Date:August 30, 2012

“Show N’ Shine” Labor Day Weekend

Stevenson, WA- It’s the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum’s 16th annual “Show N’ Shine” car show and automotive swap meet, Saturday, Sept. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. for those wanting to register their vehicle.

More than 100 vehicles are expected to roll into Stevenson for the show. Last year, eight regional car clubs supported the event. The entry fee for a classic vehicle is just $15. A guest pass for the museum is provided every car show entrant. Entry for spectators is free but admission to the museum is applicable.

There will be an automotive swap meet too, a “must see” for those with a project, thinking about getting one started, or just curious. A swap meet space to sell your gear-head goods is $10.

Listen to familiar tunes as you admire the cars and trucks. It’ll take awhile to see them all and then vote for your favorite. There are more than 20 categories with awards being determined by People’s Choice and a Best of Show by participants’ vote. Entrants have a chance for great door prizes and everyone can compete for several raffle treasures. To satisfy the munchies, burgers, polish sausages, popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy and beverages will be available.

This is a fun, “close to home” event to kick off the Labor Day Weekend as well as a fundraiser for the museum’s education programs and general operation. Give your summer activities a good send off and attend this family affair. And if your dream vehicle isn’t a reality yet, come look and do a little dreamin’ and wish ‘in. Looking is free. Mark that calendar for Saturday, Sept.1 and enjoy a great car show from noon to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored in part by the City of Stevenson and Skamania County Chamber of Commerce.

Volunteers are needed so if you are interested in helping give the museum office a call: 1.800.991.2338. Locally call 427.8211 or email Volunteers are needed at the gate, parking, registration, raffle and door prizes booth.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located just below Skamania Lodge at 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson.