50+ Wisconsin Car Shows for Summer 2022—and beyond!

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 backup cameras, remote start, or GPS.

Your typical car show is a fun atmosphere with food and drinks for purchase and music but other additions to some shows include vendors selling crafts and baked goods, swap meets, raffles to raise money for charities to win cash and prizes, contests, and local bands.

There are some shows that have extra fun features. Look for a select few shows on our list that have airplanes and motorcycles as well. Some have potential meet and greets of celebrities such as former Green Bay Packers players, race car drivers, and actors and TV personalities. At certain shows, you could even enter for a chance to win your very own classic car!

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.

Tips for Visiting Car Shows With Kids

  • 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

April 2022 Car Shows

45th Annual Spring Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Show!

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022: 6 am – 5 pm 
  • Sunday, September 24, 2022: 6 am – 3 pm
  • Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI
  • 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
  • Please no pets

May 2022 Car Show

34th Annual NWTC Auto Club Car Show

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay Campus, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay
  • Admission: $4 per person ($1 off with non-perishable food item)
    • Seniors and Kids under 12:  Free
  • First big car show of the season in Eastern Wisconsin with typically over 1,000 cars!
  • Music
  • Food and refreshments 

Take Back The Ave Cruise 

  • Friday, May 6, 2022: 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

American Antiques and Jewelry Car Show

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022: 10 am – 2 pm
  • American Antiques and Jewelry, 2545 West Mason Street, Green Bay
  • Admission: Free  
  • Food and Music
  • Prizes/Giveaways
  • Offering special deals day that day in-store

14th Annual Freedom High School Car Show 

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022: 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!
  • Registration for vehicles is at 7 am 
  • Food, music, and lots of family fun!

2nd Annual Grand Opening Procar & Autopro Car Show 

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022: 9 am-2 pm 
  • Heritage Auto Center, 325 VanBuren Street, Oconto Falls
  • Admission: Free
  • Food Truck selling “Smash Burgers” 
  • Selling Pro Car Stickers Hats and Shirts
  • Music 

Crazy 8’s Bar Vintage Car Show 

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022: 8 am – 7 pm
  • Crazy 8’s Bar, 18614 Tish Mills Road, Denmark  
  • Admission: Free  
  • Live music
  • Food and refreshments all day
  • 21 and up can hang out at the bar after the show!

June 2022 Car Shows 

Krusin Klassics 36th Annual Fun Run, Car Show, and Swap Meet 

  • Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4, 2022:  Gates open Saturday @ 8:00 am
  • Escanaba State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Ave, N, Escanaba, MI
  • Admission: $5 (Includes Button) for both days
  • Includes Dance with The Grand Design Band
  • Food, beverages, music 
  • Raffles and prizes
  • Grand prize is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and to a Fun Run Participant winner a 1992 Corvette 
  • krusinklassics.net 

Sheryl’s Club 175 1st Annual Car Show

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022: 11 am -3 pm
  • Escanaba State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba, MI
  • Admission: Free
  • All Food and Refreshments
  • Music
  • Raffles/Prizes
  • Family Friendly

37th Annual Allouez Fest Picnic and Car Show 

  • Sunday, June 12,  2022: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • Green Isle Park, 900 Green Avenue, Allouez WI
  • Admission: FREE with $2.00 Suggested Donation  
  • All makes models and years welcome
  • Food, Refreshments, Music (DJ)  
  • Kids games, bounce houses, face painting, remote control car demo 
  • Trophies and Fundraiser
  • All proceeds go to fun youth activities. 

48th Annual Back to the 50s Car Show

  • Friday, June 17 – Saturday, June 18, 2022: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday 19, 2022: 6 am-3 pm 
  • Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN
  • Admission: $15 Per Adult-  Kids 15 and under free with paid adult
    • Cash only!
  • 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

Gilbert Brown Foundation Car Show at Wilderness Campground

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022: 10 am – 3 pm
    • Father’s Day Weekend
  • Wilderness Campground, N1499 State Highway 22, Montello, WI
  • 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 
  • Raffle Items & 50/50 Raffle
  • For a $25 dollar donation take a picture with Gilbert Brown or a former Packer Player and Your Car or Self, plus Fundraising Games With former Green Bay Packers!

