Holley’s Ford Festival is A Celebration of Anything & Everything Powered By A Ford Engine!

Sept. 26 – 29, 2024

Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2023

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Holley’s Ford Festival is A Celebration of Anything & Everything Powered By A Ford Engine!


F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

Everything you need to know about Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Festival!

Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Festival returns to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2022. The event is exclusively focused on Ford powered vehicles, and welcomes any and all makes and models of Ford/Lincoln/Mercury cars and trucks.

This year’s event includes:

  • Drag Racing Classes
  • Autocross
  • 3S Challenge
  • Drift Games
  • Burnout competition
  • Dyno Challenge
  • Flowmaster’s Sound fo Freedom
  • Show-N-Shine
  • Countryside Cruise Digital Scavenger Hunt
  • Swap Meet
  • A large vendor midway and much more!
How can I rent a mobility scooter?2023-08-16T14:10:13-05:00

Please visit the link below for information on how to rent a mobility scooter.


What are the dates for Holley Ford Festival?2022-11-18T11:09:28-06:00

September 28 – October 1, 2023

Register Today!

What is there to do at Holley Ford Festival?2021-04-08T20:19:31-05:00

For those who wish to participate with their vehicle, we have several packages available: Grand Champion Pack grants you access to the autocross, 3S Challenge, Dyno challenge, Countryside Cruise, and the Grand Champion specific Drag Class. This class is limited to the first 125 registrants and includes gate passes for two people (driver plus one).

For those who do not want to participate in the Grand Champion competition, we also have a 3-day Autocross package. This allows you to run your vehicle in the autocross, dyno challenge, 3S Challenge, Countryside Cruise, and the appropriate Show-N-Shine class for your vehicle.

For our drag racing contingent Holley’s Ford Festival is going in conjunction with the NMRA World Finals, so there are plenty of classes to choose from! Please follow the link to find out more about class information. A drag race package allows a racer to participate in the Dyno Challenge, Friday Test-N-Tune, and Saturday and Sunday drag racing.

Not into putting your pride and joy through the ringer, we have multi-day and single-day car show packs available (car show awards are Saturday & Sunday). Each package includes one car & driver and allows you to participate in.  This package is great because in addition to allowing you to show your car, it also allows you to participate in the countryside cruise and the dyno challenge.

As a spectator, you can expect to be able to enjoy watching all of these events unfold over the course of the weekend while enjoying a large vendor midway to spec out parts for your current ride or project vehicle. We will also have a large selection of food vendors on-site to keep you going!

How Do I Attend as a Spectator?2022-07-20T14:09:26-05:00

Tickets are available for purchase prior to the event online, or onsite.

Click here to purchase spectator tickets.


What are the show hours?2022-11-18T11:10:04-06:00

Spectator show hours:

2023 schedule coming soon!

Where do I go to register my car online?2022-07-27T09:31:30-05:00
What do I get if I register my car?2022-07-21T09:35:07-05:00

Each Ford Festival Registration package includes entry for the vehicle and driver. Each package will also include participation in various event segments depending on the package selected. To view the different registration packages and their inclusions click here.

What is the price to enter?2021-04-08T20:15:56-05:00
What are registration hours for Grand Champion and Autocross Packages?2021-04-08T20:11:14-05:00

Registration Hours:
Thursday, Coming Soon! @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Friday, Coming Soon! @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Saturday, Coming Soon! @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Sunday, Coming Soon! – End of event @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion

If I Pre-Register online, how do I get my credentials?2022-07-27T09:43:00-05:00

All pre-registration credentials for Grand Champion and Autocross package pick-up will be at Beech Bend (no off-site pickup is provided). Additionally, all competitors will need to complete the required event waiver prior to your arrival.

Intergalactic Ford Festival waiver The waiver process is a 2-step process

  • Step 1) Fill out the waiver and submit it.
  • Step 2) Verify your email to secure your valid waiver.

Note: Both the Driver and the Plus one must complete the waiver.  Once you have completed the 2 part process, you will receive an email – you may print that email OR come to registration with the QR code on your smartphone to be scanned at packet pick up.

