Typically, there is a special VIO (Very Important Operator) opening for our valued sponsors & their guests. Due to the drive-thru event adjustment for 2021; sponsors and their guests instead, will have early access to choosing ideal reservation times before time slots are made available to the public. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our Sponsors page.

How much does Dozer Day 2021 cost and where can I get tickets?

For 2021, Dozer Day drive-thru reservations will be available on-line only. NO RESERVATION TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON-SITE. Sales begin April 1st. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of time slots will be limited, so purchase your car pass early.

The purchase price is $35 per car, which includes one (1) official Dozer Day crew bag (containing a kid-sized hard hat and safety vest and many sponsor give-aways). Additional bags may be purchased on-line only when making reservations for $10 each and will be provided upon event check-in.

Where is Dozer Day held?

For 2021, Dozer Day will again be at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington (17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield WA 98642).

How does the drive-thruh experience work?

You just need to purchase one ticket per vehicle and any extra Dozer Day® crew bags needed then show up at the Clark County Event Center about 15 minutes before your allotted time.

When you arrive at the Clark County Fairgrounds, you’ll join a queue to check-in, then proceed to the drive-thru entrance. The drive thru will take approximately 25-35 minutes. Please note that there is no stopping inside the event, and you will not be able to exit your car once you are on the path.

What to know before you go:

Masks are required for drivers while interacting with event volunteers during check-in, and for anyone else in the vehicle who may interact with volunteers.

State guidelines note that social gatherings should be limited to your household or no more than six if your gathering includes those from outside your household.

Party buses and commercial vehicles will not be allowed.

While times may vary, the estimated time to drive through Dozer Day is 25-35 minutes. For entry, please allow an additional 15 minutes to check-in and join the queue.

For your safety, all tailgates, van/car doors and hatchbacks must remain closed at all times. Riding in the back of a pickup truck is not permitted.

Follow the guided route at an even pace of 3-4 mph and keep a minimum distance of 12ft from the vehicle in front of you.

Remain in your vehicle during the entire tour, ask Dozer Day volunteers if you need assistance.

Restrooms are not available inside the event, however portable restrooms are available for use before entry and at an after-visit pull-off area as you exit. An event map will be provided at check-in.

No pedestrian traffic, bicycles, or motorcycles.

The following are prohibited during the Dozer Day event, including inside your vehicle:
– Smoking and vaping
– Alcohol
– Pets (except ADA-compliant service animals)

Dozer Day and the Clark County Fairgrounds are not responsible for any collisions or damage to your vehicle during the event.

Vehicle size must be no larger than a full-size long bed truck. Maximum vehicle sizes are the following: 10′ tall, 8.5′ wide and 18.75′ long. Vehicles with loud exhaust or engine modifications will NOT be permitted entry.

What is the ideal age for Dozer Day?

Everyone from 1 to 101 years old will enjoy this unique opportunity to feel like your family car has landed right in the middle of an active construction site with real operating machinery. Public safety messaging, fun contests, sponsor give-aways and much more will be provided all within careful health/safety protocol.

Can we get a grant for Dozer Day tickets?

If you are a children’s not-for-profit organization you may be eligible for free or reduced-price reservations. Please send requests on your non-profit letterhead along with IRS tax exempt documentation to renee@nutterfoundation.org.

Are Dozer Day reservations refundable?

Reservations are NOT refundable or adjustable, but please be assured the money benefits many great children’s charities.

Who are the main sponsors for Dozer Day?

Dozer Day is sponsored by many local businesses who are vested in their community. For information on becoming a sponsor or to see a detailed list of sponsors visit the Sponsor page

Can I volunteer to help at Dozer Day?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, Dozer Day 2021 cannot open volunteer opportunities to the public. Please check back in 2022.

Where did Dozer Day Start?

The first “Dozer Day” was held in Wisconsin hosted by Halquist Stone and benefited local schools. The Nutter Foundation acquired the rights to Dozer Day and trademarked the event. We now share Dozer Day with partners throughout the United States.