5th Annual Summer Knights Car & Bike Show

  • Postponed til 2023
  • W4232 County Road A. Tomahawk WI
  • Admission: Free next year details TBD

5th Annual Cars and Guitars Show 

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022: 8 am – 2 pm
    • Father’s Day Weekend!
  •  Hosted by The Automobile Gallery
    • 400 South Washington Street, Green Bay
  • Admission: Free 
  • Family Friendly 
  • Face painting, lawn games.
  • Food and Live Music 9:30 am – 2 pm
  • Non-perishable food items being collected for Paul’s Pantry.

CIOFA Annual Algoma Car Show 

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022: 8 am – 3 pm
    • Fathers Day weekend! 
  • Steele Street, Algoma Wisconsin
  • Admission: Free
  • Enjoy food, drink, and music.  

31st Rods-n-Relics Car Show

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022: 9 am – 2:30 pm
    • Fathers Day Weekend! 
  • Lime Kiln Park, 2020 Green Bay Road, Grafton, WI
  • Admission: Free 
  • Music by DJ
  • Food, soda, and beer.
  • Raffles
  • Fundraising to provide tools for local high school and auto school classes.

Les Stumpf Ford 41st Annual Car Show

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022: 8 am – 2 pm
    • Father’s Day!
  • Les Stumpf Ford, 3030 W College Ave, Appleton, WI
  • Admission: Free
  • Come see some great Ford Vehicles! 
  • Food
  • Music by DJ
  • Make Wish Foundation Raffle

Waterfront Bar & Grill Annual Car Show

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022: 11 am  
    • Father’s Day
  • Waterfront Bar & Grill, 215 North Main Street, Kewaunee, WI
  • Admission: Free
  • Outdoor food and drinks
  • Music by DJ

41st Annual British Car Field Day 

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022: 9 am – 3 pm  
    • Father’s Day
    • Rain or Shine
  • Sussex Village Park, W244N6125 Weaver Drive, Sussex, WI
  • Admission: $2 for Adults
  • Refreshments will be available on the grounds from the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Proceeds for this event benefit Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee and the Boy Scouts of America
  • Wisconsin’s Largest All–British Car and Motorcycle Show!

Northern Roundup Vintage Weekend

  • Friday, June 23 – Saturday 25, 2022: All day/night long!
  • MC Festival Grounds, N5890 County Road H, Gleason, WI
  • Admission: Weekend Passes $25 | Friday only $10 | Saturday only $15
    • Kids under 12 free
  • 7 bands including two national acts: The Rocketz and Wayne Hancock
  • Food Trucks
  • Pin-up Contest
  • Mini Bike Races
  • Raffles and Auctions
  • Register in advance for camping for an additional fee.

3rd Annual Out-A-Site Drags 

  • Friday, June 24 and Saturday 25, 2022: 9 am – 10 pm
  • 18411 1st Street, Union Grove, WI
  • Admission: Adults $20 | Kids 10 – 15 $10 | Kids 9 and under free
  • Racing starts at noon.
  • Oldest continuously operating drag strip in America!
  • Food and Refreshments 

St. Mary’s Memorial Food Pantry Car and Motorcycle Show 

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022: 9 am – 2 pm
    • Rain Date: June 26, 2022
  • White River Trail Courtyard, Downtown Lyons, Lyons, WI
  • Admission: Free
  • Food and Music
  • 50/50 Raffle, 5 Grand Prizes, and other prizes awarded throughout the day.
  • All proceeds go to support St. Mary’s Memorial Food Pantry.
  • Voted “Best Little Car Show” in Wisconsin by Hot Rod Radio.

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

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022: 8 am – 2:30 pm 
  • Hobart Park, 471 Four Seasons Drive, Chilton, WI  
  • Admission: Free
  • Food and refreshments.
  • Live entertainment. 
  • Raffles and door prizes.
  • Fundraiser to help widows and orphans of deceased Veterans. 

Central Wisconsin Auto Collectors 40th Annual Benefit Car Show 

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Brennand Airport, 3282 Breezewood Lane, Neenah
  • Admission: Free
  • Very family-friendly.
  • DJ-Sizzlin’ Sonny’s Rockin’ Roadshow
  • Hula Hoop Contest 
  • 50/50 Raffle Cash Drawing and door prizes all day to benefit local charities. 
  • Food and beverages.
  • Airplanes on display.
  • Swap Meet and Flea Market

Celebrate Waupun Festival 8th Annual Car Show

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm 
  • Harris Mill Park, 300 N Forest Street, Waupun 
  • Admission: Free
  • Door Prizes
  • Food, drinks, and music
  • Shade available with a great view of Rock River.
  • Take part in the many festivities such as karaoke, carnival rides, bingo, petting zoo, bean bags, live bands, and more!
  • waupunfestivals.com

July 2022 Car Shows

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

  • Monday, July 4, 2021: Starts at 12 pm
  • Tony’s Hot Rod Shop, W10532 Hwy Y, Antigo
  • Admission: Free
  • Food, fun, and fireworks!

