50+ Car Shows in Northeast Wisconsin to add to your Calendar!

Northeast Wisconsin Car Shows

Want to take a step back in time this summer? Check out some of the old car shows in Wisconsin!!  See some of the great vintage/classic cars from simpler days when there were no back-up cameras, remote start or GPS. Most of the car shows on our list to enter as a spectator is free or very low cost. Your typical car show is a fun atmosphere with food and drinks for purchase and music but other extra additions to some shows are vendors selling crafts/baked goods, swap meets, raffles to raise money for charities to win cash/prizes, contests and local bands. Look for a select few on our list that have airplanes and motorcycles as well along with potential meet and greets of celebrities such as Former Packer Players, Race Car drivers, and Actors/TV personalities! At certain shows, you could even enter for a chance to win your very own classic car! A lot of the car shows are during the weekend but there are also a few that are during the week so check out our list and see if you can make it out. See some history and have some fun!! Below are dates, times, location, admission, and other good information to know before you go. 

*Please note for those actually entering a car at the shows there may be a separate entry fee.

Car Show Tips

  • Ask Questions 
    The people that have brought their cars to a show love them! They’ve worked hard on them and are happy to chat with you about their vehicle.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes
    There’s often a lot of walking involved in visiting a car show. Wear shoes that you’re going to be happy in all day. Make sure the kids do also because nothing kills fun faster than kids whining about their feet.
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself
    As mentioned above, the people showing cars love them and have worked hard to get them ready to show. Remember the lessons of Kindergarten and resist touching the shiny parts. And, remind your kids too!
  • Keep Track of What Your Kids Are Up To
    With all of the cool cars around and so many things to look at, it can be easy to get distracted. Keep a close eye on the kids, because as tempting as the shiny parts and sparkling paint are for us to touch (or is that just me?) it is tenfold for kids.
  • Bring a Stroller or Wagon
    Related to the comfortable shoes, your time at a car show will likely be more fun with somewhere for a tired kid to catch a little break. But, keep them at a distance from the cars.
  • Food and Drinks
    Some shows have concessions or food trucks around, so you’ll want to have cash handy. You also might pack snacks for a picnic if you’ll be at a larger show for a large part of the day. In any case, keep kids snacking and drinking separately from car viewing.
Northeast Wisconsin Car Shows

May 2021 Car Shows

American Antiques and Jewelry Car Show

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021: 10 am – 2 pm
  • American Antiques and Jewelry, 2545 W Mason Street, Green Bay
  • Admission: FREE  
  • Food and Music
  • Launches Expansion of American Antiques new showroom
  • Offering special deals day that day in-store

13th Annual Freedom High School Car Show 

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021: 9 am – 2 pm
  • Freedom High School, N4021 County E Freedom
  • Admission: FREE
  • Hosted by the Freedom High School Auto Club. All makes and Models Welcome!

1st Annual Grand Opening Procar & Autopro Car Show 

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021: 8 am – 3 pm
    • Rain Date Saturday, May 8, 2021 
  • 325 VanBuren Street, Oconto Falls
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food Truck selling “Smash Burgers” 
  • Selling Pro Car Stickers Hats and Shirts
  • Wash Stall to clean off UTVs and Vehicles
  • Donations welcome for NWTC Auto Student Department

Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show

  • Wednesday, May 5 – May 9, 2021: 3 – 9 pm, then 10 am – 9 pm Thursday – Sunday
  • Fairgrounds Wisconsin State Park, 8200 W Greenfield West Allis
  • Admission: $12 at the door per person $10 when you buy online and Senior Discounts 
    • Sunday is Family Day with FREE admission
    • Parking is $6 a vehicle and $3 per motorcycle
  • Racecar Driver “Al Unser Jr.” will have a meet and greet with fans, sign autographs, and pose for photos Saturday, May 8th from 1-5 pm, Thursday is “Sip and Savor” with 30 Craft Brewers for a fee

Take Back The Ave Cruise 

  • Friday, May 7, 2021: 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Downtown College Avenue Appleton 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Hosted By Atomic Armadillo Metal Fab
  • Old Fashioned Cruise you can see cars driving up and down the Ave during those hours

Crazy 8’s Bar Vintage Car Show 

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021: 8 am – 7 pm
  • 18614 Tish Mills Road
  • Admission: FREE  
  • Trophies awarded at 3:30 pm
  • Band from 1 – 5 pm
  • Food and Refreshments all day!
  • 21 and up can hang out at the bar after the show!

