The local non-profit organization known as the Time Travellers Club is set to host the annual Doin’ it on the Grass car show on Aug. 6 at Nose Creek Regional Park, bringing vehicle enthusiasts to Airdrie from far and wide.
The yearly show ‘n’ shine is set to take over the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In its 21st year now, Doin’ It In The Grass will host approximately 500 cars for Airdrie residents and visitors of all ages to check out.
“We’ve always just wanted to bring people together, show off their vehicles and invite everybody out to be a part of what we’re passionate about,” said Time Traveller Club president Jane Bruce.
To keep the youngest attendees occupied, Big Fun Inflatable Park will be at the park with activities to keep children entertained while parents stroll through the rows upon rows of classic cars. Family yard games will also be at the show, so the family can spend a day in the sun battling each other in a variety of friendly competitions.
“We try to organize the events so that there’s something for everybody,” Bruce said. “It’s hard to entertain a three-year-old when there’s cars that they can’t touch.”
For the hungry car enthusiast, Bruce said there will be eight food trucks at the park, offering everything from hot meals to snow cones.
Live performers will occupy the stage at the park, providing music and entertainment for guests.
There is no admission fee to attend, but Bruce recommended bringing a food bank donation as both the Airdrie Food Bank and Veterans Food Bank will be present.
To register a car for the show ‘n’ shine, it is $15 per vehicle, with all proceeds from the show going to support local Airdrie charities.
Although the charities have not been decided upon as of press time, Bruce said the Airdrie Food Bank and Veterans Food Bank always receive a portion of the funds.
Bruce added that with guests travelling to Airdrie from across Canada and even the United States to attend the show, the event always adds a boost to Airdrie’s economy, with tourists renting hotel rooms, eating at restaurants, and shopping at local stores during their stay.
“I just want everybody to come on out and support the community,” Bruce said. “I sure hope that we make it enjoyable for everybody within our community – it’s just a win-win situation.”