Iola Swap Meet & Car Show 50th Annual

  • Thursday, July 7 – Saturday 9, 2022: 9 am – 9 pm 
  • 350 Chrome Place, Iola
  • Admission:
  • One of the largest car shows in America with many unique cars.
  • Special surprise celebrity appearances. 
  • Food and drinks. 
  • Live music and fun for all ages. 
  • iolaoldcarshow.com

Kewaunee Car, Motorcycle and Vintage Snowmobile Show

  • Saturday, July 9, 2022: 8 am – 5 pm  
  • Downtown Kewaunee, 216 Ellis Street
  • Admission: Free
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Music – DJ & Live Bands
  • Unique show that highlights vintage snowmobiles.
  • Family Friendly

Ninos 18th Annual Car Show for the Red White and Troops

  • Sunday, July 10, 2022:  8:15 am – 4 pm
  • Racine Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave, Union Grove, WI
  • Admission: Free
    • Fee for parking
  • Silent Auctions, Raffles, 50/50 raffle 
  • Vendors and food trucks. 
    • No carry-ins, please.
  • Pin-Up contest

Paperfest Car and Motorcycle Show 

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022: 8 am – 2:30 pm
  • Memorial Park, 360 Wallace Street, Combined Locks
  • Admission: Free
  • Great food, drinks, music
  • Kids’ activities in the Family Tent
  • Check out Paperfest carnival rides, inflatables, and entertainment. 
  • Hot Air Balloon Glow Saturday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • paperfest.com

44th Annual Appleton Old Car Show & Swap Meet at Pierce Park

  • Sunday, July 17, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Pierce Park, 1035 West Prospect Avenue, Appleton
  • Admission: Free
  • Largest free car show in the Valley with over 1,000 plus cars from 1991 and older.
  • Numerous food trucks throughout the park.
  • Music 

Wrench Life Weekender Swap Meet & Car Show

  • Saturday, July 30, 2022 – Sunday, July 31, 2022
    • Saturday: 8 am – 8 pm
    • Sunday: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 East Court Street, Elkhorn, WI
  • Admission: Adult $5 | $7 for weekend
    • Children under 12 are free with adult admission 
  • Great selection of food available on the fairgrounds.
  • DJ, Live Band on Saturday. 
  • Very family-friendly—little ones can have fun in the “Kids Korner” seeing police cars and firetrucks and special kids judging on cars this year. 
  • This swap meet is a great place for vendors to sell or buy their cars, car parts, and car accessories!
  • 100% proceeds for 3 Charities Treehouse, New Beginnings, Open Arms August 

August 2022 Car Shows

Kiwanis Car, Motorcycle, & Vintage Camper Show

  • Sunday, August 14, 2022: 10 am – 4 pm 
  • Washington Park, 1101 Washington St, Manitowoc, WI
  • Admission: Free
  • Wide selection of food, beverages, and treats. 
  • Raffles
  • Funds raised will help children in the area in need.
  • Come see this year’s special themed car. 

Symco Hotrod & Kustom Weekender 

  • Thursday, August 11 – Saturday, 13, 2022: Gates open at 9 am
  • Union Thresheree Grounds, E6361 WI-22, Manawa
  • Admission:
    • Online: $20 for a 3-day wristband
    • Gate: Thursday $5 | Friday $15 | Saturday $20 
    • Kids 14 & under free with paying adult
  • Food soda and beer.
  • Live music.
  • Minibike races.
  • symcohotrods.com

September 2022 Car Shows

Kenosha Classic Cruise-In

  • Saturday, September 3rd, 2022:  9 am – 4 pm
    • Rain date: September 10, 2022
  • Downtown Kenosha, 5601 7th Avenue
  • Admission: Free for Spectators and Cars
  • Accepting non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army.
  • “Elvis” will be performing live.
  • Local restaurants and shops will be selling food, drinks, and goods.