June 2021 Car Shows 

Krusin Klassics 35th Annual Fun Run, Car Show and Swap Meet 

  • Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2021: Gates open at 7 am
  • Escanaba State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba Michigan
  • Admission: $5 a person each day
  • Includes Dance with Where’s Gary Band Friday night
  • Food, beverages, music, prizes.
  • Grand prize is a 1971 Chevrolet NOVA RALLY 350

Allouez Fest Car Show 

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • Green Isle Park, 900 Green Ave, Allouez
  • Admission: $2.00 donation at gate
  • All makes models and years welcome
  • Food, Refreshments, Kids games, Remote Control Car Demo, DJ music 
  • Trophies and Fundraiser

Gilbert Brown Foundation Car Show at Wilderness Campground

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: 10 am-3 pm (Fathers Day weekend!) 
  • Wilderness Campground, N1499 State Highway 22, Montello
  • Admission: FREE  
  • The GBF Foundation provides funds for Camp Sunshine – Kids with Cancer, Gilbert Browns All-Pro Football Camp, Free Milwaukee Skills Camp Offered for Kids Ages 8-17, the Make a Wish Foundation, Mark Tauscher’s Tri-Fecta Foundation, and the High School Scholarship Program.
  • Food & Beverage Tent 
  • Montello’s own award-winning BBQ stand with profits donated to the Gilbert Brown Foundation.
  •  Raffle Items & 50/50 Raffle
  • For a $25 dollar donation take a picture with Gilbert Brown or former Packer Player and Your Car or Self, plus Fundraising Games With former Green Bay Packers!

47th Annual Back to the 50’s Car Show (Worth the Drive!)

  • Friday, June 18 – Saturday 19, 2021: 8 am – 10 pm; Sunday 20, 2021: 6 am – 3 pm 
  • Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Admission: $12 Per Adult – Kids 15 and under Free with paid adult
  • Voted “Best Car Show” in 2019 by USA Today with 11,345 Cars shown
  • Live Music Friday and Saturday
  • Free Park and Ride Saturday 
  • Over 100 Craft booths selling merchandise

4th Annual Summer Knights Car & Bike Show

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: 8 am – 5 pm
  • W4232 County Road A, Tomahawk
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food and Music
  • Vote for your favorite car for the recipient to win a “Mystery Trophy” 
  • Fundraiser for Lincoln County Humane Society 

4th Annual Cars and Guitars Show 

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: 8 am-2 pm
  •  400 Block of South Washington, Green Bay
  • Admission: FREE
  • Family Friendly 
  • Face Painting 
  • Food, Live Music from Johnny Wad, Car rides
  • Non-perishable food items being collected for the NEW Community Shelter

CIOFA Annual Algoma Car Show 

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: 8 am – 3 pm
  • Steele Street, Algoma
  • Admission: FREE
  • Enjoy food, drink, music  
  • Special Armed Forces Day salute by local service veterans.

30th Rods-N-Relics Car Show

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: 9 am – 2:30 pm
  • 2020 South Green Bay Road, Grafton
  • Admission: FREE
  • Live Bands
  • Food – Soda – Beer
  • Fundraising to provide tools for local high school and auto school classes

Les Stumpf Ford 40th Annual Car Show

  • Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2021: 8 am – 2 pm
  • 3030 W College Ave, Appleton (Les Stumpf Ford) 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Come see some great Ford Vehicles 
  • Food, DJ and Make Wish Foundation Raffle
  • Celebrating 100 years of service in Appleton 

Waterfront Bar & Grill Annual Car Show

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021:  7:30 am – 5 pm (Rain Date: June 26, 2021) 
  • 215 N Main St, Kewaunee
  • Admission: FREE
  • Outdoor Food/Drinks
  • 920-388-0505

Northern Roundup MC Festival

  • Friday, June 25 – Saturday 26, 2021: All day/night long!!
  • N5890 County Rd H, Gleason (MC Festival Grounds) 
  • Admission: Weekend Passes: $25, Friday Day Pass: $10, Saturday Day Pass: $15
    • Kids under 12: FREE 
  • 1950’s style pinup contest
  • Motor Bike Races/Flame thrower contest
  • 6 Live Bands
  • Raffles – Raffle Car Is A 1960 Pontiac Catalina

3rd Annual Out-A-Site Drags 

  • Friday, June 25 and Saturday 26, 2021: 9 am – 10 pm
  • 18411 1st Street, Union Grove
  • Admission: Adults: $20, Kids Ages 10-15: $10, Kids 9 and under: FREE
  • Part of admission price goes towards “Christmas with the Vets” cause
  • Racing starts at noon
  • Oldest Continuously Operating Drag Strip in America
  • Food and Refreshments 

