FREDERICKTOWN — The 12th edition of the Fredericktown Bluegrass Festival and Car show has a new name and a new venue, but it is still the place to be for music lovers and vintage car and motorcycle buffs.
Designed to be a family and community affair, the Hotrods for Heroes event kicks off at noon and runs until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fredericktown Flea Market at 66 Mount Vernon Ave. It is a cruise-in rather than a car show, so there are no entry fees or registration requirements.
Live musical entertainment starts at 11 a.m., with Hayley Watson, a country singer who also performs a variety of different styles, something for everyone. The Christian rock trio Abia takes the stage from noon to 2 p.m., and food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Proceeds from all concessions sales, which includes pulled-pork sandwiches, go to the heroes — the Fredericktown Community Fire District and Emergency Medical Service.
As an additional bonus, the Flea Market will be open for shoppers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there is plenty of parking for everybody.
Event organizer Jason Bowles said the Hotrods for Heroes will happen whatever the weather. “We have plenty of indoor space,” he said, “although, not for the cars. In case of rain we would still have the music, food and shopping.”
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