“Moose on the Menominee” 13th Annual Car and Bike Show

  • Saturday, September 3, 2022:  8 am – 2 pm
  • Marinette Moose Lodge, N5233 East Nettleton Road, Marinette, WI
  • Admission: Free
  • Food
  • Music 
  • Raffles 

Calumet County Fair Car Show

  • Monday, September 5, 2022:  8 am – 2 pm
    • Labor Day 
  • Calumet County Fairgrounds, 900 Francis Street, Chilton
  • Admission: $5 per person includes fair admission and car show
  • The car show takes place next to the Calumet County Fair with access to carnival rides, craft vendors, animals, 4 H displays, and more!

Patrick’s Vintage Automotive Classic Car Show

  • Saturday September 10, 2022: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Antique Mall of Greater Green Bay, 358 Mid Valley Drive, De Pere
  • Admission: Free
  • Music
  • Prizes for best time period dress/costume.
  • Other opportunities to win great prizes.

Oconto Elks Fly-In

  • Saturday, September 17, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Oconto Airport, 2983 Airport Road, Oconto, WI
  • Admission: $5.00 per person and $5.00 per car
  • Classic cars, tractors, and airplanes on display.
  • A re-created World War II-era military encampment will also be 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!  
  • Kids’ area features face painting, a bungee-bounce experience, and a balloon artist.

Octoberfest & License To Cruise

  • Friday, September 23, 2022: 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Downtown College Avenue, Appleton 
  • Admission: Free 
  • Classic cars displayed up and down The Avenue.
  • Music: Bands & DJs
  • Over 100 food vendors.
  • Octoberfest festivities carry into the next day.

45th Annual Fall Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Show!

  • Friday, September 23, 2022: 10 am – 5 pm,
  • Saturday, September 24. 2022: 6 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022: 6 am – 3 pm
  • Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson
  • Admission: $10 a day
    • Kids under 12 free with a paying adult
    • $5 for parking on fairgrounds
  • Food
  • Music
  • Trucks are being highlighted this year.
  • Please no pets.

October 2022 Car Shows

2nd Annual Banana Peeler Rat Rod & Traditional Hot Rod Show

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 186, 3927 Lily Lake Rd, Green Bay 
  • Admission: Free
  • Banana Seat Bicycles featured
  • Excellent raffle prizes.
  • Great food. 
  • Exclusive kids’ Hot Wheels Play area.
  • 100% of proceeds go to charity.

North Star Cars and Handlebars

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022: 9 am – 3 pm
  • North Star Casino, W12180 County Road A, Bowler, WI
  • Admission: Free
  • Food Trucks and Mohican Veterans will be selling Indian Tacos.
  • Celebrity Danny Koker from Counting Cars – free show at 6 pm with Count’s 77.
  • Family-friendly event but you must be 21 and over to enter the casino. 

Raceway Bar and Grill 5th Annual Car Show

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Raceway Bar and Grill, 711 E Washington Street, Slinger, WI 
  • Admission: Free
  • Food and refreshments.
  • Music
  • Raffles
  • Family Friendly

Caffeine & Chrome – Gateway Classic Cars of Milwaukee Trunk or Treat 

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022: 9 am – 2 pm
  • Gateway Classic Cars, 9949 58th Place, Kenosha, WI
  • Admission: Free 
  • Wear a costume to trick or treat around the classic cars—not your average trunk or treat! 
  • Indulge in coffee and pastries, while supplies last
  • Family and Pet Friendly Event
  • Festivities are held both indoors and outdoors

Weekly Car-Show-Off Gatherings 2022

  • Mondays
    • Sheryl’s Club 175 Weekly Car Show, 3545 Hwy 175, Slinger, WI
      • April 25 – October: 5 – 9 pm
      • weather permitting
  • Tuesdays
    • Shake-A-Burger, Main Street, Oconto
      • Rev’s music on 1st & 3rd Tuesday,
      • 4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays
    • A&W Duck Creek, 2002 Velp Ave, Green Bay
      • 4 pm – dark
  • Thursdays
    • Mountain Bay Plaza, Hwy 32, Pulaski
      • June – September, 4 pm -7 pm
  • Saturdays
    • Jack Stand Racin’ Car Club
      • Antique Up Parking Lot, 3256 Church Street, Stevens Point
      • Memorial Day – Labor Day: 5 pm – dark  
    • Caffeine and Chrome at Gateway Classic Cars of Milwaukee
      • 9949 58th Place, Kenosha, WI
      • Last Saturday of the month, January-October and December 3rd is customer appreciation day
      • Free! Anyone welcome with or without a classic car.

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

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