This is truly a wonderful time to visit historic Apalachicola, the heart of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast.” Temperatures are pleasant and the summer crowds have faded. But there are still so many things to do!
One example is our award-winning “Autos & Oysters” Car Show coming up on Saturday, October 28. This family-friendly event has something for everyone. You’ll see vintage imports, American muscle cars, and everything in between. Enjoy music, hot dogs, and fresh Apalachicola oysters. General admission is free. Cars line up on Water Street at beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola.
Package deals are available. Spend the weekend and save when you shop and dine! See the show, then enjoy one of our fabulous restaurants, visit our galleries, or go shopping, all in our beautiful historic port city.
If you’d like to show your car, the registration fee is just $20. The Judging Team will be led by J. C. O’Steen of Tallahassee. For the past 40 years, J. C. has been involved in award-winning restorations of a wide range of cars. He also has judged extensively at major national and international shows such as the Classic Car Club of America; National Corvette Restorers Society (highest Judging level attainable); and Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival. Mr. O’Steen has taught at judging schools on numerous occasions and owns a private collection of vintage cars and motorcycles.
Awards will be given for the Top 50, Best of Show, Club Participation, Greatest Distance Travelled, and Sponsor’s Choice. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m. Throughout the day, participants will enjoy a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and music. The first 100 cars will receive goody bags.
The effort is a downtown economic vitality initiative by Apalachicola Main Street to stimulate the economy in the off-season. To learn more, visit the website or give us a call at 844-272-2523.