The Leeds Downtown Folk Festival will feature an antique car show for the third year. The festival has brought Birmingham car clubs, car buffs and curious festival attendees together for the past two years; this year’s show will include several clubs bringing their best cars and the inclusion of a new custom truck club.
Between 25 and 50 cars and trucks ranging from 1981 models to models from the 1950s and older are expected at the car show. Most of the cars will be originals.
This year’s antique car show is set for Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will include a judged competition in which cars will compete in four categories, including best of show, best antique, best original and a new category – best custom truck.
Anyone wishing to enter a pre-1981-model car in the festival’s antique car show can use the registration form at leedsfolkfestival.org. The non-refundable fee is $15, and the show will take place, rain or shine.
In addition to the car show, the fifth Leeds Downtown Folk Festival and John Henry Celebration will feature a juried art show and sale, live entertainment, lots of activities for kids, ethnic and regional food and more. A second-annual symposium about John Henry, steel drivin’ man and local legend, will be a part of this year’s event.
The festival will take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Festival admission and parking are free.
For more information about the festival, call 205-699-1892 or visit www.leedsfolkfestival.org.