Get your motor running


400 vehicles expected at weekend show

It’s the 11th Annual Natchitoches Car Show and organizers expect it to be the biggest and best one yet. The event will include booths and vendors, a fish fry open to the public, free admission to the car show, live entertainment and more. This year’s show will be on Front Street, down Touline and around to Second Street due to Riverbank construction. A list of road closures follows the event schedule.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 26, Historic District Business Association representative Sandra Dickens reported 219 pre-registered vehicles with approximately that many expected on show day. “We’ve already surpassed last year’s pre-registration,” said Jill Leo with the HDBA. Cars are already registered from as far away as Earp, Calif. This year’s show will also include a rare Pontiac ambulance among others.

Friday, Sept. 29

noon-7 p.m.: Registration Registration will continue Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church, 4500 University Parkway

noon-5 p.m.: Poker Run Poker Run cards will be available at registration

5:30-8 p.m.: Fish Fry with Live Music. Meal served at 5:30 p.m. (You may enter the airport grounds after 2 p.m. Friday) Natchitoches Regional Airport, 450 Wallenberg Drive. Cost is $20.

Saturday, Sept. 30

6-11 a.m.: Registration at the Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church. Show parking begins at 7 a.m. Enter Front Street from Jefferson Street.

7 a.m.-4 p.m.: 11th Annual Car Show, Downtown Natchitoches Live entertainment from three stages throughout the day

4 p.m.: Show Awards: Awards given out on Front Street Stage near the Landing Restaurant

The City of Natchitoches advises the public that on Saturday, Sept. 30 the following streets will be closed: Front Street from Pavie Street to Touline Street, Touline Street from Front Street to Second Street, Second Street from Ragan Street to Church Street. Church Street will remain open.  These street closures are due to the 11th Annual Natchitoches Car Show that will take place in the downtown area Sept. 29-30. Streets will remain closed for the duration of the 11th Annual Natchitoches Car Show and will reopen once the festivities conclude.