Guide to Back to the 50’s Weekend

Guide to Back to the 50’s Weekend

America's best car show returns to Saint Paul's State Fairgrounds, June 22-24. Here's what you need to know.

Voted #1 Car Show in the United States by USA Today/10best for the past two years, Minnesota Street Rod Association’s (MSRA) Back to the 50’s Weekend really needs no explanation. But, we put together this guide anyway.


Car enthusiasts, music enthusiasts and fun enthusiasts of all ages.


The nation’s #1 Car Show is a true blast from the past. Check out more than 11,500 registered classic vehicles, live music, vendors, kids games, a craft fair and hang with Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele of Velocity TV’s Hit Show Bitchin’ Rides. New to this year’s event is entertainment on the West End Market Stage. Some of your favorite State Fair food spots may even be open (we're talkin' cookies, pronto pups and pork chops—don't forget a stop at Saint Paul's own O'Gara's). 


June 22-24

Friday, June 22: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday, June 24: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

You can also get a head start on all the fun at the Kick-Off Rally on Thursday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mancini’s Char House on West 7th Street. This event is free and open to the public (no ticket required). 


Minnesota State Fairgrounds


Because the MSRA has been showing off the nation’s coolest throwback cars for the past 45 years, so why would they stop now?


Tickets are $12 (cash only)—kids get in free with a paid adult. Discounted tickets are available for $10 at participating NAPA Auto Stores throughout the Midwest.

Take advantage of free round-trip passes from Metro Transit all weekend or utilize the free park & ride shuttle service all day on Saturday.

With so many sweet rides, you’re bound to take some awesome photos. Share them with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.