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Rolling Into Roanoke 2024

JULY 27, 2024, 10AM-3PM
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ROANOKE + PARK

Join us for RIR 2024 as we celebrate the Crossroads of America - road trip, vacations, holidays and roadside attractions! Tribute-themed cars from every year will be there along with special attractions from auto museums and private collections. You wont want to miss it!

Registration
PRE-REGISTRATION for RIR 2024 opens April 1st, 2024

All cars are welcome!

$25 online pre-registration, per car

Event day registration for show cars:

$30.00 day of show downtown if space becomes available, per car

$10.00 day of show in the Roanoke Park, per car


Spectators

Spectator admission is FREE!

Spectator parking in designated areas is $5 per car. VIP parking is $10 per car. 

 

Awards

With so many eras, makes and models, Rolling Into Roanoke is not a judged/points event. However, there are 25 sponsor-chosen favorites, so literally every vehicle is eligible for a specialty award! Be sure to stay until 3:00 to see if you’re a winner.

Camper Information

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RIR overnight camping in Roanoke Park (7/26 2024) and show day registration (7/27)

To welcome Crossroads of America theme campers, For the first time ever Rolling Into Roanoke will offer overnight camping in Roanoke Park on Friday night before the show on Saturday. This is for pre-registered campers only.

Vintage camper pre-registration to stay overnight (7/26) and for show day (7/27)

$25.00 pre-registration fee. Includes Friday night camping in Roanoke Park, your tow vehicle (whether it’s part of your exhibit or not), and day-of show entry. Tow vehicles may stay with your camper—if you’d rather not have it part of your exhibit there will be dedicated show day parking at nearby Roanoke Elementary School. Free shuttle service will be available.

When you pre-register you must submit a description and photo of your vintage camper (with vintage tow vehicle if applicable) to be accepted as part of the exhibit. A few will be selected in advance to be featured downtown on show day. If you agree to be downtown there will be strict move in times and location on Saturday morning.

Vintage camper overnight camping in Roanoke Park is only for Friday night, 7/26/2024. There is no additional camping costs—it’s covered in your pre-registration fee.

Vintage campers must be pre-registered online by Sunday, 7/21 to camp Friday night in Roanoke Park. Questions: contact Rick Fischer at 260-341- 3326 and info@rollingintoroanoke.com or decoillusions@yahoo.com.

Vintage camper check in to camp in Roanoke Park 7/26

12:00 Noon – 10 PM: Arrive to check in to camp in Roanoke Park on Friday night 7/26. If later than 10 PM, call Rick Fischer at 260-341-3326.

Special parking for pre-registered vintage campers only will be available for campers that need larger areas to set up with awnings open, period- correct furniture, and/or outdoor equipment to display.

Vintage camper day-of registration 7/27

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: $20.00 fee for day-of vintage camper registration, space will be limited in RIR campsite, if full, then vintage campers will be parked with the show cars. Fee includes tow vehicle, non-vintage tow vehicles will be parked at nearby Roanoke Elementary School. Free shuttle service will be available.

RIR Camping Friday night and day-of show parking entrance

Take W. Vine St. to Seminary St. Left at the first entrance off Seminary with parking in the grass next to the tennis courts. (Orange star on the map). Pre-registered vintage campers will receive an email with this and other instructions the week before the show.

Awards, goody bags, and door prizes

12:00 Noon: all vintage campers must register by noon at the registration booth on 1st and Main Streets to qualify for vintage camper awards and door prizes.

12:00 Noon: door prize drawings start at noon. Winners will be posted on boards at the information booth at 1st and Main and on Facebook and Instagram. Winners have until 3:00 PM to claim their prize. Door prizes not claimed by 3:00 PM will be saved for next year’s drawing.

3:00 PM: awards for vintage campers announced at 1st and Main Streets. Awards include: - Farthest traveled camper
- Oldest restored camper
- Most unique camper

- Closest to original camper

All pre-registered vintage campers will receive a goody bag with a commemorative pint glass; goody bags for day-of camper registrants will be available while supplies last.

