If you're looking for something fun to do with the whole family next weekend, be sure to put the Cruis'in In Coatesville car show on your calendar. This small-town festival screams Americana especially on this special weekend each year.
If you have never been, here are five reasons you'll want to attend the July 16 event:
Last year, 86 vehicles lined the streets of downtown Coatesville, but since there aren't any competing shows in the area this year, organizers say there could be up to 200 vehicles in the 2016 show.
It's not too late to register. In fact, registration is open up to the day of the show. Cost is $20, or $15 with a food donation. The show is open to all years, makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, boats, helicopters, race cars, tanks; you name it.
To register, click here. Admission is free for spectators.
The Dash Plaques and Trophies
Event organizer Steve Schultz spends months creating handmade dash plaques and trophies. The first 80 people to register will receive a dash plaque.
Plus, each year the Top 25 winners receive a trophy that features the fan choice winner from the previous year. And new this year, the top 3 winners of the car show BINGO game will also receive a trophy. So even if you don't have a vehicle to enter, you can still walk away with a trophy.
The Coatsville Fire Department will serve breakfast before the event from 7-10 a.m., and the Coatesville Downtown Revitalization Committee will grill hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and ribeyes for purchase during the event. Cinnamon Girls Cafe & Bakery also will give out free cinnamon rolls. Yum!
In addition to the car show, there will be many other activities to enjoy. A bounce house will be there for the kids, the Pacers Fan Van will make an appearance and downtown shops will be open. And as I mentioned before, this year is the first year attendees can play car show BINGO.
The Live Music
Rock and roll band Pack of Chihuahuas will be on stage during the show. If you're a fan of classic rock bands like Journey, Bob Seger or Tom Petty, you'll want to check them out.
Cruis'in In Coatesville
- Date: July 16
- Rain Date: July 23
- Time: Registration, 9 a.m.; Car Show, 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.; Awards, 1:45 p.m.
- Location: Downtown Coatesville, Indiana