Back to the 50’s Weekend at the MN State Fairgrounds

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s “Back to the 50’s Weekend,” presented by NAPA Auto Parts is happening Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 2024 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and they are ready to roll! The show will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 11,000+ street rods, customs, classics, and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier. Plus, indoor and outdoor vendors, State Fair food, and many activities.

 The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 50th Annual “Back to the 50’s Weekend” sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 10,000+ street rods, customs, classics, and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier.

 All Weekend

  • NAPA Auto Parts Display – (Home Improvement Building)
  • 200+ Commercial Vendors – (Indoors and out throughout the Fairgrounds) 
  • Ladies’ Showcase – (North End Event Center)
    • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Cruise-N-Arts Craft Fair – (Education Building) decor, gifts, wearables, and more
    • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Kids World presented by Select Heartland Chevy Dealers – (Machinery Hill)

MSRA’s Kid’s World, sponsored by the Select Heartland Chevy Dealers, will again be happening all 3 days and staying open later for 2023, located on “Machinery Hill” Block 15 as it was last year right in the middle of all of your weekend cruising!

Inflatables and activities will be provided by Fun Jumps Entertainment, Inc. again this year, there will be even more to do with additional activities for kids of all ages.  From bouncers for the little ones to a Euro Bungy, Rock Walls, Obstacle Courses and more kids can play to their hearts content.

Located close to food vendors, improved bathrooms and with benches for Mom, Dad, and Grandparents to relax and watch the cars cruise by, or spend some time with the Chevy vehicle display and visit with the representatives who will have information and give aways Kid’s World has something for everyone.

Thank you to the Twisted Kustoms car club for helping out with the Kid’s Games. https://msrabacktothe50s.com/kids-world/

Friday

  • United States Flag Raising Ceremony – (Base of Space Needle) – 9 a.m.
  • Unveiling of Northern Tool + Equipment’s Tools for the Trades™ Rat Rod Build-Off Karts – (Bandshell) – 11 a.m. 
  • Richard Petty Meet & Greet: autographs and photos (Dan Patch & Cooper) – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Saturday

  • Military Salute Flyover – 11 a.m.
  • Pin-Up Contest – (Bandshell) – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

  • Model Car Show & Contest – (Education Building) – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Live Music Friday & Saturday – (Bandshell) 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday

  • HUGE Swap Meet (Midway) – 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Church Service featuring The Memories (North End Event Center/Ladies Showcase) – 9:30 a.m.
  • Closing Ceremony – 1 p.m. (Bandshell)

Find out all the details about the event on their website.

The cost to attend is: Adults – $15; Kids 15 and under FREE with each paid adult

FREE RIDES ON METRO TRANSIT: Grab a free bus ride* and avoid parking all weekend through our partnership with Metro Transit. Here are the links:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2024Backtothe50sJune21

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2024Backtothe50sJune22

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2024Backtothe50sJune23

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