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Fallbrook Vintage Car Show online registration is now open

FALLBROOK – The 56th annual version of the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show and Swap Meet will be held Sunday, May 28, again at Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road, in Valley Center. Last year's turnout included over 400 show cars and 40 plus vendors.

Visit to register a car or to obtain a swap meet booth space. Or print the forms, fill them out and mail them in. Attendees can order a 2023 poster at a discounted price when registering by checking the order box and picking up the poster at the merchandise booth at the car show.

Free admission and free parking to the general public is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

The show car gate will be open from 7-10 a.m. There will be no day-of-show registrations; entrance is controlled. Dash plaques are given to each registered vehicle.

The swap meet entrance opens at 7 a.m. All vendors must be set up by 9:30 a.m. and vehicles parked in designated vendor parking areas. Like last year, there are two vendor areas, the "Artisan Circle" is near the Bates main store. The car show field hosts the line of auto-related vendors adjacent to all the car action.

For swap vendors, there will be set-up time available Saturday at 1 p.m.

Bates has been host to many, many car shows, craft fairs and other large events over the last 30-plus years. Public parking is available by entering the gate and following the signs and attendants' directions. Handicap parking is available up front; look for the signs.

The featured cars are of British origin/manufacture and will be grouped together under the shade trees. Adjacent to them will be the "brass era" cars, pre-1916 preserved historical masterpieces.

The FVCC merchandise sales booth will be selling shirts, hats, posters, sweatshirts, T-shirts and other collectable items. Like last year, food vendors will be available early on and throughout the day. Restrooms are available adjacent to the Bates General Store, which has snacks, food, gifts and goodies from all over the world.

Inside the Artisan Circle will be a large tent with tables and benches for shade and a place to sit and eat. Near there is the Bate's animal zoo, great for children. Raffle tickets will be available early, and prizes announced every hour. Visit the raffle booth to check to see if you have won some great prizes. A Marine Corps Color Guard will be present for opening ceremonies.

The Avocado Festival is coming up Sunday, April 23, and FVCC will have its mini car show and merchandise there.

Dogs are not permitted on Bates property nor alcohol. Proceeds from the show benefit local Fallbrook nonprofit organizations, primarily youth, older adults and military groups through FVCC donations.

Submitted by Fallbrook Vintage Car Club.


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