Classic Car Show at Blue Ridge BBQ Festival

6th Annual Classic Car Show at Blue Ridge BBQ Festival

On Saturday, June 11, as many as 200 beautifully restored classic cars and trucks are expected to fill the soccer field at Harmon Field during the annual Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival. Proud owners will have the opportunity to show off their restoration handiwork to thousands of Festival guests, who each year come to re-live scenes from their younger days or, perhaps, imagine a grandpop in his younger days when these vehicles were all the vogue. In the late afternoon, prizes and trophies will be awarded, based on participant voting in several categories including Best of Show – Car and Truck.

Dennis Nagle, chairman of the Festival Car Show Committee, said this event draws such a large number of entries because the car owners enjoy coming to the Festival. “This is an outing their families love, because there is so much to do all day and into the night.”

Entry fee is only $20 per car and includes admission to the Festival for two people—there is no admission fee for children 12 and under.

The Classic Car Show is sponsored by First Citizens Bank and hosted by The Carolina Classic Car Club (Spartanburg, SC). Registration is from 10 am until 1 pm. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which begins around 5pm. Best of Show Car and Truck will be chosen, and trophies will be award to the top 20 cars and trucks (plus GM, FOMOCO, MOPAR and Non Big 3). There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

Download a registration/information form at If you have questions about displaying a car at the Festival, contact the BBQ Office, at 828-859-7427.

The 23nd Annual Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival will be held at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC, on June 10 and 11. It includes not only a cooking competition--sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society--and great music on two stages; but also a juried craft fair with up to 50 crafters displaying, demonstrating and selling their art; carnival rides and games for kids of all ages; interesting and informative sponsor displays and, of course, some of the best food to be had anywhere. Saturday’s special events include the Classic Car Show and a “Hawg” Run (motorcycle poker run) originating in Greenville and ending at the Festival. And, last but not least, a grand finale Fireworks display on Saturday night.

A special feature again this year is FREE ADMISSION for everyone from 10am until 2pm on FRIDAY ONLY. Guests get in free and stay all day if they wish. Residents of Polk County and Landrum (zip code 29356) get in free ALL DAY on FRIDAY. Other times, tickets are $8 at the gate, with kids 12 and under always free with a paying adult. Active duty military are also ALWAYS free with military ID. Gates open at 10 am and close at 11 pm both days.

The Festival is operated each year by the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds help support Chamber operations, and additional funds go to the Carolina Foothills Chamber Foundation to be returned to the community through distributions to a variety of charitable and civic programs and projects throughout the county. For further information, call the Festival office at 828-859-RIBS (7427) or visit ## # #

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