15th annual Pagosa Springs Car Show set for June 7 and 8


The 15th annual Pagosa Springs Car Show will hit Lewis Street Friday evening beginning at 5 p.m. Also kicking off the evening will be a free concert with Austin musician Garrett LeBeau. 

With almost 100 cars already registered, this year’s show is shaping up to be fabulous. 

Come out Friday evening for a first look at the cars. There will also be food vendors, retail vendors, fun foods such as kettle corn and snow cones, a beverage garden with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and, of course, the music. With a cool evening in store, it is a perfect time to relax and take the family to this free event. The music will continue until 8 p.m.

On Saturday, June 8, the show will amp up with even more cars arriving as many of the regional day-trippers show up on this day. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and last until about 2:30 p.m., at which time the awards will be handed out. 

While you are at the show, make sure that you vote for your favorite car so they can be entered to win the People’s Choice award. With 17 categories assigned, there are classic cars, hot rods, cars under construction, newer models, convertibles and don’t forget the motorcycles. These works of art are the pride and joy of the entrants and are really stunning to look at. 

At 11 a.m. there will be a live demonstration of how paint protection film works and the benefits of protecting your investment. Whether you have a collectable car or just the one you drive daily, see how a little investment can extend the look and years of your car. 

There will be multiple bands playing on Saturday, including Group Therapy from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and then Sean DeLand from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

At 2:15 p.m., there will be the awards for the Pin Up Girl contest. We have quite a few entries, so there should be some creative costuming and glamour.

 There will again be a beverage garden all day, delicious food vendors, retail vendors, and lots of interaction with the car owners. 

At 2:30 p.m., the car awards take place including category awards, the Chamber Choice award, the People’s Choice award and the Best in Show. This year, we have had some talented artists and car aficionados create our top three awards. We can’t wait to see these trophies.

Remember that Lewis Street will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7, and will remain closed until 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8. 

After the Car Show, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will be celebrating the 75th anniversary and conducting a Mass at 5 p.m., a posole dinner at 6 p.m. and street dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. The requested ticket price is $15 per person or $40 for a family. A beverage bar will also be available the whole evening. 

There is still time to enter your car into the show and preregister. Visit www.pagosachamber.com and click on the car show graphic on the homepage.

Register soon and get a free T-shirt with your registration entry. Questions can be directed to Naomi Lindquester, events coordinator, at (970) 264-2360.