The Dream Ride Experience is a multi-day extravaganza featuring Dream Ride, Dream Cruise, Dream Concert, Dream Show featuring cars and motorcycles, and a Family Fun Zone all benefiting a worthy cause, the Special Olympics. The Dream Ride Experience is the signature event of The Hometown Foundation, Inc.
Over the years, The Dream Ride Experience has evolved into a year-long community commitment to celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics athletes. The Experience honors these men, women, and children living with intellectual disabilities in our communities and highlights their determination and willingness to persevere, overcome challenges, and shatter stereotypes. The Dream Ride Experience advocates for inclusion and building friendships among not only the athletes, but also the participants.
Thousands of motorcyclists and hundreds of engine enthusiasts venture to Farmington, Connecticut, all with the same goal of supporting Special Olympics. Participants have journeyed from across the United States and internationally to be a part of the dream. It is with their passion, that The Dream Ride Experience is a lasting, and growing event! Special Olympics athletes worldwide are given the opportunity to attend The Dream Ride Experience and treasure this lifelong memory. Many athletes make the trip not knowing what the weekend will hold; however, it’s fair to say this is where dreams come true!
The Dream Ride Experience has evolved into more than just a motorcycle ride and car show. The event also features a pet adoption center, delicious food, live entertainment and music, celebrity appearances, vendors, raffles, family fun, and so much more.
The Dream Ride Experience is proud to say that proceeds from the event are donated back to charity. In 2016, The Dream Ride Experience raised a record breaking amount of $1.5 million dollars for Special Olympics! To date, we are proud to announce that we’ve donated over $6.2 million to help Special Olympics! The Dream Ride Experience can continue to make dreams come true with the help of all the generous participants, sponsors, and donors.
Dream Ride Hours
Registration: 8:00am - 9:30am
Fees & Registration
Single Day tickets for Saturday include the option to drive in Dream Cruise, access to grounds on Saturday, live entertainment and buffet style dinner under the main tent - Firemen's Chili cook-Off, Police K-9 Challenge, Vendor Village, Pet Adoption Center, Unified Sports games, food trucks and the Family Fun Zone.
Sunday: an option to ride in the Dream Ride or enter a car or motorcycle in the Dream Show. You'll have access to the grounds all Sunday for live entertainment, buffet style lunch under the main tent, Vendor Village, Pet Adoption Center, Unified Sports games, food trucks and the Family Fun Zone.
Three Day Tickets
Includes Friday night Dream Ride Experience Kick-Off Party, admission to Dream Cruise, the option to ride in the Dream ride or enter a car or motorcycle in the Dream Show. You'll have access to the grounds Friday thru Sunday, the live entertainment and a buffet style dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Other events: Firemen Chili Cook-Off, Police K-9 Challenge, Vendor Village, Pet Adoption Center, Unified Sports game, food trucks and Family Fun Zone.
Includes everything listed previously + premium reserved parking and exclusive access to the Premier tent.