For the first time in history, the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Car and Motorcycle Shows were rained out! But don’t worry, you still have a chance to take home a trophy! Whether you turn the crank or the key to get here, you don’t want to miss out on the 29th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show and the 15th annual Motorcycle Show, both rescheduled for Sunday, October 2nd. Antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles are invited to be proudly displayed around Public Square in historic downtown Mount Vernon.
Registration for both shows takes place between 8:00 a.m. and Noon. Entry fee is $10. Vehicles that previously registered for the Dan Emmett Festival are not required to pay again.
Over 50 awards for the antique and classic vehicles will be presented at the awards ceremony. New this year is Motor Music at 1:00 p.m. Free event T-shirts and dash plaques will be given to the early registrants, and there will be the same 50/50 raffle as in previous years. The Car Show sponsor Donley Ford Lincoln of Mount Vernon will present the Best of Show Award. The event will be held on the Square and down South Main Street.
The 15th Annual Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Mid-Ohio Suzuki-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki is starting at Noon. Motorcycles of all makes and models are invited to the Show on the Square. There are five (5) classes of competition – Custom, Touring, Vintage (25 years and older), Trike, and Cruiser, will have the opportunity to participate in a judged show, with a special award for Best in Show.
If engines and paint jobs weren’t enough, live entertainment will be featured on the Square, with plenty of delicious food to keep you going . Food vendors serving at the Shows include the Exchange Club incredible 2” BBQ pork chops; Whit’s Frozen Custard, Cowgirls Cattle Company’s delicious chopped and shredded beef; and Jeph’s Barnyard Bundles featuring their mouth-watering BBQ ribs.
The rescheduled Car & Motorcycle Shows are being facilitated and presented jointly by the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival and the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information, call the CVB at (740) 392-6102 or email [email protected]