Classic car show at Blue Ridge BBQ Festival

Published 5:31 pm Monday, June 4, 2012

The classic car show at last year’s Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival. (photo submitted by Brenda Bradshaw)

On Saturday, June 9, classic cars will return to the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon. These restored classic cars will be on display by their owners, all of whom will be hoping for prizes and trophies.
Dennis Nagle, who chairs the festival car show committee, said last year’s event, a first for the festival, was a big success. It drew approximately 120 cars, he said, and he expects this year to be even better.
Entry fee is only $20 per car and includes admission for two people.
The Carolina Classic Car Club (Spartanburg, S.C.) will host the event. Registration is from noon until 3 p.m., when judging begins. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Best of Show Car and Truck will be chosen, and trophies will be awarded 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.
If you have questions about displaying a car at the festival, contact the BBQ office at 828-859-7427.
The 19th Annual Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival will be held at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC, on June 8 and 9. It includes not only a cooking competition – sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society – and music (on two stages); but also a juried craft fair with up to 50 artists and crafters; 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 two “Hawg” Runs (motorcycle poker runs), one originating in Greenville and the other in Asheville, both ending at the Festival.
A special feature this year is free admission for everyone from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday only. Active duty military are always free with military ID. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing both days at 11 p.m.
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
– article submitted by Brenda Bradshaw

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