Ratoberfest Car Show at Beacon Dragway

The 8th annual Ratoberfest is this weekend at Beacon Dragway, featuring Rat Rods and Hot Rods in a car and bike show welcoming all makes, years, and models.

The event on Saturday also features a swap meet, pinup contest, racing, burnout competitions, women’s shopping pavilion, cruising and food. Gates open Saturday at 7 am with admission $10 per person, regardless of why you're there (participant, vendor or spectator). Activities continue until awards are presented at 4:30 pm. Shopping in the "Ladies Room," along with a swap meet, raffles, and silent auction will take place throughout the day.

A pre-event cruise-in is set for Thursday at Calvert Drive-in for a one-night-only showing of "Smokey and the Bandit" at 7:30 pm. The drive-in opens at 4:30 pm and admission is $7 per person, with kids under 12 free. 

Campers and vendors can set up at Beacon Dragway on Friday.

Saturday's schedule:

7 am - 10 am - Gates open for entry and registration. Open cruising down and around the track will be allowed during this time.
11 am - 2 pm - Flag drops on the track
2 pm -              Pin-up contest (register anytime up to 1:45 pm)
Burnouts and burnout competition will start after the pin-up contest.
4:20 pm - Silent Auction ends, raffle and 50/50 drawing winners announced.
430 pm - Awards presentation and photos at Victory Lane

On the Net:

Ratoberfest Facebook page


Published 12:00 AM, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017
Updated 06:51 PM, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017

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