California Car Shows and Festivals


October Car Festivals & Shows

October is the month when the new model releases are unveiled at the Automotive Shows Unveiling the New Models at Anaheim Convention Center and Sacramento at Cal Expo. There are many car shows to enjoy even when Fall arrives. The weather this time of year can't be beat. Get out and enjoy.

HEMET: EEK Fitness Car Show Fundraiser for kids and adults with disabilities October 26, 2019 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
530 S Buena Vista
Hemet, CA 92543
Show cars $20 no pre-registration, just roll in at 8 am. Public is free. Food, Fun, Music contact Jodi 951-537-8715

Past events

ARCADIA: Cats in the Garden Car Show 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A collection of cat-inspired automobiles including Jaguars, Tigers and more as well as some returning favorites, cobras and mustangs amidst the garden setting. The cars are spread throughout the Arboretum with the owners and drivers on hand to share the cars unique stories. A car-themed scavenger hunt, feline-inspired nature crafts and photo opportunities and BBQ available. Location: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA Admission: $9,

MORGAN HILL: British Fall Classic Automobile Show October 14-15, 2017
Downtown Morgan Hill
The British Fall Classic feature exquisites British classic sports & saloon cars representing revered marquees such as Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, MG, Morgan, Triumph, Austin Healey, Lotus, Morris, and more! There also will be British motorcycles and race cars as well!

SACRAMENTO: CruiseFest October 7, 2017,  3-7:30 p.m.
Fulton Avenue between Marconi and Cottage, Cruising starts at 3 and ends at 5 p.m. All eras and manufacturers are welcome to cruise -- antiques, exotics, low-rider and hot rod included CruiseFest. Fulton Avenue merchants are participating, food trucks, breweries, multiple stages with live bands, and vendor booths.  Sponsored by California Automobile Museum. Free family event.

SAN PEDRO: Red Bull Global Rallycross GRC October 13-14, 2017. Port of Los Angeles. Tickets: Free-$35.  Supercars and Lites races. Location: 3011 Miner St., San Pedro, CA.

BARSTOW:  Main Street USA Car Show  October 14, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Pre-registration is $20 until Oct. 13 and $25 day of show. Vendor spaces are available $35 per space. There will be raffles, 50/50 drawings, and dash plaques. Back to Calendar Location: Historic Route 66 downtown Barstow 

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Hot Rod Car Show October 8, 2016
Held on Main Street, 5th Street and HB Pier
Free to see

SANTA YNEZ: Elks Car Show October 8, 2016
Sagunto St.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: South Tahoe Classic  Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show  October 7 - 9, 2016
Heavenly Village P
1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone (775) 586-7000
Trophies, poker walk, sidewalk sales, old truck raffle giveaway. Free show. Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. Brought to you by Good Samaritans Safe Ride.

MARYSVILLE: Richard Sinnott Memorial Car Show October 8, 2016, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Marysville Flea Market
1468 Simpson Lane
Marysville, CA
Free admission
Cars, bikes, racers all welcome. Catfish Hunter Band, Bud Girls, vendors, food, beverages.

CRESCENT CITY: Sea Cruise Classic Car Show Oct. 7-9

SALINAS: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Pirelli Challenge

COVINA: Thunderfest Downtown Covina October 8, 2016

MODESTO:  Lo Hi Car Show  October 8, 2016, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Howard Training Center Date
1424 Stonum Road
Modesto, CA 95351

GREENBRAE: Bonair Invitational Car Show October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 More than 100  Classic Cars, Music, Food and Children's Entertainment celebrate  coupes, roadsters, family cars and muscle cars from Chevy, Ford, Cadillac, Pontiac, LaSalle and Mercury.

REDONDO BEACH: RU Classic Car Show October 8, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach, CA
Free to see

SANTA ROSA: Monster Truck Fall Nationals October 8, 2016
Two Great Shows! ~ Monster Trucks, Free Style Moto X, and more!
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA or
Gates Open @ Noon for Pit Party; Show @ 1pm / Evening Show Gates Open @ 6pm for Pit Party; Show @ 7:30pm $18/Child $10 Evening Show - Adult $20/Child $12

AUBURN: Air Fair Classic Car Show October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Auburn Municipal Airport
13626 New Airport Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602

CANYON LAKE: Canyon Lake Fall Classic Car Show October 8, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

RIO VISTA: Bass Derby Car Show October 8, 2016

FOLSOM: Capitol City Car Show October 8, 2016

ALAMEDA: October 8, 2016 Park Street Classic Car Show
The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is one of the best car shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring over 400 classic vehicles on display. The one-day event takes place in Alameda's historic Park Street district every year on the second Saturday in October.

