The 2019 Weldon Homecoming Car Show will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in and around Nixon Township Park in Weldon. Interested parties wishing to display their Car, Truck, SUV, or Motorcycle may register from 2 to 4 p.m., and awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m.
The winning entries will be determined by peer voting, and there is no fee to enter. In addition, this year there will be a “Children’s Choice” award presented.
Along with the car show taking place in-and-around the park, attendees can expect to find plenty of other activities for all ages. The day will kick off with antique tractors weighing in at 10:30 a.m. at the baseball field, with a noon start time scheduled for the pulls. Also at the baseball field, a bags tournament will be held with registration starting at 11 a.m.
Concessions will be available with proceeds going towards the Little League. On the park side of the highway various merchandise and service vendors will have displays set up on the tennis/basketball courts, starting as early as 10 a.m.
Bingo will kick off at noon and bounce houses will be open for the kids at 2 p.m. Various food vendors will also be on-site along with local organizations selling food and drinks.
The day will wrap up with a performance by the band “Antics” at 7 p.m. on the park stage.
Weldon Festival Committee
The Weldon Festival Committee was formed in 2018 to plan and host events for the community of Weldon and surrounding areas. Last year’s Homecoming was the first held after a 10-year break, and the committee looks to build momentum towards celebrating the village’s sesquicentennial in 2022, and beyond.
Weldon Homecoming Car Show
The Atteberry family started hosting car shows at the Weldon Homecoming in conjunction with Weldon Lions Club in 1995. Hundreds of cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles exhibited at the shows from 1995 thru 2009. When the Weldon Festival Committee formed in 2018 the Atteberry’s jumped at the opportunity to bring back the popular event in conjunction with the re-born Homecoming.