One key aspect of every car show is including vendors at the show. Vendors give spectators and exhibitors food, shopping, and entertainment options at the show location that otherwise would not be available. A good number of and wide variety of vendors at a car show helps make the show about more than just the cars. Vendors are also a source of revenue for a car show.

By attracting vehicle exhibitors and spectators you are creating a place where vendors that want to sell to these people want to be.

Keep in mind that you should actively seek vendors to come to your car show. They do not spend time looking for new events to add to their schedule. By calling the vendors you want at the show you build awareness for the show, generate revenue for the show, and greatly improve the show-day experience.

Car Show Food Vendors

  • Ice Cream & Snowcones
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast Options
  • Beer Garden
  • Food Trucks!
  • Breweries & Wineries
  • A Local Farmers Mini-Market

Car Related Services

  • Other Car Shows & Auto Shows
  • Tire Centers
  • Auto Glass Repair
  • Custom Auto Shops
  • Custom Car Painters
  • Pinstripers
  • Custom Upholstery Shops
  • Automotive Photographers
  • Classic Car Insurance Agents
  • Detailers
  • Car Clubs
  • Car Washes
  • Car Dealerships

Other Car Show Vendors

  • Hardware Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Chiropractors
  • Tour Companies
  • Print-on-demand T-Shirts
  • Workwear Companies
  • Hat/Sunscreen/Tylenol/Umbrella/Folding Chair Vendor


  • Balloon Twisters
  • Portable Ziplines
  • Caracaturists
  • Spray Paint Artists
  • Chalk Artists
  • Cosplayers
  • Kids Bouncy Houses
  • Face Painters
  • Carnival Games
  • Dunk Tank (you may need special permits & insurance approval)
  • Kids Toys Vendor


  • Local Nonprofits
  • Museums
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Local Youth Sports Teams (ask them to provide a kids activity)
  • Churches
  • Youth Organizations (ask them to provide a kids activity)
  • Artists
  • The Mayor or City Council
  • Politial Candidates


  • Local Newspapers
  • Local Radio Stations (one can DJ for you)
  • Drone Videographers

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About The Author

Jeff Kelly started AssetLab Marketing to help businesses sell more by increasing the number of leads, calls, and sales coming from their website, social media, and online advertising.

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