LODI: Micke Grove Oldsmobile Car Show October 9, 2016
Hosted by Northern California Oldsmobile Club at Micke Grove Park, 11793 North Micke Grove Road, Lodi, California. People's Choice show format and Judging Preparation Seminar. Entry fee: $30 per car (includes registration, hot dogs and hamburgers for two people). Salads and desserts are potluck. Pre-registration is preferred, but day of show registrations will

TRUCKEE: High Sierra Cruise Car Show October 8-9, 2016
Truckee Regional Park
10600 Brockway Road
Truckee, CA 96161
Burnout Contest 3-5:30 p.m.
Downtown Cruise 6-8 p.m.
Saturday: Car Show 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Free admission to the public

SUTTER CREEK: Car Show and Chili Cookoff October 9, 2016

ANTIOCH: Cars on the Green October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Antioch Historical Society

MILPITAS Veterans Commission Car Show October 15, 2016, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Civic Center Plaza
455 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA
Free to see
Food, fun, music, raffles

ROCKLIN: Ride To Walk Car Show October 22, 2016, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd
Rocklin CA 95677
$20 per vehicle for judging
$10 per vehicle to show, not judged
$5 per Power Wheel (up to age 10)
$50 assigned vendor space (10X10) Sponsorships also available For all application and entry information contact us Sherie Brooks 530-483-9173 OR Dan Pressey 916-223-5986 |
ALL Car, truck and bike show and vendor event to benefit the Ride To Walk Foundation. There will be vendors and food trucks and live music. Ride To Walk's mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual's needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community. Kids can bring their own power wheels and motorized scooters for the show!

MODESTO: Dubtoberfest October 23, 2016

LOS ALAMITOS: Wings, Wheels & Rotors October 23, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
11200 Lexington Drive
Los Alamitos
free parking, photo ID required for base entry
Chamber: (562) 598-6659
Event includes classic car show.

past events

SAN PEDRO: Car Show by the Sea October 2, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo Del Mar San Pedro, CA 90731
Annual event brings out beautiful cars from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and more.

REDDING: Kool Classic Car Show October 24, 2015, 10 a.m.
Redding School of the Arts
955 Inspiration Place
Redding, CA
1st Annual Kool Classic Car Show combines cars, crafts, food and live entertainment for years to come! Live entertainment, cool cars, excellent food. 1979 or Older and All Mini Coopers accepted. No under Construction, Motorcycles
Proceeds from this October 3rd Fundraiser go toward building a state of the art community theater for all of Shasta County & the surrounding areas to enjoy!

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Classic and Custom Car and Motorcycle Show October 24, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Huntington Beach High School
1900 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA
$25-35 car registration
Spectators are Free
Dozens of cars and motorcycles as well as food and merchandise vendors and live music. Students in The Academy for the Performing Arts award winning MMET popular music program will on stage performing during the 2nd Annual event.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Ponies, Snakes & American Muscle Car Show October 24, 2015 The Ponies, Snakes & American Muscle Car Show will be held from 10am-3:30pm in San Luis Obispo. If you love classic cars, this 3rd annual event is one you won't want to miss. It is filled with 32 different categories of classic cars and awards. For more information on this event.

SAN DIEGO: Bulls of St. Agata October 24, 2015, 6-10 p.m.
Over 40 Lamborghinis Italian Bulls” Charge Little Italy at the annual Little Italy street show with music and exotic cars. O'Gara Coach Company and the Little Italy Association produce this event which takes place on W. Fir Street, between India Street and Kettner Boulevard.

VICTORVILLE: California Route 66 Museum 20th Birthday & Car Show October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
California Route 66 Museum
16825 South D Street
Victorville, CA
(760) 951-0436
The Car Show is open to pre-1975 Cars, Trucks, Vintage, Foreign, Any Year Corvette and Motorcycles.

PALM DESERT: Golf Cart Parade October 25, 2015, 1 p.m.

PALM SPRINGS: Casual Concours VII October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Desert Princess Country Club
28-555 Landau Blvd.
Cathedral City, CA
$10 public admission
Ancillary events held at nearby locations. The car show is a charity event, benefiting the Mizell Senior Center and Angel View

PASADENA: Wheels on Fire Car Show October 24, 2015, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brookside Golf Club
1133 Rosemont Ave.
Pasadena, CA
$5 public admission
250+ Motorcycles, Classic Cars, Customs, Fire Engines and more! Beer & Wine Garden, Food Trucks, Vendors, DJs and Live Entertainment, Photos with Firefighters, and Kids Activities (age 15 years and under get in free.)

