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!
PRE-REGISTRATION for RIR 2024 opens April 1st, 2024
All cars are welcome!
Event day registration for show cars:
$30.00 day of show downtown if space becomes available
$10.00 day of show in the Roanoke Park
Spectator admission is FREE!
Spectator parking in designated areas is $5 per car. VIP parking is $10 per car.
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.
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 sung by Linda McDonald
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!
A live DJ pumps fun music all day, historic buildings house shops and restaurants, 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 7,000 people to Fort Wayne and Roanoke during the weekend of our events. Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Contact our event Chairman, Rick Fischer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Roanoke Fire Department, Village of Roanoke, Roanoke Police Department, Roanoke Town Park Department, Phil Hibbert and the Roanoke Town Council.
Thanks to these sponsors not listed on the home page:
Builders Mart | CNC Homes | Everything Flooring | First Federal Savings Bank | Grandma Sue's Pies & More | Grit and Gallop | Hartley's Garage | Joseph Decuis | Magnolia + Moss | Paper Moon | Ridge Napa Auto Parts
If I sit with my show car can I bring my own tent for shade?You may sit with your car and have a tent in the park ONLY. NO participant tents may be set up downtown. Only sponsors and vendors may 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 300 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 Town Park. Follow the signs on Vine St. off Highway 24. The entrance is off Vine, close to Roanoke Elementary School. Follow the signs and staff. There is NO spectator parking in Roanoke neighborhoods. FREE shuttle services from the Park are available. 100% of parking monies are donated to Roanoke Park and not-for-profit volunteer organizations. $10 VIP spectator parking will be in a grass parking lot on the corner of Vine St. and Main St.
Where is handicap parking?Follow signs for handicap parking. Take Vine St. off of Highway 24 to 1st and High St.
Is motorcycle parking available?Stay tuned! We are working to secure motorcycle parking.
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.
Our primary concern is the safety of people at the show, as well as the safety of the vehicles. Therefore:
NO DOGS ALLOWED. For the safety of our event attendees and of their property, dogs are not allowed at the event. Service dogs with proper ID and smaller dogs are accepted.
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 on the streets, other than designated areas, and NO alcohol in the 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 attendee parking in Roanoke neighborhoods. Attendee parking is provided in the Roanoke Park for just $5 per car. FREE shuttle services from the park are available. 100% of parking monies are donated to Roanoke Park and not-for-profit volunteer organizations.
YES, enjoy the cars and the town. Local shops will be open!
YES, come back next year!
Rolling Into Roanoke, Inc. and all of its associates are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Any items displayed on or around your vehicle are displayed at your own risk