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Ready to plan

your weekend at the

Iola car show?

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Take a look at some helpful hints to make sure you see EVERYTHING Iola has to offer!

Parking & Buses

We offer free spectator parking! Follow the street signs to get to the Iola Car Show Spectator lots. These will locate you near Gate #1, our main spectator entrance. Please note a number of paid private lots surround the show grounds.

The bus shuttle runs from the campgrounds to Gate #16 in the car corral area. It also operates in spectator parking, continually dropping off at Gate #1.

*Golf carts are allowed around the perimeter of the grounds. See the golf cart path (pink line) on the show grounds map for the path. If you need help up and down the aisles, we allow 1-person mobility scooters.

Where do I go to see...

Special Guests

Head to Gates 3 and 4. Special guests will be located on the main drag. Check out our Iola 2024 schedule of events to get an idea of what to expect!

Blue ribbon

Head to Gates 4, 5 and 3. Blue Ribbon cars are along Hwy. 161 and it's a great place to start the show off at!

Show Cars

Head to Gates 3 and 2. Your post-war cars, the Old Cars Young Drivers, and the new Late Model vehicle category are located along Hwy J!

Swap Meet

Head to Gate 1, 15, 2 & 6. As you can see, you can't really go wrong when viewing the swap meet no matter what gate you enter! Located on the East side of the grounds, Gate 1 is the most popular swap meet entrance due to the proximity to free spectator parking.

Car Corral

Head to Gate 15. A show of its own, check out all the cars for sale in this lot. This area is fun to walk thru for the shear variation in cars for sale.

iola gearkiDS

Head to Gate 3. This is our 2nd year offering the Iola GearKids - a fun activity-filled area for kids to enjoy the show! The kids can get their hands dirty with Waupaca Foundry's "Foundry in a Box," they can pickup a scavenger hunt card, or get their face painted, plus so much more!

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Save this schedule of events to your phone so you can easily access it during the show!

Want even more help?! Download our Car Show app for an interactive map and to get notified of when events start on the grounds!

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