Arkansas’ car connoisseurs, collectors, and enthusiasts gather at the state’s many auto shows throughout the spring and summer for exciting events showcasing all types of unique automobiles from hot rods to motorcycles. These auto shows usually offer awards in a variety of classes and provide family-friendly activities, concessions, and raffles. The best auto shows in Arkansas showcase the most interesting and diverse autos and bring together communities with an appreciation for all things automotive.
The Piggott Heritage Car Show takes place each May in Heritage Park and features over 300 hot rods and antique cars. Held since 1998, this long-running annual show is a three-day event that includes live entertainment, special trophies and awards, a parade, breakfast, and ‘50s dance. Don’t miss out on this unique auto show!
For nearly 40 years, this Antique and Classic Car Show has been featuring unique antique and classic cars in all classes. Held near the ballfield of the beautiful Mammoth Spring State Park, this annual community event is free to attend and offers awards, door prizes, concessions, music, special edition t-shirts, and over 50 trophies for participants.
Held in April at Merritt Park, the Tri-County Cruizers Valley Antique Auto Club (VAAC) Car Show features all classes and years of cars, trucks, and motorcycles in a beautiful, shaded setting. There’s something for everyone at this car show including awards in 14 classes, kids’ activities, several food vendors, and live band music. Proceeds benefit the Dardanelle Senior Activity Center.
Held in June at Ward Nail Park, Mudtown Days Car Show welcomes a wide assortment of autos and provides awards across a variety of categories such as best motorcycle, truck, rat rod, muscle bar, teen entry, engine, interior, and much more. This outdoor car show is hosted by the MOARK Camaro Club and also provides door prizes, on-site food vendors, DJ music, raffles, and more.
The Cabot High Cruzers Car Show is an event for kids and by kids, benefiting scholarships and supporting families with kids with cancer. This annual car show takes place each April at the Cabot High School’s parking lot and showcases a large variety of vehicle classes. There’s many different classes and “best of” awards, plus items made and grown by students for sale.
German car enthusiasts gather at the Ozark Euro Rally each August to browse a wide array of Volkswagen automobiles and other German-manufactured vehicles. Held outside The Great Passion Play performing arts theater, this unique car show is free to spectate and offers raffles, trophies, food trucks, and a Volkswagen Parade through the downtown.
For good ol’ fashioned fun, head to the Heros and Hot Rods in the Ozarks event in May at the Holland Barn Venue. This exciting community event includes car, truck, and motorcycle show plus arts and craft fair, music, live auction, helicopter rides, veterans celebration, swap meet, and so much more. It’s a celebration of heroes and our freedoms in a family-friendly environment.
Hosted by the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the annual Cops, Cars and Burgers Car Truck and Bike Show takes place each April outside the First Baptist Church in Bentonville. There’s multiple classes of vehicles at this community event, which offers prizes, food and drinks, and music entertainment.
Chow down on some crawfish and chicken tenders at the Crawfish Boil & Car Show, held in April and the Goshen United Methodist Church. This free-admission car and bike show features a variety of classic cars and trucks, rat rods, muscle cars, and more. Trophies are awarded in the different categories.
There’s plenty of food, music, and family fun at the Shine Your Ride Car Show. Held each April at Troubadour Autos, this annual event welcomes a wide variety of autos including mopars, motorcycles, rat rods, jeeps, foreign, domestic, and much more. Proceeds from this car show benefit the Sunshine School.