St. Mary’s Memorial Food Pantry Car, Bike & Antique Tractor Show 

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021: 9 am – 3 pm (Rain Date: June 27, 2021)
  • Downtown Lyons in Lyons, Wisconsin (White River Trail Courtyard) 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food and Music
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • All proceeds go to support St. Mary’s Memorial Food Pantry

Kenosha Car Club Cruise In

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • Fireside, 2801 30th Ave, Kenosha
  • Admission: FREE 
  • Accepting donations to benefit Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin
  • Food and Drinks
  • Goodie Bags

Calumet County VFW 20th Century Car, Truck and Bike Show  

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021: 8 am – 2:30 pm 
  • Hobart Park, Chilton 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Rain or Shine
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Fundraiser to help widows and orphans of deceased Veterans. 

Central Wisconsin Auto Collectors 39th Annual Benefit Car Show 

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Brennand Airport, 3282 Breezewood Lane, Neenah
  • Admission: FREE
  • Very Family Friendly
  • DJ-Sizzlin’ Sonny’s Rockin’ Roadshow with Hula Hoop Contest 
  • 50/50 Raffle Cash Drawing and Door Prizes all day to benefit local charities 
  • Food and Beverages
  • Airplanes on Display
  • Swap and Flea Market

Celebrate Wapan Car Show 6th Annual

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021: 8 am – 4 pm 
  • 300 N Forest Street
    • Harris Mill Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • Door Prizes
  • Food Drink and Music
  • Shade available with a great view of Rock River

Car and Vendor Show at Riverside Ballroom

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St, Green Bay
  • Admission: $2.00 a person
  • Food Trucks 
  • Variety of Vendors selling goods inside

July 2021 Car Shows

Tony’s Hot Rod Shop Car Show and 4th of July Celebration

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021: Starts at 12 pm and goes all day/night
  • W10532 Hwy Y
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food, fun, and fireworks

Iola Swap Meet & Car Show 49th Annual

  • Thursday, July 8 – Saturday 10, 2021: 9 am – 9 pm 
  • 350 Chrome Place, Iola
  • Admission: Guests are encouraged to purchase online rather than at the gate. Online Daily $15.00, 3 Day Pass is  $28.00, At the Gate is $20 Per guest Daily and $30 for a 3 Day pass – Ages 12 and under are free.  
  • One of the Largest Car Shows in America with many unique cars
  • Special Appearances by celebrities including  “Greg Brady” actor Barry Williams
  • Food and Drinks 
  • Concerts/Live Music 

Kewaunee Car/Motorcycle Show

  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: 8 am – 5 pm (Rain date July 11, 2021)
  • 216 Ellis Street Kewaunee
    • In front of Kewaunee Bowl and Blue Door 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food and Fun
  • See some cars and chill with lots of Coors/Coors Light Beer available for purchase

Ninos 17th Annual Car Show for the Red White and Troops

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • 7805 South Loomis Road, Wind Lake
  • Admission: FREE
  • Silent Auctions, Raffles, 50/50 raffle
  • Bar Food/Drink (No carry-ins please)

Car Show Name Paperfest Car and Motorcycle Show (Postponed) 

  • Saturday, July 17, 2021: 8 am – 12:30 pm
  • Memorial Park Combined Locks
  • Admission: FREE
  • Great food, drinks, and live music
  • Check out Paperfest Carnival Rides and Hot Air Balloon Glow

Appleton Auto Show & Swap Meet at Pierce Park

  • Sunday, July 18, 2021: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Pierce Park, 1035 W Prospect Ave Appleton
  • Admission: FREE
  • Largest Free Car Show in the Valley with over 1,000 plus cars from 1991 and older
  • Numerous food and beverage stands in the park
  • Music 

Wisconsin’s Largest Food Truck Rally and Car Show

  • Saturday, July 24, 2021: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Waupaca Fairgrounds, 602 South St, Weyauwega
  • Admission: $1 per person or $2 per family
  • All proceeds from admission goes to support  Waupaca Canine Society 
  • Food Trucks and other vendors

36th Annual Summer Elkhorn Swap Meet & Car Show 

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday, August 31, 2021: 8 am – 3pm
  • Fairgrounds, 411 East Court Street, Elkhorn
  • Admission: $7 per adult in the vehicle. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
  • There is a great selection of food stands available on the fairgrounds
  • This Swap Meet is a great place for vendors to sell or buy their cars, car parts, and car accessories!