All drivers are required to present their government-issued driver’s license to pick up their packets at registration.

All plus ones must come to registration with a driver’s license and QR code from their completed waiver to pick up their wristband.  If the plus one does not arrive with the driver they can pick up their wristband at a later time from WILL CALL.

Important Notes: Only listed registrants will be able to pick up credentials.  Plus one does not admit a vehicle into the event. All participants must stop at registration and pick up credentials. You do not need to produce the confirmation letter at registration, but you will have to have your valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the vehicle’s valid government issued registration.


Registration credential pickup is at Beech Bend’s Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion.

Beech Bend Raceway

798 Beech Bend Park Rd,

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Where can I get hotel information?2021-04-08T20:00:14-05:00
Can I camp at Beech Bend over the weekend?2023-08-08T13:38:40-05:00

Yes, Beech Bend has onsite campgrounds available – please see this link for information Please note that slots are first-come, first-serve. Tent camping will NOT be allowed on the race track property during the event, however, if you are bringing your RV/Camper and are a registered racer, you are welcome to camp in that vehicle within your pit spot during the event.

What vehicles are welcome to participate?2022-07-20T14:16:37-05:00

Any Ford powered vehicle is welcome to participate in the event.

Can I rent a golf cart at the show?2023-08-17T09:54:57-05:00

Rental carts are not available for spectator rental at the event. However, support vehicles, including golf carts and ATVs, that support officially registered event participants will be allowed at Beech Bend Raceway Park, and must display the official and current event support vehicle permit decal. The permit decal must be applied to the vehicle in such a manner that it is clearly visible and unable to be removed and shared with another vehicle. Officially registered participants who request a permit will be issued one vehicle permit for the duration of the event. All support vehicle drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a current state-issued driver’s license.

Spectators or other non-registered participants will not be allowed to bring any golf carts/ATVs onto the property for any reason. Personally owned motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be brought onto the property providing owners show a valid and current state-issued handicapped or disabled placard or designation. Personally owned motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters will not require a support vehicle decal.

NEW for 2023 –

To have an Off-Road Pit vehicle (Golf carts, etc) you must purchase the required pass for $10.00.  Off-Road Pit vehicles are no longer free.  They are only available for registered driver and are limited to 1 – per driver Off-Road Pit vehicles are for assisting the competition vehicle.  You must sign the Off-Road Pit vehicles waiver on-site at driver check in.  Pit vehicles for Off-road may not be driven into the Show area and must stay in the Off-road area.

I can no longer attend, how do I request a refund?2021-04-08T19:58:38-05:00

Sorry to hear that. If you purchased from the Holley website, please email us fordfest@holley.com. If you purchased a package via the TheFOAT Ticketing website, please request a refund on that website.

Do I need a helmet to participate in the Autocross, 3S Challenge?2021-04-08T19:58:06-05:00

Helmet use is required (SA2015) for both drivers and passengers. The autocross course design will attempt to keep speeds below 45 M.P.H. Drivers and passengers must provide their own helmets and motorcycle helmets will not be allowed.


Can I drop my trailer and unload my car for the show?2021-04-08T19:57:41-05:00

Only event participants that are registered to compete in one or more of the various event segments of Holley Ford Festival will be permitted to park trailers in designated areas.

Can I bring my pet or animal to Ford Festival?2021-04-08T19:56:48-05:00

No pets are allowed in the Beech Bend Raceway facilities.

Can two people participate with the same vehicle?2021-04-08T13:55:24-05:00

Due to the timing and scoring component Grand Champion, Autocross, and Drag Racers can only have one registered driver per event.  Drag racers may have different registered drivers in different classes but not in the same class.  Grand Champion and Autocross segments can not have shared vehicles.

Still Have Questions? Please click here to contact us. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bowling Green!

For vendor and sponsorship opportunities for Holley Ford Fest, please contact FM3 Marketing at holleysponsorship@fm3marketing.com

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