Since a young age, as most boys, I have had an infatuation with cars. I don't know what it is, but when a man sees a beautiful car, his eyes light up like a boy at a toy store. Anyway, Ponca City is currently in its 10th year of holding the DRAGGIN' GRAND event. It began as a reason for anyone who had an old car, regardless of condition, to get it out of the garage and parade it down Grand Avenue. As years went by the event grew so large that Grand Avenue was a bumper to bumper parking lot of beautiful show cars and not quite finished Jalopy's. In recent years, organizers have had to limit the number of vehicles in order to maintain the spirit of the event, as well as the quality. This year, vehicles can be 1976 vintage or older, with valid insurance and registration of show quality. This year, the 10th Annual Draggin Grand will be held Friday, June 6th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs and picinic dinner and sit on the mainstreet sidewalks to reminisce a by gone era.
I believe this event has received such fanfare, that other satellite events also occur the same weekend.
1. Classic Car Club 26th Annual Show'n Shine & Swap meet. 9-4 Sat, June 7th at Lake Ponca
2. Cherokee Strip Corvette Show. 9-4 Sat, June 7th at Lake Ponca
3. Ponca City Herb Festival, 8-4 Sat, June 7th at LA Cann Gardens.
Not to mention the monthly Ponca City Fly-In Breakfast at the Airport.
NOW YOU CAN SEE WHY THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS. THERE IS PLENTY TO DO FOR EVERYONE. GET UP EARLY AND SET YOUR ITINERARY, YOU WILL NEED A NAP BEFORE THE DAYS OVER!
Steve Hermann, Realtor-Associate/Owner, Coldwell Banker Heritage, REALTORS 580-763-4853
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