Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® is an annual event that seeks to educate people of all ages about building sustainable communities, industry career opportunities, and public safety.

Dozer Day® gives kids the ultimate “construction experience” by inviting close contact with heavy construction equipment, public safety vehicles, recycling trucks, and other fun, informational activities.

In addition to a weekend of fun, Dozer Day® is a fundraiser, with net proceeds given back to charities and organizations that support communities nationwide. For a full list of beneficiaries, please click here.

When is Dozer Day®?

2024 Dozer Day® Vancouver will be held on October 5 and 6. 

Gates open at 11:00 am and close at 4:00 pm.

The event will open one hour early BOTH Saturday and Sunday exclusively for our valued sponsors and their guests before gates open to the public at 11:00 am. If this privilege interests you, please visit our sponsors page to get involved. 

Where is Dozer Day® held?

Dozer Day® Vancouver is held at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington (17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield WA 98642).

If you’re looking for another Dozer Day® near you, please click here.

What is the ideal age for Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® Vancouver has something for ALL ages!

Kids under 48 inches tall can hop into heavy construction equipment and operate machines guided by in-cab, experienced equipment operators.

For teens and adults – or kids over 48 inches tall – there are machines that can be operated solo. An experienced operator will be nearby to instruct and ensure safe operation.

In addition to big rigs, you’ll find awesome activities like the tire crawl and kids’ dig, fun contests, sponsor giveaways, and much more!

Do adults need tickets for entry?

Yes, everyone 2 years and older need a ticket for entry. All proceeds from the event benefit community and nonprofit organizations throughout the area. For a complete list of those who have benefitted from Dozer Day®, click here.

How much do Dozer Day® tickets and parking cost?

Pre-sale tickets for Dozer Day® are $15 for all guests over 2 years old.

Ticket prices increase to $20 if purchased at the event box office.

Everyone 2 years old and older needs a ticket for entry. Tickets are valid for one entry only.

Parking is $6 (cash or credit card).

Who do I contact if I have issues purchasing or receiving tickets?

Please email Afton Ticket Support at

Can we get a grant for Dozer Day® tickets?

Children’s nonprofit organizations may be eligible for free or reduced-price tickets.

Please email requests on non-profit letterhead along with IRS tax-exempt documentation to

Are Dozer Day® reservations refundable?

Tickets are NOT refundable or adjustable, but please be assured the donation benefits many great children’s charities. For a complete list of organizations that have benefitted from Dozer Day®, click here.

Are food options available at Dozer Day®?

Yes! We have a wide range of food and beverage vendors on-site during Dozer Day® Vancouver

Are animals allowed at Dozer Day®?

Only service animals are admitted for entry.

Who are the main sponsors for Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® is sponsored by many local businesses that are invested in our community. For information on becoming a sponsor or to see a detailed list of sponsors, please visit the sponsor page.

Can I volunteer to help at Dozer Day®?

Yes, we would be grateful to have you join the Dozer Day® Volunteer Team! Please visit our volunteer page for details.

Where did Dozer Day® Start?

The first “Dozer Day” was held in Wisconsin hosted by Halquist Stone and benefited local schools. In 2008 the Nutter Foundation acquired the rights to Dozer Day and trademarked the event. We now share Dozer Day® with partners throughout the United States. See our full list of Dozer Day® Event Partners here!