5th Annual Big Rigs Antique Truck Show

October 15

Big Wheels Roll into Cherokee at the Big Rigs Show 5th Annual Big Rigs Antique Truck Show Raises Money for Cancer Research; Womanless Beauty Pageant Big rigs and antique trucks rumble into Cherokee October 15-16 for the 5th Annual Big Rigs and Antique Trucks Show, where truck enthusiasts of all types gather to show off their custom and original truck resotrations, trade stories and ideas, compete for prizes and raise money for The Hope Chest for Women, which provides educational resources and limited financial assistance to women in Western North Carolina with breast and gynecologic cancer. This family-friendly event takes place at the peak of the colorful fall leaf season on the Qualla Boundary at a new location this year, the old Cherokee High School at 1501 Acquoni Rd. Last year more than 2,200 spectators and participants showed up, and this year organizers expect more than 150 trucks to be on display. Models range from the antique to the working class, including pickup trucks, semis, dump trucks, and more. Anyone with a real working or antique truck may register. Parts and swap meet vendors and food displays will also be available at the show. For all trucks approved for display, the registrant and a guest will receive free admission. Gates open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. General admission is $5; children twelve and under admitted free of charge. For additional show information, contact Bill Ashe at (828) 421-9399.

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