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What: 5th Annual Carfest
When: Friday, April 3rd, 6p-10p / Saturday & Sunday April 4th & 5th, 10am-6pm
Where: Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall
Cost: Free to Public!
San Antonio’s Community of Automotive Professionals (501c3) will hold its fifth annual CarFest, April 3rd-5th. So far, CarFest has given away nearly a million dollars in car repairs, giveaway vehicles and money to trade schools!
This free, three-day festival is open to the public and will include activities for all ages. The event kicks off Friday night with Friday Night Lights, featuring a cruise-in, live DJ, games, food trucks and the “Cars” movie on the GIANT screen!
Saturday and Sunday include FREE Vehicles given away every 2 hours to the general public! Drawings for a total of 10 free vehicles to be given away to lucky Carfest attendees who must be present to win.
Kids area, How-To Clinics, Retail Shopping, and live music and entertainment throughout the event. An IBCA sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off Competition awarding the “Best of” categories for brisket, pork spare ribs, and chicken, plus a Chili-Cook-off!
Coming back this year for ages 15-17 in 2020, the CarFest New Driver’s Workshop! Teens get to learn some basic car knowledge, use the distracted driving simulators and play New Driver Jeopardy! Every teen that attends this workshop will get a chance to win a free vehicle!
During Carfest, some of San Antonio’s top automotive repair facilities volunteer their time to repair 25 vehicles for preselected car repair recipients nominated through regional charitable organizations. Working alongside the professionals, automotive students from local schools will learn job-related skills and gain hands-on experience.
In addition, Boy Scouts will have an opportunity on-site to pursue an Automotive Maintenance Merit badge. CarFest will award Trade Schools a total of nearly $100,000 in cash and equipment.