Vintage camper Friday night camping important times and show day rules

8:00 AM: Show car parking begins downtown and day-of registration is open in the park.
10:00 AM: Rolling into Roanoke is officially open to the public!
3:00 PM: Awards and announcements at the downtown intersection of 1st St. and Main St. 3:00 PM: Door prizes must be claimed by this time or they will be saved for next year’s drawing.

No bon fires allowed.
No loud music allowed.
No sewer dumps anywhere.
No utilities hook ups anywhere.
No loud generators.
Restrooms will be open all night and day, showers will not be available.

Overnight security will be on site for your safety.

Most downtown shops will be open until 6 PM, most restaurants will be open until 11 PM.

More downtown business and restaurant info is at DiscoverRoanoke.org.

Schedule

For any schedule changes, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up for email updates at the bottom of the home page. 

8:00 AM:  Show car parking begins downtown and day-of registration is open in the park

10:00 AM:  Rolling into Roanoke is officially open to the public! Spectator parking is behind the baseball diamond, $5 per vehicle.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM:  VIP spectator parking is open on Vine St. and Main St. for $10 per vehicle

12:00 Noon:  Registration for awards and door prizes is closed

12:00 Noon:  Stop for our National Anthem

12:30 PM:  Door prizes are pulled and listed at info booths downtown and in the park. Prizes must be claimed by 3:00 PM. 

12:30 - 2:00 PM:  Sponsors and Roanoke officials select their "Favorite of the Day" award winners

3:00 PM:  Awards and announcements at the downtown intersection of 1st St. and Main St.

3:00 PM:  Door prizes must be claimed by this time or they will be saved for next year's drawing

3:30 PM:  Event concludes. See you next year!

Map
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Vendors

A live DJ pumps fun music all day, boutique shops and restaurants are in quaint historic buildings, and food trucks are ready for eats on the go. 

Food trucks, apparel, and specialty items all make Rolling into Roanoke so much more than just a car show! Some of our previous food vendors include:

Our events bring over 5,000 people to Fort Wayne and Roanoke during our event weekend.

Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Contact our event Chairman, Rick Fischer, at rick.fischer@rollingintoroanoke.com.

Sponsors

Our Rolling Into Roanoke sponsors are the BEST! Their dedicated donations set the foundation for us to have our premier auto-centric event and support community projects and not-for-profit Beneficiaries in the tri-county area. Thank you, sponsors!

In addition to our sponsors, a special thank you to: Village of Roanoke, Roanoke Elementary School, Roanoke Town Council, Roanoke Fire Department, Roanoke Police Department, Roanoke Town Park Department, Roanoke Utilities Department and Aaron Popplewell, Town Superintendent. 

Thanks to these sponsors not listed on the home page:

Gold Sponsors

Erik and Betsy Magner and Family

Reliance I/O

Quantum Carts Inc.

Joseph Decuis

Dickster's Smar T Pants

Harris and Associates CPA

 

Chrome Sponsors

Kris Luebke State Farm Insurance | Tammy Baumgartner / Tami Capozza Real Estate Century 21 | 

Builder's Mart - Roanoke, IN | REMAX Results - Marti McFarren | Indiana Skin Care - Roanoke, IN | 

Roanoke Outdoor District | Signs, Etc. | Paper Moon | Jebi's Ice Cream | Ridge Napa Paint Dept. |

