16th Annual Arts, Antiques & Autos is September 12th

The classic, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles may be at the center of the arts and antiques at the Denton Arts, Antiques & Autos (AAA) event  but there is also plenty more to see and do for the artist, antique collector and anyone interested in a day of fun in downtown.  The event is on Sept. 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., around the historic Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 W. Hickory Street.   

This festival expects to showcase approximately 200 or more cars, trucks and motorcycles whose owners are competing for numerous awards, including the coveted Best of Show Award, first place in the original or modified category for each class, or a participant’s choice award.  The specialty awards are also a highlight of the show as these awards are made from old auto parts and are hand-painted by local artists, serving as an artistic treasure for the winners. Want to enter you vehicle?Check out the Events page for information, entry forms and deadlines.

Festival attendees can pick up a ballot at the information booth to vote on their favorite vehicles, too, choosing winners for six whimsical awards, such as Best “Family Truckster” and Best “Mid-Life Crisis Car,” among others.  Other inter-active festival activities include “Attic Treasure” information appraisals, Chalk Fest, arts & crafts vendors, a silent auction, drawing with chalk on a car, and kids’ craft activities.

Check out Chalk Fest pre-registration and the appraisal information on the Events page of this site for details. Pre-registration for Chalk Fest is encouraged.

The arts and antiques abound at this event and festival-goers shop and stroll through fine arts and crafts vendor booths, as well as the specialty boutiques, vintage stores, art galleries and studios in downtown Denton.   

The silent auction inside the courthouse will offer a chance to bid on some nice items ranging from downtown merchant goods and restaurant certificates to local entertainment packages. 

Festival-goers can also enjoy live music played by local bands throughout the day on the courthouse lawn featuring: Jeff Glover and Joe Pat Hennen; Woody’s Rampage; and High School Caesar.  And, the fall festival atmosphere is complete with tasty treats from any of downtown’s coffee houses, candy stores, ice cream shops, restaurants and vendors selling a variety of cuisines and festival foods.      

With all the activities and entertainment, this is the ideal way to spend a weekend in Denton.  General admission to the event is FREE.  Check the Events page on the website for details. Like us on Facebook at Downtown Denton - Denton Main Street Association and follow us on Twitter @DentonMSA.  

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