Annual Car Show Set to Roll in Piggott

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Piggott area will once-again come alive with the sights and sounds of classic, custom and collector cars this weekend with the arrival of another Piggott Heritage Car Show. Events will kick-off Friday evening with the Miss Piggott Heritage male beauty contest, set for 7:30 p.m. at the community center. Admission to the event is $5, and the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Prior to the pageant, registered car show participants will be treated to the traditional chicken wing dinner at the First National Bank pavilion on East Main Street.

The Piggott Lions Club will be holding an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the community center. The public, and car show participants are welcome to attend.

Check-in for participants will begin at 8 a.m. at Heritage Park and the gates will open to the public at 9. Admission is $3 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Around 10 a.m. the concession stand will open, and there will be free games for the kids throughout the remainder of the morning and early afternoon hours.

Hundreds of classic, custom and unique vehicles will be on display at the park throughout the day, as the traditional show-and-shine is held.

Another popular tradition will continue beginning at 7 p.m. as the participants line up for the cruise through town, ending at the court square. Afterward, around 8 p.m., the group Cynderblok will be performing. They'll also be playing the sonds for the 50s dance and dress contest, which is open to contestants age 12 and under.

Sunday morning the activities at Heritage Park continue, with gospel singing set for 9:15 a.m. in the amphitheater. And, around 9:45 the awards ceremony will be held at the park. Organizers note the weather forecast is good for Saturday and Sunday, but added in the event of rain Sunday morning the awards ceremony will be held at the Piggott Community Center.

There will be judging in a number of classes, plus special awards will be handed out to motorcycles, antique tractors, UTVs and other speciality classes. Organizers also reminded regional car show enthusiasts that a special rate is available for those only wanting to participate in Saturday's activities.

Those wanting additional information may contact Tony Pace at 870 598-2168.

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