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The annual Bloomsburg Nationals car show will be held this Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. The event gets started on Thursday, Aug. 8, with Gridlock, the parade of cars down Main St. in downtown Bloomsburg, which will kick off the event and result in Main St. being closed from 6-8 p.m. to accommodate the event. Main St. will reopen at 8 p.m.
During Gridlock, there is also a Quaker Steak & Lube wing eating contest that is held at the front of the Columbia County Courthouse to raise money for charities. Two of the charities supported by Bloomsburg Nationals are also fellow Chamber members Camp Victory and the Ronald McDonald House of Danville. Following Gridlock, the cars will cruise to Quaker Steak & Lube for a “welcome party.”
The main event begins on Friday morning, Aug. 9 and runs through Sunday afternoon. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day until the festivities end. Tickets for Friday and Saturday can be purchased at the gate or online. Children 12 and under are free. Sunday is by donation at the gate.
Sponsors of the event include Chamber members Quaker Steak & Lube, Perkins, the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln, Commercial Stainless, A&A Auto Stores and Service 1st Federal Credit Union.