Car Show Comes Roaring Back, August 14, 9am-3pm

Carnation Festival Car Show

Classic car owners and enthusiasts are tuning up for the 2022 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival and “Big Wheels on the Farm” car show fundraiser. The car show benefits Wheat Ridge High School Clubs and Sports.


The beautiful vehicles will roll in (loudly) on Sunday, August 14th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson Park (44th and Field St.). The display will showcase decades worth of American muscle, hotrod, exotic, classic and vintage vehicles--all parked in the grassy area in the heart of festivities, surrounded by food trucks, vendors, the main stage and more. It’s a perfect combination for a day of family fun, while helping raise money for the high school programs. (Registration fees support the programs.)

There will be plenty to gawk over during contests among the different car classifications. To maintain the festival’s community spirit, the judging will be done by Wheat Ridge Community Service members. Custom-made trophies will be awarded in multiple categories including one for each car class, and a Best of Show award.

Whatever the classic/vintage car type, this show is sure to have a category for it. This year’s categories are*:

  1. Pre-1950 (stock)
  2. Pre-1950 (mod)
  3. Muscle Car
  4. 1950-1979 (no muscle car)
  5. 1980-2000
  6. 2001-Newer
  7. Motorcycles
  8. Best of Show

Do you have a specialty car that you would like to show off at the expanded car show this year? Entries are open. Please complete the form to the right to submit. After registering and paying, the Big Wheels on the Farm committee will contact you with more details. The registration fee is non-refundable. The first 50 cars pre-registered will receive a dash placard and guaranteed grass parking.

Wheat Ridge High School prides itself in giving back to the community and looks forward to the community enjoying extraordinary cars at the Big Wheels on the Farm car show.


* Subject to change

Online registrations will end at 12pm on Sat, August 13.

Car Show Entry Form

Online Car Show Entry is now closed. We are taking registrations onsite Sunday morning for $35.