Flyin' Needle | Grandma Sue's Pies | Hartley Garage |

  • If I sit with my show car can I bring my own tent for shade?
    You may have a tent and sit with your car ONLY in Roanoke Park. Tents are not allowed in downtown unless by special request with a location approved by the Chairman. Sponsors and vendors are allowed to have tents.
  • How do I make sure I get a swag bag?
    Visit the information booth at 1st St. and Main St. when you register or check-in. Goody bags are available while supplies last!
  • Are there places to buy food downtown?
    YES, there will be food and drink vendors and food trucks. Downtown hosts multiple sit-in restaurants and local vendors. You can also check out discoverroanoke.org to see a full list of all that Roanoke has to offer!
  • I pre-registered my car online. Where do I park at the show?
    There are multiple colored "zones" at this event. Each zone has its own entry point. You will receive an email within a few days of the event instructing you which zone you are in and where you should enter the show area. A reminder: cars can lose their spots on Main Street if they are not parked by 10:30 AM.
  • How can I park my show car downtown?
    Pre-register online. The first 400 cars are guaranteed downtown parking. Online registration is available by CLICKING HERE.
  • Where do I park if I want to register my car on the day-of?
    Day-of registration day-of the show is in the Park unless downtown show spots remain. In which case you will be given the option of downtown or park parking.
  • I will trailer my show car. Where can I park the trailer?
    Trailers may be parked at the Roanoke Elementary School on Vine St.
  • Where do spectators park? Is parking free?
    Parking is just $5 per car in the Roanoke Park. The entrance is off Vine St., follow the signs, FREE shuttle service is available. There is NO spectator parking in Roanoke neighborhoods. FREE shuttle services from the park are available. A portion of parking monies are donated to volunteer organizations that help with parking.
  • Where is handicap parking?
    Handicap parking is at the corner of Vine St. and Main St. as well as in the Roanoke Park. Follow the signs, FREE shuttle service is available.
  • Is motorcycle parking available?
    Motorcycle parking is at the corner of Vine St. and Main St. as well as in the Roanoke Park. Follow the signs, FREE shuttle service is available.
  • Where do I check in?
    Check in at the information booth at 1st St. and Main St. You’ll receive your goodie bag, event pint glass and be registered for door prizes once checked in.
  • Can I leave early in my show car?
    Only if you are parked in the park. If you are parked downtown, you must stay until all awards are given. Due to pedestrian traffic and a high volume of show cars, attendees, and vendors, it is crucial for everyone’s safety that you do not leave until after the afternoon awards.
  • Do I still have to pay to show my car if I come later in the day?
    Rolling Into Roanoke is a fund raiser for our Beneficiaries, so every show car has to pay, whether they come on time or late. Also, cars can lose their spots on Main Street if they are not parked by 10:30 AM. You must be registered by noon in order to enter in door prize drawings and be eligible for specialty awards.
  • Are there awards for the show cars?
    YES, there are over 25 “Favorite of the Day” vehicles chosen by our sponsors and Roanoke officials, so literally every vehicle is eligible for a specialty award! With so many eras, makes and models, Rolling Into Roanoke is not a judged/points event. Be sure to stay until 3:00 to see if you’re a winner.
  • When are awards given?
    Awards are given at 3:00 PM at 1st St. and Main St. by the information booth.
  • Are there door prizes for participants?
    YES, pre-registered and day-of registered show car owners are eligible for door prizes. If registering day-of, you must be registered by 12 noon to be eligible for the drawing.
  • When will the door prizes be drawn?
    Door prize drawings start at noon. Winners will be posted on boards at both information booths (at 1st and Main and in the Park) and have until 3:00 PM to claim their prize. Winners will also be posted on our Facebook page. Door prizes not claimed by 3:00 PM will be saved for next year’s drawing.

Show Rules

Our primary concern is the safety of people at the show, as well as the safety of the vehicles. Therefore:
 

  • DOGS: For the safety of our event attendees and their property, only service dogs with proper ID and small dogs in carriers are allowed.

  • Do NOT touch the cars. We caution everyone to also be careful with strollers and cameras.

  • ALL backpacks and large bags are subject to inspection.

  • NO skateboards or bicycles are allowed.

  • NO alcohol may be brought in by participants or spectators into downtown or in the Roanoke Park.

  • NO BURNOUTS into or out of the event or you will be subject to ticketing.

  • NO leaving your parking spot downtown if you are showing your car. For the safety of visitors, we cannot, under any circumstances, have cars trying to pull out into crowds on Main Sts. at any time, until after the show ends.

  • NO drones.

  • NO attendee parking in Roanoke neighborhoods blocking driveways or in clearly marked No Parking zones—cars in these zones will be towed. Attendee parking is provided in the Roanoke Park for just $5 per car. FREE shuttle services from the park are available. Parking proceeds benefit Roanoke Park and groups that volunteer to help with parking.

  • YES, enjoy the cars and the town. Local shops will be open!

  • YES, come back next year!

  • YES, take photos and share them with us and on our social media pages! We are on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Rolling Into Roanoke, Inc. and all of its associates are not liable for damage to your car/truck, personal property or personal injuries. Any items displayed on or around your vehicle are displayed at your own risk.

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