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Upcoming Car Shows in Minnesota You Won’t Want to Miss

Start your engines, because this summer is about to roar to life with several great car shows around Minnesota. Whether you’re a classic car enthusiast, lover of modern supercars or just can’t stop drooling over hemi engines, here are a few car shows you won’t want to miss. Searching for more exciting auto events? Travel to these great car shows in the U.S.

Twin Cities Auto Show

One of the state’s oldest automotive events is the Twin Cities Auto Show. This year marks the 48th anniversary of the car show, where you’ll find hundreds of vehicles, both domestic and import, gathered at the expansive Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Plus, this year attendees will find seven blocks throughout the fairgrounds dedicated to showcasing different styles of motorized vehicles, like electric, heavy duty, military, motorcycle and more. Whether you’re in the market for a new car, truck or SUV, or just an enthusiast of the latest, greatest car models, this is the place to be. 

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Date: May 15 – May 23

Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: $10 for adults, children under 10 free

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Caffeine & Octane Car Show

Whether you’re a spectator or vendor, the Caffeine and Octane Car Show in Minneapolis is sure to provide you with a fun way to spend a summer day. This event brings together the best cars in the midwest, from vintage to muscle to exoctic and even hypercar vehicles. Every Caffeine and Octane show brings something new to the table that you’ve never seen before.

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Date: May 8

Location: AutoMotorPlex Medina

Price: $10

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Back to the 80s

For those that miss the decade that brought you so many great cultural phenomena, perhaps the best part was the cars, with their big engines and iconic body styles. Find tubular domestic brands like Ford, Pontiac and Dodge alongside stellar foreign models from brands like Jaguar, Porsche and Toyota. They’re also still accepting volunteers for anyone with a passion for cars who wants to join the cause.

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Date: June 12

Location: Buck Hill in Burnsville, MN

Cost: $15 – $300

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Minneapolis Mile Car Show

Brought to you by the MN Car Enthusiast Club, the Minneapolis Mile Car Show occupies a space of 200,000 square feet — and it’s filled to the brim with the finest cars, trucks and motorcycles. For those who love the classic look and performance of BMWs, this is your show. Several awards are given away to the BMWs with the best paint job, wrap, wheels, most powerful engines. Bring your car and see if you can win!

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Date: August 21  

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Cost: $13, children 13 and under free

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Back to the 50s

This volunteer-led car show is unlike any other in Minnesota. That’s because there is no awards ceremony, rather it’s a place for friends, family and vendors to gather for a fun weekend to celebrate one of the most defining decades in automotive history, the 1950s. 12,000 participants across the country converge at this event, located at the bustling Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 

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Date: June 18

Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: $15, children 15 and under free

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TSI Car Show

Spend this Memorial Day touring a wide array of cars, including vintage hot rods, roadsters and more. Hosted by Transmission Shop Inc (TSI) and Smith-Nielsen Automotive Service, enjoy free entry, a goody bag and dash plaque for the first 150 attendees, as well as door prizes, food trucks and live music. It’s sure to be a great day!

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Date: May 29

Location: Transmission Shop Inc. in Brooklyn Park, MN

Cost: Free

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Mopars in the Park

Check out this specialty car show in the scenic town of Stillwater, featuring thousands of Mopars. Get an up-close look at historic automobiles like Barry Gibbs 1969 Daytona and unique displays of cars from the years 1971-1972. Plus, with campsites available for just $25 a night, you can spend more than enough time checking out all of the attractions and festivities. 

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Date: June 4 – 6

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds in Stillwater, MN

Cost: $10

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USO Car Club Midwest Regional Picnic

The Minnesota Chapter of USO Car Club is hosting their Regional Picnic and Car Show in the city of Bayport, MN. Not only is the show free, but there are all makes, models and styles of automobiles available to peruse at your leisure. With fresh barbecue available, commemorative gifts for the first 100 participants and 10 trophy giveaways, there’s plenty to look forward to at this upcoming car show in Minnesota.

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Date: June 12

Location: Lakeside Park on the St. Croix River in Bayfield, MN

Cost: Free

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