Zephyrhills Winter AutoFest
Feb 20 - Feb 23, 2014
LOCATION: Festival Park | Zephyrhill, FL
Child Admission: under 12- FREE
Zephyrhills Winter AutoFest, a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction, takes place annually at Festival Park. The event and facilities are located just off U.S. Highway 301 in Zephyrhills, Florida; just north of Tampa. Winter AutoFest signifies the start of Carlisle's year long event schedule and provides the first shopping and buying opportunities for thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts. With a favorable climate year round, attendees and participants alike travel to Festival Park from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. The event is family friendly and when onsite, you'll marvel at the sheer size of one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Zephyrhills is a prime location to purchase a car within the car corral where you can deal directly with the owner or buy sell and trade with total confidence as part of the swap meet. Finally, the auto auction held throughout the weekend provides unmatched excitement with hundreds of cars crossing the block, all to the delight of buyers, sellers and enthusiasts alike. Don't miss out on this very special event, held each winter in Pasco County.
Festival Park is located at 2738 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541.
Zephyrhills Winter AutoFest 2014
A BRIEF REVIEW OF 2013
Record Numbers, Great Weather Highlight Winter AutoFest
The Carlisle Events staff traveled to Zephyrhills, Florida with the intention of putting on the best Winter AutoFest of all time and succeeded! The 39th offering of the annual and very popular event in Pasco County saw a record number of enthusiasts pass through the gates, plus over 2,000 vending and car corral spaces were filled with memorabilia, merchandise, parts and cars; all for sale by owner. The two-day auto auction saw a 60% sell through rate, plus over $2 million in total sales. In addition, family fun took center stage with monster truck rides, police demonstrations and a Friday cruise-in and movie screening. Overall, the event was a major success.
Winter AutoFest turns 40 in 2014 and you can be part of the fun today. Contact Carlisle Events for details on getting involved. The event takes place February 20-23.
| Zephyrhills AutoFest to Host Monthly Car Cruise
Join Enthusiasts at Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Join local and regional "car folks" for a monthly cruise-in at Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Gall Boulevard on the north side of Zephyrhills. The cruise is open to all styles and era of vehicle and takes place during the second Saturday of each month. There is no cost to participate and best of all, Five Guys may even have a drink or side discount available for you. For more details on how to be involved, e-mail AutoFest event manager Jim Brady. With ample parking and an ideal climate, be sure to join in the fun monthly.
The address for the cruise location is 7654 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, Florida, 33541.
| Consign or Buy at Winter AutoFest
Two-Day Auction at Zephyrhills Entertains Thousands Annually
Be part of the auction excitement on Friday and Saturday at Festival Park for the ever-popular collector car auction. This auction sees nearly 300 cars cross the block and cars are frequently run in the following categories: Muscle Car, Street Rod, Classic Car, Antique, Luxury, Exotic, Race Car, Sports Car, Specialty Truck and Motorcycle. If you are interested in machines that fall in these groups, consider attending as a spectator. If you've got something special you'd like to sell, contact Carlisle Events today at 717-243-7855 for consignment options.
| Experience the Swap Meet Frenzy
Large Facility Allows for a Wide Array of Products
Whether you call it a swap meet, automotive flea market or auto jumble, one of the highlights at Zephyrhills is its massive area of new and used auto parts and accessories. You'll find everything from engines to transmissions, axles to chassis, steering to tail lights and just about everything in between. There is also a great selection of memorabilia available, including vintage signs, gas pumps, toys and more. The swap meet provides a perfect outlet to find a hidden gem or missing resto piece for your at- home project. Product conditions will vary, but rest assured you’ll find great shopping at Zephyrhills.
