Posts Tagged ‘car shows’

42nd Annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival

September 2nd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Although Bridgeford House B&B will be hosting one of our murder mystery weekends on September 7 & 8th, many of our guests and visitors to Eureka Springs will be enjoying our annual antique auto festival, which features some of the coolest cars ever!

They come right by Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast during the parade!Hundreds of vintage classics compete for prizes up at the Pine Mountain shopping center all weekend. You will see them all through town the entire time (watch them from your favorite restaurant deck or balcony) and on Saturday, they will all parade through town, one right after the other. And they all come right by the Bridgeford House! It’s one of our favorite parades to watch right from our front porch.


The other event that is always on the Antique Automobile weekend is the reenactment of the 1922 Bank Robbery, the first time an automobile was used as a getaway car in a bank robbery. It takes place right in the middle of downtown mid-day Saturday (after the parade, which starts at 11 a.m.) and includes a fitting end to the bad guys, an accurate mock shootout. It’s great fun (except for the bad guys, of course) and shows what fun small towns can have with their history. Check out this video of shootouts from years past to get a feel for the afternoon’s festivities.

So, as you can see, the first weekend in September is filled with historical action:  murder mysteries, antique cars and wild shootouts. Come join us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) – and Sophie, too!



Upcoming Car Shows

August 28th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Well, I write this to the sights and sounds of all the great VW bugs and buses that have been in town all this past weekend. We had a blast watching them from our front porch with some great guests, who collected lots of candy and Mardi Gras beads! It made us start looking forward to the next car show, which is one of my favorites, the Antique Auto Festival – in its 41st year! Coming September 9 & 10th, it’s sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and event details include hundreds of vintage classics competing for prizes and trophies. Includes a car show with  the parade, which of course – goes right by our front porch! The 1922 Bank Robbery re-enactment follows directly after the antique car parade; re-creating the first time an automobile was used as a getaway vehicle in a bank robbery. That is always loads of fun and no bystanders have ever been shot yet {grin}.

From Bridgeford House B& B Front PorchThe first weekend in October has the Carroll County Cruisers Open Car Show. And by far one of the most exciting is the Annual Corvette weekend, October 6-9, their 21st time in Eureka! Gorgeous ‘vettes will be everywhere, both new and restored. This show is so big they used to run the parade only at night time. Now you just get to see them all over town.

October 20-23 will see all the Mini-Coopers arriving. I love the minis – just the right size for Sophie to drive! Very colorful and of course, easy to drive around Eureka’s skinny and windy streets. Fall color should be hitting just right about that time.

So come enjoy the cars without the car maintenance bills! There’s always something going on in Eureka Springs, AR!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

The Bugs are Coming!

August 21st, 2011 by Sam Feldman

No, not that kind…VW bugs! And all other manner of Volkswagen vehicles – back again for their annual festival, for the 19th year! August 26, 27th and 28th, 2011 – you can sit right on our front porch and watch these colorful automobiles tootle by during their Saturday afternoon parade, as many as 300 of them right in front of you. Some of them are pretty outrageous (there is usually one that’s all dressed up like a frog).  It’s one of the biggest car parades that Eureka has and also one of the most colorful!


There’s a Saturday show and swap meet, a Sunday Countryside Tourcade (and you know what our countryside looks like!) and a BBQ dinner, for those folks that register to be in the show. But for you wanna-bes, just come enjoy the bugs and buses for yourself, while shopping and dining and people-watching – it’s a great weekend to just get outside!

Warmest regards,


Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!