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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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Date & Time
Saturday, September 7, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10 per child ADULTS FREE
1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, il, 61705
In it’s 20th Year ‘Illinois Day of the Dozer’ Still Giving Kids the Ultimate Ride!

On Saturday, September 7th, kids will get the experience of a lifetime . . . a chance to see, ride, and drive heavy construction equipment! The event runs from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, IL.
In its 19 years, more than 15,000 kids have attended this one-of-a-kind event! On this day, the kids will be in the driver’s seat and operate dozers, excavators, and other heavy equipment with a professional operator at their side.
1 ticket gives admission to drive all machines, for the entirety of the event. No limit on individual machine rides. Admission also includes a souvenir ‘Hard hat’.
Additional construction equipment and emergency vehicles will be on site, plus the world’s largest sandbox and other kid-friendly activities. Food, refreshments, and souvenirs will be available. It’s a great day for good dirty fun!

Buy Tickets Here!

*There will be additional equipment this year to reduce the waiting time*

Proceeds will benefit the “Stay 4” Project®; a local initiative designed to address the high school drop-out crisis and help low-income students that demonstrate the ability to succeed yet are at risk of dropping out.

For more information go to, call 309-828-3406, or email