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Event Dates: September 8, 2017 - September 9, 2017 Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Eureka Springs Antique Auto Festival Moves to Great Passion Play Grounds for 2017
Expectations for increased show entrants and visitors requires larger venue
Eureka Springs, AR. (Jan. 9, 2017) – The 47th Annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival will move from it’s former location at Pine Mountain Village to the grounds of The Great Passion Play based on plans to dramatically increase the number of entrants for the event scheduled September 8 and 9, 2017.
In addition to the venue change, the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is planning other improvements for the festival, including new event organizers, a panel of professional judges, additional sponsors and more vendors.
Event organizers hope to dramatically increase the number of entries from 150 cars to 500 with expanded marketing support and the addition of new car clubs and collectors. The festival will continue to feature a parade of autos through downtown Eureka Springs as part of the Great Bank Robbery re-enactment held annually for over thirty years.
“We are excited about all the improvements planned for the 2017 Antique Automobile Festival, which has drawn thousands of visitors to Eureka Springs over the years,” said Tammy Thurow, President of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. “The new venue will alleviate parking problems we’ve had at past events while providing much larger display space so we can attract more cars,” added Thurow.
Early registration will be available on Friday September 8 from 3 to 5 pm at the Great Passion Play. Festival starts at 8 a.m. on September 9 and features a variety of vendors and photo opportunities. Judging will start at 9 a.m. and winners announced at 3 p.m. The Great Bank Robbery and parade will start at 4 p.m. Car entry fee is $25, vendor space $50, and entry forms are available at http://www.eurekaspringschamber.com/events/details/47th-annual-antique-automobile-festival-434. Entry deadline is August 26.
The Great Passion Play is located at 935 Passion Play Road, admission to the Statue is free to the public with donations accepted to the non-profit. RV and camp sites available on-site. For more information, visit or call the Chamber of Commerce at (479) 253-8737.
For more information about the event, visit www.Antiqueautofest.com, contact Jessica Wheeless – [email protected] or call (479) 253-8737. You can also visit www.eurekaspringschamber.com and click on events.
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with 40 member businesses and organizations. The mission of the Chamber is to foster business and cultural growth of the community, contribute to the quality of life, promote tourism and enrich economic vitality through positive leadership, creating an active network of support and collaboration.