The City of New Roads’ 9th Annual Spring Street Festival and Classic Car Show will be held in downtown New Roads on March 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 300-plus open classic car show has become one of Louisiana’s most popular events because of its variety of participants and beautiful setting, along Main Street on scenic False River. Food vendors, local downtown restaurants and retail merchants will be open for show attendees and participants that day. Terry Mason, one of the industry’s top DJs, will announce the show.

This year’s show will be dedicated to Eddie “Pop” Langlois, a resident of New Roads who helped to start the New Roads Car Show nine years ago.   Langlois died last year after battling cancer.

More than 100 awards will be presented, including Top 50, Top 25, Sponsor’s Choice, Best Car, Best Truck, Longest Haul, Best Bike and Best in Show.  Registration for cars, trucks and bike participants prior to March 17 is $25, and $30 on that day. The first 100 cars registered for the event will receive a free t-shirt.

Admission to the show is free, and attendees can participate in a 50/50 raffle that splits the profits with the winner and Pointe Coupee Hospice.   Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

“Each year, this event features hundreds of cars and thousands of people for a day of fun and nostalgia.  The event continues to grow and gain in popularity each year,” Mayor Anthony Daisy said.  “We want to invite everyone out to enjoy the day.”

The show is sponsored by the City of New Roads and the New Roads Main Street Program.  For more information, visit New Roads Car Show Facebook page.