VISTA: Antique Engine & Tractor Show October 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2015 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrating the Lost Arts of Yesterday
$7-10, $5 parking
Exhibits & Activities Include: Antique Equipment & Tractor Parade * Grist Mill * Weaving & Spinning Blacksmithing * Wheelwright Demo * N' Scale Model Railroad * School of Times Past * Farmhouse/Parlor Wagon Rides & Train Rides Arts & Crafts * Museum Gift Shop * Food Booths

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs Air Museum Car Show & Chili Cook-off October 31, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N. Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, California
(760) 482-1836
Fun for all on Halloween day! Palm Springs Air Museum's 8th annual Car show & Chili cook-off offers $1/taste or $5/6 tastes, 200 collector cars, massive collection of WWII aircraft, inside cafes, exciting raffle. Under age 12 in costume get in Free with paying adult (sorry, no masks). Regular Museum pricing. Free parking, service dog friendly.

BISHOP: Fall Color Car Show October 3, 2015
Show & Shine, Pancake Breakfast, Cruisin' Parade, Poker Run. Held at the Tri County Fairgrounds.

ARCADIA: Classic Cobra Sports Car Show October 3, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
$9 approx.
(626) 821-3222
A collection of thirty Cobra automobiles returns to the Arboretum, featuring originals and replicas. The cars will be spread throughout the garden with the owners and drivers on hand to share the cars unique stories. Serpents in the Garden also features car and snake-themed children's activities for budding car enthusiasts including: a car-themed scavenger hunt, photo opportunity behind the wheel of a miniature car, and live snakes and crafts from Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Classic Car Show Sunday October 4, 2015, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sausalito Classic Car Show returns to celebrate the automobile with a fun event. Free admission, food and beverages are proudly served by Sausalito Parks and Recreation, music and of course the classic cars, all showcased along the beautiful Sausalito waterfront. Open to the public. Vehicle registration begins at 9am. For more information, visit

CRESCENT CITY: Sea Cruise Car Show October 9-10, 2015
Beachfront Park
Crescent City, CA
Friday 4-6 p.m. Show 'n' Shine in downtown Crescent City on Friday includes live music.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Car Show on Saturday features live music. Judging 10 a.m. - Noon, awards 3 p.m. Food and marketplace vendors will be open throughout the day.
Saturday 6-8 p.m. Sanctioned closed cruise will be through downtown Crescent City as part of the new Blues, Brews & Cruise event, which will be held in downtown Crescent City from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the plaza by the Tsunami Memorial Fountain. The Brad Wilson Rolling Blues Thunder Band provides the blues”, with a touch of rock, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Microbrews and food will be available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. $12 for a commemorative mug and your first 12 oz. of beer; thereafter you can purchase more beer at $1 per 2 oz. increment. For more information, call 707-464-3174 or

SAN BERNARDINO: Rendezvous Back to Route 66 October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce
$25 car registration
Downtown San Bernardino
Custom Cars of any year ..... Cruisin' has returned to "E" Street CARtoberfest ... What's October without a Beerfest. Listen to the sounds of the Beach Boys - California Dreamers (Beach Boys) tribute band

TAFT: Oildorado Car Show Saturday, October 10, 2015
Registration (661) 765-2165
Sponsored by Taft Chamber, 7AM Rails to Trails Awards, Goodie Bags, Dash Plaques, Food & Craft Vendors, Kids Area, Raffle & 50/50, Beer Garden, Free Admission

SAN DIEGO: Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase October 11, 2015, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gaslamp Quarter
E Street to K Street
San Diego, CA
FREE to the public
European Luxury and American Legends, Mopar-powered vehicles in all their glory, Chryslers, Dodges, Plymouths, DeSotos, and AMCs, plus a special peak at La Jolla Concours d'Elegance filling one block with rare, classic vehicles that will be on display in 2016.

ANAHEIM - Orange County Auto Show October 15-18, 2015
Anaheim Convention Center
Motor Trend Auto Shows

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento International Auto Show October 16-18, 2015
Takes place at CAL Expo.

MILPITAS: Milpitas Veterans Commission Annual Car Show Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check In Begins at 7:00 am on day of show
Awards Presentation at 3:00 pm
On site registration is $30 per vehicle as space permits
Milpitas Civic Center Plaza
455 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA
Free public admission
Best in Show Best Restoration Best Import Best Muscle People's Choice Best Antique All Makes, Models and Years Accepted! Best Pre 80's Best Motorcycle Best Hot Rod Best Paint Best Graphics Kids Choice

BUENA PARK: Mustang Madness Car Show October 18, 2015, 10 a.m.
Ken Grody Ford
6211 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA
(949) 584-5111
Car show entrants $30 by 10/9, $40 after as space permits

  • Public: free to see
  • License Plate Contest
  • Joke Contest
  • Family Costume Contest

This 24th Annual Mustang Madness Halloween Car Show is open to Ford vehicles only and is limited to 200 cars max. There will be vendor booths, entertainment, a huge raffle, 50/50 drawing, gourmet food trucks, great trophies, and a free event T-shirt to show entrants!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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