The sights, sounds, and smells of vintage power equipment bring smiles to the engine-loving festival-goers. Demonstrations include rock crushing, wheat threshing, bailing, and grain milling. Hit-and-miss engines and restored tractors abound.
In the car show hot rodders, muscle car owners, and stock car racers fire up their big block motors, and the chrome shines on a host of restored classics. The 2011 Blue Ridge Folklife Festival attracted 300 custom and antique cars.
See the Registration page to preregister a car, tractor, or hit-and-miss engine for the festival.