Back to the Fifties turns 50 this year

Back to the Fifties turns 50 this year

WHAT: The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 50th Annual “Back to the 50’s Weekend” sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts returns this coming June! The show will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 10,000+ street rods, customs, classics, and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier.

Going on all Weekend

NAPA Auto Parts Display – Home Improvement Building200+ Commercial VendorsLadies’ Showcase (North End Event Center)

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cruise-N-Arts Craft Fair (Education Building) decor, gifts, wearables, and more

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Kids World activities (Machinery Hill) presented by Select Heartland Chevy Dealers


United States Flag Raising Ceremony (Base of Space Needle) – 9 a.m. Unveiling of the Northern Tool + Equipment’s Tools for the Trades™ Rat Rod Build-Off Karts – 11 a.m. at the Bandshell.


Military Salute Flyover – 11 a.m.Pin-Up Contest – (Bandshell) – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

Model Car Show & Contest (Education Building) – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.Free Live Music Friday & Saturday (Bandshell) 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


HUGE Swap Meet (Midway) – 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. Church Service featuring The Memories (Ladies Showcase) – 9:30 a.m. Closing Ceremony at 1 p.m. (Bandshell)

WHEN: Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2024
Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Falcon Heights, Minn.


ADMISSION: At the door: Adults – $15; Kids 15 and under FREE with each paid adult
Advance adult discount tickets ($2 off) available at participating NAPA Auto Parts

FREE RIDES ON METRO TRANSIT: Grab a free bus ride and avoid parking all weekend through our partnership with Metro Transit. Here are the links:

SHUTTLES: FREE Shuttles on Saturday ONLY from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. from two locations:

ETC/Energy Technology Center – 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. PaulMN Dept. of Education – 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville

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