Full Schedule of Events for Piggott Car Show

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Piggott's Heritage Park becomes a sea of chrome and bright colors each May with the arrival of another car show, as evident from this scene from last year's event.(file photo)

Organizers report excellent pre-registration numbers for the upcoming Piggott Heritage Car Show, set for May 19 to 21. Serving to kick-off this year's show is a talent show, featuring performers from three states, to be held Friday, May 19, at the Piggott Community Center. Proceeds from the entry fees, and $5 gate admission, will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And, keeping with their recent tradition, the car show committee will at least match that amount. Last year a male beauty contest was held to kick-off the car show weekend, and thousands of dollars was raised for Make-A-Wish.

The majority of the events will be held on Saturday, May 20, with the awards ceremony on Sunday morning. Prior to the start of the show on Saturday the Piggott Lions Club will be holding one of their “all-you-care-to-eat” breakfasts at the community center, and will be serving from 6 to 10 a.m.

Although the organizers have changed several times over the years, the car show in Piggott has been held each spring since the inagural event in 1999. In years past the show, and the accompanying cruise, has drawn hundreds of entries from dozens of states. The bulk of the activities, including the all day show-and-shine, will be held Saturday, May 20, at Heritage Park, located on the west edge of Piggott. Late in the afternoon the participants line-up for the traditional cruise to the downtown square, where they gather for live entertainment and fun “under the lights.” Providing the entertainment this year is local favorite Justin Heskett.

This year there will be awards handed out for Best of Show for both vehicles and motorcycles, along with people's choice, ladies choice and the top 10 vehicles. All of these winners will receive a denim jacket with the car show logo embroidered on the back.

The top five motorcycles will also be recognized, and a number of speciality awards will be handed-out.

Registration continues, and may be completed at the park the day of the show for $35. Additional vehicles may also be entered by the same owner for $5 each, which will include them in the judging and allow them to take part in the annual cruise. A special “Saturday only” rate of $20 is also available, which entitles the entrant to all the judging and festivities on Saturday, with the exception of the evening meal.

The first 200 registered entries will also receive a metal sign of the car show logo and a dash plaque, although organizers expect to surpass that mark in the coming days—so early entries are encouraged.

Entries may be mailed to Piggott Heritage Car Show, 193 West Main Street, Piggott, Ark., 72454. Additional information may be obtained by calling Tony Pace at 870 598-2168 or Joe Cole at 901 246-7647. For more up-to-date information interested parties may also visit the Piggott Heritage Car Show facebook page.

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