Car Show Comes Roaring Back, August 12, 9am-3pm
Classic car owners and enthusiasts are really tuning up for the 2018 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival because this year the Wheat Ridge High School Farmers Football and the WR Quarterback Club are partnering with the Carnation Festival for the first time to present the “Big Wheels on the Farm” car show fundraiser. The beautiful vehicles will roll in (loudly) on Sunday, August 12th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson Park (44th and Field St.) The display will showcase decades worth of American muscle, hotrods, exotics, classics 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 football team. (Registration fees support the program
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:
- Trick Truck
- Pre-war (1940 and older) hot rod
- Post-war (1941 – 1972) hot rod
- Contemporary (72 and newer)
- Stock Original (all years)
- Air-cooled VW/Porsche
- Best of Show
- Junior class (18 years old and younger)
* Subject to change
Do you have a specialty car that you would like to show off at the expanded car show this year? Entries are still open. Please complete the form on the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival website (thecarnationfestival.com) to submit. After registering and paying, the Big Wheels on the Farm committee will contact you with more details. The $30 (PRICE REDUCED!) registration fee is non-refundable. The first 50 cars pre-registered will receive a dash placard.
Wheat Ridge High School Football 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.
The Carnation Festival Car Show takes place Sunday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the heart of the festival grounds.
Car entries now open!
Do you have specialty cars that you want to show off at our expanded car show this year? The entry is now open. Please use the form on this page to submit your entry. We will contact you with more details.
Online registrations will be accepted until 12 noon Saturday. After that registrations will be taken onsite Sunday morning.
Entry for 2018 show is closed.