August 2021 Car Shows

Kiwanis Car, Motorcycle, & Vintage Camper Show

  • Sunday, August 8, 2021: 10 am – 4 pm 
  • Washington Park, 1101 Washington St, Manitowoc
  • Admission: FREE
  • Vendors will be on hand to provide a wide selection of food, beverages, and treats. 
  • Funds raised will help children in the area in need
  • Theme car this year: Chevrolet Nova

North Star Cars and Handlebars

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021: 8 am – 3 pm
  • North Star Casino, W12180 County Road A , Bowler
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food Trucks, DJ, Flea Market
  • Reserve your tickets for Jay Leno rescheduled for next years show in 2022

Symco Hotrod & Kustom Weekender 

  • Thursday, August 12, Friday, August 13, and Saturday, 14, 2021: 9 am – 1 am  
  • Union Thresheree Grounds, E6361 WI-22, Manawa
  • Admission: Wristband required for 14 and younger Prepay online to save!!Online $20 for a 3-day wristband or daily at the gate Thursday $5  Friday $15 Saturday $20 
    • Kids 14 and under free with paying adult
  • Food soda and beer
  • 20 plus live Bands from all over the world! Germany, Spain, the U.K and more!
  • Free mini bike drawing at 3:00 Saturday for kids 15 and younger; must be present to win
  • Raffling off a Vintage vehicle for Charity TBD (Manua Area Freedom Veterans Park) 

Belly Bumper Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

  • Sunday, August 22, 2021: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Eaton Town Hall, 3063 South County T (Hwy 29 East)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Belly Dancer Show, Hula Hoop Contest, Music by a DJ, Door Prizes 
  • Funds raised for Golden House Domestic Abuse Program and Shelter

September 2021 Car Shows

Gateway for Veterans 3rd Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021:  8 am – 2 pm
  • HWY 141, Crivitz
  • Admission: FREE
  • Music, Food, Raffles, 50/50
  • All proceeds going towards Veterans 
  • Honoring Heros from 9/11 from 20 years ago

Patrick’s Vintage Automotive Classic Car Show

  • Saturday, September 11th, 2021: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Antique Mall of Greater Green Bay, 358 Mid Valley Drive De Pere
  • Admission: FREE
  • Music Provided
  • Prizes for best time period dress/costume

Oconto Elks Fly-In

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Oconto Airport, 2983 Airport Road – Oconto
  • Admission: FREE
  • Classic cars, tractors, and airplanes on display
  • Veterans’ ceremony will start at 10:00 am. There will also be a military encampment on display.
  • The Northern Aces RC will have their planes flying throughout the day
  • Enjoy the music, great food, and shopping at all the craft vendors!  
  • Free parking! 

Adventist Junior Academy Car Show

  • Sunday, September 19, 2021: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Adventist Academy, 1422 Shawano Ave Green Bay
  • Admission: FREE
  • Food, fun, silent auction, and bake sale
  • All proceeds help out the Academy
  • There will be a Kids Choice award! Kids get to vote for their favorite car on display that day

Octoberfest & License To Cruise

  • Friday, September 24, 2021: 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Downtown College Avenue, Appleton 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Classic Cars displayed up and down the avenue
  • Music, bands, and DJs
  • Over 100 Food Vendors
  • Octoberfest festivities carry into the next day on Saturday

44th annual Fall Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Show!

  • Friday, September 24, 2021: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, September 25. 2021: 6 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021: 6 am – 3 pm
  • Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 North Jackson Avenue – Jefferson
  • Admission: $10 a day kids under 12 free with paying adult $5 for parking on fairgrounds
  • Food and Music
  • Trucks are being highlighted this year

October 2021 Car Shows

Banana Peeler Rat Rod & Traditional Hot Rod Show

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021: 10 am-4 pm
  • 3927 Lily Lake Road, Green Bay 
  • Admission: FREE
  • Banana Seat Bicycles featured
  • Excellent Raffle Prizes
  • Great Food 
  • Exclusive Kids Hot Wheels Play area
  • 100% proceeds go to charity

Weekly Car-Show-Off Gatherings, May-October, 2021

  • Tuesdays: Shake-A-Burger (Rev’s music on 1st & 3rd Tuesday) Main Street, Oconto
  • Wednesdays: A&W Duck Creek (Velp Ave in Howard) 4 pm – dark
  • Thursdays: Mountain Bay Plaza, Hwy 32, Pulaski 4 pm – 7 pm (Jun 17 thru Sep 16)
  • Saturdays: Jack Stand Racin’ Car Club: Antique Up Parking Lot, Church Street, Stevens Point (Saturdays Memorial Day Through Labor Day) 5 pm til dark

Visit Wisconsin Hotrod Radio for updates and other great car shows that are not our list!!

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