| Automotive History on Sale in the Car Corral
Snag a Classic or Modern-Day Collector Car
The car corral is where individuals offer vehicles only (no parts, etc.) for sale. You can shop and make the deal directly with the owner. Spaces are approximately 10’ frontage x 30’ depth. This winter, be sure to secure your space in order to sell your collector car. If you are a buyer, don't miss a great chance to walk Festival Park and browse a wide array of vehicles for sale. Deal directly with the owner and broker a deal in no time. For car corral information, contact Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855.
| Monster Truck Rides Coming to Festvial Park
Climb Aboard the Shell-Camino at Winter AutoFest
Winter AutoFest is pleased to welcome Ron and Shelley Kujat as well as their Shell-Camino Monster Truck to Festival Park. The truck and crew will provide Monster Truck rides between Thursday and Sunday during normal event hours and everyone is encouraged to go for a spin.
The truck itself has a retro-fitted bed to host passengers and is a 1972 Chevy El Camino. The truck will give rides for a nominal fee, $8 for a single ride, $15 for two. The ride takes place rain or shine. The truck can hold up to nine adults or 12 children, so bring the entire family and be part of a once in a life time experience.
| Be Part of a Very Special Cruise-In Friday
Honor American Graffiti, Q105 and Winter AutoFest
Join Tampa Bay's Q105 FM and morning man Mason Dixon for a very special Friday only cruise-in as part of Winter AutoFest. The cruise will help celebrate 40 years of the iconic Hollywood film American Graffiti as well as 40 years of music with Q105. Cars and enthusiasts are invited to cruise-in at any point throughout the day on Friday (2/22).
The fee to participate is $20 by pre-registering or $25 if done onsite, but that cost not only covers admission for two, it also affords the participant a limited edition dash plaque, special reserved parking and gives them access to a special evening screening of American Graffiti. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There will also be "celebrity choice" awards, picked by local media, enthusiasts and dignitaries. The selection process takes place between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with awards at 4 p.m.
The cruise-in will dismiss from Festival Park around 5 p.m. and the movie screening will take place at the Shops at Wiregrass in nearby Wesley Chapel, starting between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to assure their comfort while watching the film.
No "for sale" signs are allowed on cars participating in the cruise-in.
| Family ID Kits Provided at Winter AutoFest
Join Zephyrhills Police to have Children Printed
Adults who bring a child to Winter AutoFest are encouraged to visit with the Zephyrhills Police Department for a free fingerprint identification kit. This is a great way to have your child's prints on file for safety and security purposes. In addition, the ZPD will showcase their furry partners with K-9 demonstrations. A complete schedule, including times and days they'll be onsite is forthcoming.
| Camp at Zephyrhills
Tents, RV's and Motor Homes of All Types Welcome
Camping in the rough is available for this event. Restroom and shower facilities are available onsite and you'll have access to water to fill your tank and a sewer dump station for your convenience. Camping costs just $80 for the entire weekend (Thursday - Sunday), which includes admission for two. Certain discounts may apply depending on when you register. Campers arriving prior to Thursday will be charged an additional $10 per early night for admission to the campgrounds. Also, towed vehicles will be charged $10 (extra) for the entire weekend.
Insurance constraints prohibit golf carts, scooters, mopeds, mini bikes, ATV's or similar vehicles. All pets must be on a leash and kept in the campground area. No pets permitted in Flea Market or Auction area.
| Bid Online During the Collector Car Auction
Real Time Bid to Host During Winter AutoFest
Can't make the auction but still want to be part of the auction excitement? No problem! Courtesy of RealTimeBid.com, you can browse the lot and place your bid. The process is secure, safe and best of all, in real time. Don't miss out on a collector gem just because you are unable to attend the event. Click the link below and get involved today!
| Acres of Free Onsite Parking Available
Easy Access to Grounds and Event Action
By attending events at Festival Park, you are guaranteed to never have to walk too far to enjoy the fun. With over 200 acres of property, you can be certain that getting on and off site is simple. Plus, when you buy your parts and memorabilia onsite, it’s a short return trip to store your wares. With plenty of spaces available, you'll be amazed at the convenience of it all.