The Dream Ride Experience - Benefiting Special Olympics


Cause Areas


Fri Aug 25, 2017 08:00 AM - Sun Aug 27, 2017 04:00 PM


152 Town Farm RdFarmington, CT 06032

With thousands of attendees at The Dream Ride Experience, our volunteer opportunities are endless!


Looking for a unique, fun volunteer opportunity? Get involved with The Dream Ride Experience! We are looking for eager, driven volunteers who have a passion for community service and making an impact on charitable causes.

The Dream Ride Experience is a volunteer-driven event and we are so grateful for the dedication and countless hours our volunteers donate to our event. We recognize that volunteers are the true backbone to event and make cannot thank you enough for all your efforts! Join us August 25th, August 26th and August 27th at the Farmington Polo Club in Farmington, CT for The Dream Ride Experience. Whether you want to work the morning shift, afternoon shift, or stay with us all day- we appreciate any donated time! We welcome all volunteers of all ages.

The Dream Ride Experience is more than just an event; it is a movement of making dreams come true. 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, 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 amongst 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.


Week Before Setup

Day-of Morning Setup

Family Fun Zone Attendant


Monster Truck Ride Attendant


Unified Fishing Tournament

Unified Yard Games

Dining Room Control

Overnight Setup

Family Fun Zone Assistant

Dream Cruise Assistant

Raffle Assistant

Lost and Found Booth

Monster Truck Ride Attendant

Sample Area Assistant

Ice Cream Scooper

Dream Show - Car Show Assistant

Dream Show - Motorcycle Show Assistant

Pet Adoption Area Assistant

*Please note that we will try to accommodate your volunteer position requests and do appreciate your patience with us as we firm up the logistics and event details.

Volunteer Benefits:
* Receive a Volunteer T-shirt at Day-of Volunteer Registration
* Gourmet Meal Depending on Volunteer Hours (Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch) and Refreshments are Provided for All Volunteers
* Earn Community Service Hours
* Making a difference in another’s life and in the community

Group Volunteer Opportunities:
Looking for an opportunity to engage companies, families, students, or teams in a fun team-building experience while giving back?
This volunteer weekend event is the prime opportunity for your organization. Register your group for The Dream Ride Experience and volunteer together. Please contact Kim Simone at if you wish to have a group volunteer together.


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 5
  • All day, afternoon, or morning shift
  • We are looking for eager, driven volunteers who have a passion for making a difference.

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