Attendance Information

Charlotte AutoFair 2016-2017 – Event Schedule

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  • Charlotte Motor Speedway located near Interstate 85 Exit 49 on US Highway 29.
  • Wednesday is a Vendor set-up day and is not open to the public.
  • Gates open for Vendors at 7:00 AM each day Thursday thru Sunday.
  • Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday Gates open to public at 8:00 AM.
  • Vendor selling in Flea Market and Car Corral continues until sundown on Thursday-Friday-Saturday.
  • Public ticket selling by Speedway continues each day until 5:00 PM – Sunday until about Noon.
  • Flea Market sales may continue until sundown – public is not required to leave when ticket sales stop.
  • Notice: As with any large Flea Market, Vendors may come and go as needed and many will not be available all day on Sunday.
  • Event Programs are available from the Hornets Nest Region, AACA at the Gates or in the Registration Tents each morning Thursday-Friday-Saturday until about 10:00 AM.
  • AACA Southeastern Spring Meet Car Show is held in the Spring and a Hornets Nest Region Car Show is held in the Fall. Each event schedules Collector Cars start coming in by 7:00 AM; judging starts at 11:00 AM. Spring Awards will be made at the AACA Banquet held at the AACA Tent adjacent to the Show Field. Fall Awards will be made on the Region show field about 2:30 PM. Pre-registered, original or restored to original vehicles only, are allowed at each event. (The Fall Car Show may have an area for modified cars – contact the Hornets Nest Region Office to inquire.) Spring registrations are made through the National AACA Office in Hershey, PA and everyone showing a vehicle must be a member of National AACA. Fall registrations are made through the Hornets Nest Region office and participants are not required to be a member of National AACA.
  • AACA Youth Program takes place on Saturday. Young people of Scouting age are welcome to learn about cars and their parts.
  • Many other Car Shows are on display in the Start-Finish Line area, Pit Road area and Concourse area Saturday all day and Sunday until about 3:00 PM– consult the Charlotte AutoFair Program for locations.
  • Manufacturers Midway and the Garage Displays are open all four days.
  • Collector Vehicle Auction presented by the Speedway is scheduled for Saturday.
  • Plan ahead and be prepared for the weather conditions!
  • Admission and Parking fees are collected by Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Public admission is $10 plus tax, per person — under 12 with adults, are free.
  • Public Parking is $5 per vehicle.
  • Food and Beverage available thru the Speedway on the grounds.
  • All details are subject to change.
  • Approximately 150,000 attendance is expected over the four day event.