Dogwood Festival Car Show Rules & Regulations

  1. Maintaining the safety and integrity of the show is our number one priority. Any entrant found to be acting inappropriately, aggressive, or unsportsmanlike will be ejected from the car show immediately. Please be kind and treat all others with respect.

  2. Rules of Pre-Registration: Car Clubs must be pre-registered and cannot be registered on site. All pre-registration must be completed before April 15th. Pre-registered exhibitors should plan to arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. or risk losing your space. Pre-registration is $25 per exhibit and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  3. Rules of On Site Registration: Car Clubs cannot be registered on site. Sunday On-Site Registration is only available if space is available after pre-registration. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 26th, no exceptions. Day of registration is $35 and is also non-refundable and non-transferable.

  4. Competition Category Definitions:

    Classic – vehicle is 30-49 years old (1971 -1990)

    Antique – vehicle is 50+ years old (1970 or earlier)

    Custom – any age but must be customized in some manner (non-stock)

  5. The Owner/Exhibitor will classify their vehicle but it is subject to change by the judges if inappropriately classified.

  6. Exhibitor’s entry number must be clearly displayed on the driver’s side windshield to be judged.

  7. Car Show Awards will consist of winners in all classes in addition a LaFayette Ford People’s Choice Award, Kids Choice Award, City’s Choice Award, and Dogwood Festival Choice Award.

  8. Dash plaques will also be given to all entries.

  9. The winner of Best of Show is not eligible for other awards.

  10. Judges must have access to all areas of the show vehicle including trunk, interior and engine compartment.These areas must be open and visible to the judges.

  11. It is recommended that you are available at judging to address any questions presented by the judges. Judging will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and will continue until all exhibits are evaluated.

  12. The Car Show Judges decisions are final. Tie breakers will be made by the judges after a short evaluation and possible re-inspection.

  13. All vehicles must remain in the show area for the duration of the show (through 5:00 p.m.).

  14. WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT FOR AWARDS. The awards ceremony time will be determined by number of entries and will be announced at the end of judging. The ceremony is estimated to begin around 4 p.m.

  15. This is a Rain or Shine event.

Show Your Car (or Truck, or Motorcycle)

Join us for a Dogwood Festival favorite, our annual Car Show sponsored by Lafayette Ford! Last year we added Trucks, Motorcycles and Off Road vehicles PLUS we allow customs, classic and antique! So much variety that we are making our car show a TWO day show this year! This premier event will include awards, music, and activities for the kiddos to join in on all the fun.

Pre-Register Your Car, Truck or Motorcycle
Register HERE

Saturday will be all about the car clubs! Are you a member of a car club? Bring your group to the festival and we’ll park your cars (or trucks, or motorcycles) all together. You’ll be eligible for all of our club awards. It’s going to be so fun!

On Sunday, expect to see the same great display of all of the coolest rides around the Market House and the adjacent streets.

We invite you to show off your sweet ride! It’s your chance to park your vehicle for the Fayetteville Community to enjoy during the biggest festival that Fayetteville has to offer. Pre-registration guarantees your spot in the show. Make sure you sign up today!

Thank you to our sponsors.