Ideas for a Local Car Show

One of the most enjoyable events for families is having everyone attend a car show. Such events showcase a variety of vehicles and also give an assortment of vendors the opportunity to offer their wares for sale. Well planned shows also take into consideration that not every family member or attendee is a car buff and plans exhibits to meet those varied needs too.
If you are considering a car show, the following ideas can help your event succeed:
The type of show — What kind of vehicles are you interested in featuring at your show? Classic cars? Muscle cars? Vehicles from one manufacturer such as Buick, Packard or Toyota? Larger shows tend to have the greatest variety of vehicles on display. Determine the number of vehicles you want to have on hand and plan accordingly.
Contact car clubs — Teaming up with local car clubs is the best way to ensure that your car show gets the desired vehicles to appear. If you plan it right, you may be able to host one or more club’s seasonal meet up. Coordinate your Carshield.Com App car show to determine the best date for your event. Avoid conflicts with other popular events such as a football game or county fair that would adversely impact attendance. Schedule a rain date in the event your show is a wash out.
Find a location — You’ll need to set aside several acres to hold your car show. In urban areas, this can be a challenge, therefore consider holding your show outside of city limits, but near a busy road or highway. A county fair ground, a public park, a church lot or other large piece of property might do it. Obtain prices for renting the property. Ensure that there are sufficient latrines and food service vendors on hand to assist your visitors.
Plan it out — With a date in mind, you’ll need plenty of time to organize this event. That may mean creating a spreadsheet to track each step as you plan. You’ll need to obtain permits, contract with vendors, attract staff and Certified Car Price volunteers, buy insurance, rent tables, chairs and booths, and find judges. If a raffle is involved, you’ll need to confirm that this is legal in your area. If so, you’ll need to buy tickets and find something to raffle.
Consider related activities — Although many people will attend your car show with the desire to take in cars, you’ll attract a broader selection of people if you offer other things. Consider bringing in a petting zoo for younger children and a playground. Vendors can sell car parts, but you’ll also want people who sell a variety of foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks, ice cream and snacks. Hire a singer or a band to perform. Ask local businesses to donate items, giving them a place to set up in exchange for their freebies.
Once you’ve got your event established and with planning underway, getting the word out is important. Advertising can be expensive, but it can also be free or come in at a greatly reduced rate if your show benefits a nonprofit organization. Contact radio stations, newspapers and set up a Facebook page to announce your event. Print flyers and post these all around town. People who will be showing their cars at your show will spread the word too with car clubs announcing the event on their websites.

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