Car fans, these upcoming events are made for you! Whether you own a classic car or hot rod, or just love looking, you’ll want to put these two local shows on your calendar.
The 2015 Cruisin’ the Dam on Carlyle Lake will take place on Friday, August 14, and this year’s event proves to be bigger and better. Billed as the largest gathering of classic cars in the St. Louis area, you can expect to see all types of vehicles including classic cars, stock cars, drag cars and custom bikes. If you’re an owner, you can cruise along over the dam to the main event at Mariners Village. The family-friendly event, sponsored by Carl’s Four-Wheel Drive, is free for all. Besides lots of cool cars, you’ll find games, auctions, food, and vendors who will be happy to answer your questions.
2015 Cruisin’ the Dam
Friday, August 14, 2015
4:40 p.m., 1st Cruise departs Carl’s Four-Wheel Drive
5:30 p.m., Main Event at Mariners Village, Carlyle Lake
10:30 p.m., 2nd Cruise
Carl’s Four-Wheel Drive
1509 Carlyle Road, Bartelso
Head over to New Baden on the following weekend for the Fun in the Sun BBQ & Cruise-In Car Show on Saturday, August 22, 2015. This annual event is sponsored by the St. George/New Baden Knights of Columbus and is a favorite for classic car fans. All makes and models of cars are welcome to exhibit. The fun kicks off in New Baden’s Village Park at noon and continues through the afternoon with an awards presentation, raffles and music. You’ll find some tasty barbeque too, including pork steaks, brat patties and hot dogs. Sides of coleslaw and baked beans and a lineup of homemade desserts complete the menu. For those coming with families, the playground and park facilities will be available. Proceeds from the event will go to the Knights of Columbus Veterans and other worthwhile projects. Illinois Patriot Guard Riders and other Veterans organizations will be represented.
Fun in the Sun BBQ & Cruise-In Car Show
Saturday, August 22, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Village Park, 1103 E. Hanover Street, New Baden
Registration, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Exhibit, noon – 4:00 p.m.
Dash plaques and awards presentation, 3:00 p.m.
Raffles/50-50 raffle, 5:00 P.M.
This is a no alcohol event.
While we’re talking cars, be sure to take yours on a cruise through the area. It’s one of the prettiest times of year to check out our towns and county!