CARLISLE, PA – For the first time in 10 years, Carlisle Events is expanding within the Keystone State, adding the Bloomsburg Nationals powered by Carlisle Events to its schedule. The event, formerly known as the Bloomsburg Annual Rod and Custom Cruise-In, will take place Friday through Sunday, August 10-12 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The fairgrounds, located at 620 West Third St. in Bloomsburg – Columbia County, less than five miles from exit 232 and Interstate 80 is comprised of 227 acres of land. On-site amenities include 24-hour security, camping, exhibit buildings and in 2011, saw nearly 7,500 attendees come to town for the event.
Carlisle Events will work with the Dream Machines Motor Club and the Bloomsburg Fair Association for its second such business partnership in the past 14 months, having previously joined forces with Auctions America by RM in January of 2011. At Bloomsburg, Carlisle will collaborate with an organization that has been hosting automotive events in northern Pennsylvania since 1986.
Enthusiasts who attend can expect to see many features that they have grown accustomed to as well as some new additions, with a Carlisle twist. Confirmed for the 2012 event are bull riding on Friday evening and a Saturday concert. It is expected that the concert will feature a mainstream country act. Additional activities associated with the car show itself, as well as the on-grounds entertainment, are currently under development and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Spectator admission will be $8 per day and kids 8 and under are free. Those wishing to participate in the weekend as a vendor or in a showfield capacity should contact Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855 or visit www.CarlisleEvents.com for registration information. Prices begin at $29.75 (showfield registration), $60 (vending) and $50 (car coral). Additional costs will apply depending on registration date or desired vending location.
“The Bloomsburg Fair Association is very excited to be working with Carlisle Events, the premier collector car organization in the country,” noted Paul Reichart, Fair Association President. “With nearly 40 years experience promoting and producing events that are known worldwide, the opportunity to work with a company that has such rich history was a no-brainer,” added Reichart. “I’m confident that between the Fair Association, the Dream Machines Car Club and Carlisle Events, the second weekend in August will be unlike any other before it.”
“This opportunity fell into our lap and it just felt right,” noted Carlisle Events co-owner Lance Miller. “The more we researched the event and its rich history, the more comfortable we felt moving forward. In meeting with Paul (Reichart) and long-time event supporter Randy Lawton we really felt a synergy.” Miller continued by saying that “we did our due diligence in researching the event and decided that this event fits well into our lineup. The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds has endless potential for concerts, live entertainment and more given their on-site stage and footprint within the community. We're late in the game planning wise for 2012, but we’re eager to get our feet wet and learn from this first show. The future is bright and we’re anxious to grow the event and make all the participants smile from ear to ear.”
“Past participants always tell me that this show is the best kept secret of shows to attend,” noted Lawton. “With Carlisle Events promoting the show, this will become a MUST attend automotive event in the northeast. I encourage everyone who is interested in attending to pre-register early!”
About Carlisle Events: Carlisle Events, producer of 11 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its Pennsylvania based shows annually. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA) and Bloomsburg Fairgrounds (Bloomsburg, PA). Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions - Spring and Fall Carlisle as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, imports and kit cars and tuner and modern customs. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at www.CarlisleEvents.com and www.CarlisleAuctions.com.