Frequently Asked Questions

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

Holley’s inaugural Intergalactic Ford Festival kicks off September 26-29, 2019 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 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
  • Road Course Challenge
  • Dyno Challenge
  • Sonic Boom
  • Show-N-Shine
  • Countryside Cruise Digital Scavenger Hunt
  • Swap Meet
  • A large vendor midway and much more!

What are the dates for Holley Ford Festival?

 September 27, 28, 29, 2019.

Click Here To Register Now!

What is there to do at Holley Ford Festival?

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.

If you 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.

We also have a bonafide road course challenge taking place at Ford Fest. This portion of the event will be taking place at the world famous NCM Motorsports Park in conjunction with the SCCA Time Trial Nationals.

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?

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

Click here for early ticket purchase link.

What are the show hours?

Spectator show hours:

Friday, Sept. 27 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 | 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Click  to view the Ford Fest Event Schedule

Where do I go to register my car online?

Click Here To Go Directly To The Registration Page!

What do I get if I register my car?

Each Ford Festival Registration package includes entry for the vehicle and driver.

What is the price to enter?

Please click here to see the different packages for Ford Festival.

What are registration hours for Grand Champion and Autocross Packages?

Registration Hours:
Thursday, September 26 | 9 AM-6 PM @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Friday, September 27 | 8 AM – 6 PM @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Saturday, September 28 | 7:30 AM –6 PM @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Sunday, September 29 | 8 AM – End of event @ Tent In the Farm Lot (please follow the signs)

If I Pre-Register online, how do I get my credentials?

All pre-registration credential for Grand Champion and Autocross package pick-up will be at Beech Bend (no off-site pickup is provided). We will be using Beech Bend’s Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion.

Beech Bend Raceway

798 Beech Bend Park Rd,

Bowling Green, KY 42101

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. Important note: Only the listed registrant may pick up the credentials.

Where can I get hotel information?

Please follow the link for area lodging.

Can I camp at Beech Bend over the weekend?

Yes, Beech Bend has onsite campgrounds available – please see this link for information: https://www.beechbend.com/schedule&rates.htm 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 participant, you are welcome to camp in that vehicle within the property during the event.

What vehicles are welcome to participate?

Any Ford automobile or truck is welcome to participate in the event.

Can I rent a golf cart at the show?

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.

I can no longer attend, how do I request a refund?

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

Do I need a helmet to participate in the Autocross, 3S Challenge?

Helmet use is required (SA2010) 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.

Drag racing helmet standards are different. Please see our Drag Race Director Lonnie Grim for more information.

Can I drop my trailer and unload my car for the show?

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?

No pets are allowed in the Beech Bend Raceway facilities.

Still Have Questions? Please email fordfestival@holley.com and we will get back to you. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bowling Green!

For vendor and sponsorship opportunities for the Holley Ford Festival, please contact FM3 Marketing at 855-346-1369, ext. 2.

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