9 Best Auto Shows in New Hampshire!

New Hampshire’s auto shows attract collectors and enthusiasts to celebrate all things automotive and enjoy the many beauties on display. These shows range from laid back annual gatherings to highly competitive events, some only interested in classic or vintage while others welcome all vehicles. The best auto shows in New Hampshire typically offer some form of entertainment such as live music or competitions to accompany the shows, and many also support worthy charities. Of course, judging and awards are a highlight for the show participants.

Castle Car Show, Moultonborough, NH

Castle Car Show provides the opportunity to view an incredible display of antique cars dating back from the turn of the 20th century. This stunning event is held at the Meadows by Shannon Pond, a stunningly beautiful backdrop for the many classic vehicles. Prizes are awarded for the people’s choice within the featured category and also outside of the featured category.

Poker Run & Car Rally, Dover, NH

The Poker Run & Car Rally provides car enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a day of driving, mingling, and entertainment. Participants can enter the Poker Run, a one-hour route with four stops, or head straight to the Rally at Hot Rod City for a car meet, where there’s food, DJ entertainment, music, 50/50 raffles, merchandise, vendors, giveaways, and many cars!

Cruising Downtown, Manchester, NH

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Manchester, Cruising Downtown is a long-standing car show that’s been taking place for over 20 years! This local favorite car show tradition features a wide variety of vehicles on display, live entertainment, and vendors serving food and beverages. Awards are presented in several categories, as well.

Granite State Season Opener, Deerfield, NH

Held at Deerfield Fairgrounds, the Granite State Season Opener is one big car show open to all vehicles and featuring 30 show car trophy awards! This family-friendly event offers live music, food vendors, a crafter’s barn, 50/50 raffle, and an indoor concours showcase exhibit! Swag bags are provided to the first 300 cars at this special season opener event.

British Cars of NH Show of Dreams, Hudson, NH

Held at the Alvirne Hill House Field, the British Cars of NH Show of Dreams event boasts a fantastic display of British automobiles in an outdoor setting. This show benefits local causes such as the New Hampshire Food Bank and selects show winners each year. British car enthusiasts have been attending this premier event for over 20 years!

Mid-Summer Sizzler, Belmont, NH

The Mid-Summer Sizzler is an all-vehicle car show held at Belknap County Fairgrounds. This event takes place in a country setting and offers fun for all. There’s 23 show car trophies awarded, live band entertainment, giveaways, DJ music, food and beverage vendors, a 50/50 raffle, and swag bags for the first 200 cars. An optional “cruise” to the show is also available.

Granite State Season Closer, Fremont, NH

Held in a beautiful farm atmosphere, the Granite State Season Closer takes place at Brookvale Pines Farms and is known for hosting "grass drags" events. This fall car show awards 23 trophies and features many vendors, DJ music, giveaways, swag bags for the first 200 cars, and a 0/100 raffle where one lucky winner takes all!

Import Face-Off, Epping, NH

The Import Face-Off national car show and drag racing series is held at the New England Dragway in May and offers a ton of exciting automotive attractions. There’s a car, truck, and bike show plus drag racing, vendors, a burnout contest, competition, DJ entertainment, and low car limbo. An awards ceremony concludes the event.

Keene Summer Outdoor Craftfest & Car Exhibition, Keene, NH

The Keene Summer Outdoor Craftfest & Car Exhibition offers something for the whole family! Held at the Keene Middle School in June, this event features over a hundred classic cars and bikes on display. There’s also over 80 booths of handmade crafts from all across New England.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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