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 19-21. 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 of MotorTrend TV’s Hit Show Bitchin’ Rides and Justin Nichols from Wrench'd. Returning for the second year is entertainment on the Westend Shakedown Stage and the Bandshell Stage will be rockin' as always. Not to mention, 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 18-20

Friday, June 18: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, June 19: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday, June 20: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.


Minnesota State Fairgrounds


Because the MSRA has been showing off the nation’s coolest throwback cars for the past 46 years, so why would they stop now?


Tickets are $12 (cash only)—kids 15 years old and under get in free with a paid adult. Discounted tickets are available for $10 at participating NAPA Auto Stores throughout the Midwest.

For even more details, check out MSRA's FAQ.

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.

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