Travel back in time to the 44th Annual Antique Auto Festival hosted by the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce at the Village at Pine Mountain (VPM) September 5/Fri & 6/Sat. Antique and Classic auto entries are coming in from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, and of course our very own from Arkansas.
Registration at the NAPA tent and Judging by the Carroll County Cruisers begin on Friday from noon – 6 p.m. and will resume Saturday morning from 8 – 10 a.m.
The Grand Parade of Autos will leave VPM at 11 a.m., circle the historic loop from the old high school, past the Eureka Springs Hospital, down Ellis Grade by the Crescent Hotel, upper Spring Street, past the Library, through downtown, turning north at the Spring St./Main St. junction, to Magnetic Springs Rd., turning right on Passion Play Rd., then heading west on Highway 62, and back to VPM.
Some of the autos will exit from the parade downtown and remain parked and on display near the Courthouse on North main street for a few hours, but the majority will be back on display at VPM until 3 p.m.
Have you ever eyewitnessed a bank robbery? Here’s your chance! The 1922 Bank Robbery Re-enactment will take place immediately following the last car of the parade that passes the old Bank of Eureka Springs location at 40 Spring Street (currently The Jewel Box Gallery). Eureka’s own Frank Cook will again be driving the Ford Model T getaway car. Come to town early to secure your parking,or ride the Trolley in, or BEST IDEA OF ALL – STAY WITH US HERE AT CLIFF COTTAGE INN, JUST 17STEPS ABOVE MAIN STREET! Enjoy the parade, look for some 1920s-attired actors along with local Scrimshaw man Kurtz Miller in the lead and get some souvenir “funny money”. Then be in place no later than 11:30 a.m. to see the outcome of the shoot-out. And since this is Eureka Springs, there will be a band playing near the shoot-out area as well.
Back at VPM from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. there will be a DJ and door prizes while the autos are displayed. At 4 p.m. at Pine Mountain Theater the Awards will be presented including the Everett Chevrolet Best of Show awards.
And be sure and make a reservation to stay with us here at Cliff Cottage Inn. We’ll’ pop a complimentary bottle of Champagne or white wine into your fridge, chilled and awaiting your arrivalo. Your luxury suite will feature a Jacuzzi for two, and the Inn’s award-winning gourmet breakfast delivered right to your door by the Inn’s elf.Best of all, you’ll be just 17 steps dwon to Main Street and all the action of the car parade and the bank robbery reenactment. Can’t get much closer to the action than that!