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Don’t Miss These 9 Car Shows in Kansas City This Summer!


As one of the biggest and best car dealerships near Kansas City, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by quality vehicles each day. But even with the hundreds of affordable new Chevys and used cars on our lot, we can’t equal the excitement you’ll experience seeing the vehicles on display at these 9 great Kansas City car shows.

Kansas City Car Shows

July 29 – The Great Car Show 2018

Opening to the public at 9 AM on July 29, 2018, The Great Car Show will showcase the nicest cars this side of the Mississippi. Judging will be done throughout the morning, with live demonstrations, music, and performances mixed in. Before the car show closes and winning vehicles are announced, treat your kids to a painted face or balloon animal—both of which are free with admission.

Hosted at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO, The Great Car Show benefits both the WWI Museum and Kansas City Automotive Museum. But time’s running out to buy tickets or register your beautiful car for one of the biggest and best Kansas City car shows of the year! Visit for registration details or to purchase a $5 ticket.

August 4 – Soybean Fest Car Show

The first weekend in August will be heavy on cars and soy in Norborne, MO. That’s because the 35th Annual Soybean Festival will be in full swing. Hundreds of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be on display, with awards handed out to winners in categories like Best in Show, Top 25, Best Paint, and others. A fun kids’ carnival will also be operational, so bring the entire family.

Check the Soybean Festival flyer and Facebook page for additional information

August 11 – REACH Car & Bike Show

Spectate for free or bring your beauty to show off at this Kansas City car show. Door prizes will be up for grabs, so if you don’t win a trophy for “best of show,” cross your fingers for a raffle win. Live bands, kids’ crafts, and bounce houses will all be ready to go, as well.

Held from noon to 4 PM in Kansas City, MO, this car and bike show and its proceeds will benefit families and local areas in need of aid. Register online at

August 11 – Vettes On the Plains Corvette Show

Now in its 7th year, the Vettes On the Plains Corvette Show in Olathe, KS, is our type of car show! Full of horsepower, this Olathe car show is packed with Chevy goodness. You’ll get a jolt from dozens if not hundreds of Corvettes as they rev, rip, and roar to life. From custom-modded Vettes to dreamy 1957 Corvettes, this show has it all.

If you’ve ever drooled over our Corvettes for sale in Olathe, you might faint at the Vettes on the Plains show. But it’s worth it. Head to the event’s official Facebook page for additional info.

August 18 – 30th Annual Midwest Camaro-Fest

Chevy overload! Sponsored by our very own McCarthy Auto Group, this car show near Kansas City (Riverside, MO) has been a local favorite for three decades. From 9 AM to 3 PM, we expect hundreds of Camaros to be on display. All Camaro models are eligible to win prizes, whether it’s a new 2018 Chevy Camaro you just purchased or a historic 1968 Z/28.

How can you really judge a Camaro, you ask? It’s very, very difficult to decide on a winner, but decide we must. Witness perfection by registering your Chevrolet Camaro online or visiting Camaro-fest this August.

August 25 – 2018 Pathway to Hope Annual Car Show

Held in the great city of Shawnee, KS, this rain-or-shine car show invites everyone to attend. Spectators are free and car owners can register to show their vehicles for just $20. All makes and models are eligible to be displayed, even custom and modded vehicles. If you’re an automotive tinkerer, this car show near Kansas City is the place to gain an audience.

Purchase tickets or register online. And bring a canned or non-perishable food item to help support Pathway To Hope, Blake House, and the many individuals the nonprofit assists.

September 8 – 2nd Annual Car Show 4 Kids

The newest Kansas City car show returns in 2018, and we’re excited to see it grow into one of the best car shows in the area. Benefiting patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital, this Car Show 4 Kids event will have 8 categories to judge this year, including a special group for kid’s bicycles, scooters, and power wheels. Obviously catered to kids and families, this Kansas City car show will also feature a free bounce house, coloring contests, and several arts and crafts.

Exotic cars. Bikes. Muscle cars. Tow trucks—the Car Show 4 Kids event will show it all off, rain or shine. Check the Facebook page for more info.

September 15 – 2nd Annual American Royal BBQ Car Show

Hosted alongside the American Royal BBQ Competition, this Kansas City car show will judge hundreds of vehicles from 11 Am to 3 PM on Saturday, September 15. Live music, an aroma-filled BBQ marketplace, a beer garden, and fantastic performances will be available before winners are announced on the main stage after 3:30 PM.

Nibble on some BBQ and browse some of the best cars in Kansas City—what better way to enjoy a summer day? Visit the American Royal BBQ Car Show Facebook page for registration and contact details.

September 15-16 – 32nd Annual Ol’ Marais River Run

Have a vehicle born before 1972? Then this Ottawa car show will become your holy land. Featuring cars weighing less than 1 ton, Ol’ Marais River Run is considered one of the most unique car shows in the Midwest, and any lover of automobiles would be crazy to miss it.

Visit to register or buy tickets for this weekend car show.


Find Your Dream Car at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe

Although we don’t typically sell custom hot rods or vintage cars, our Chevy dealership in Olathe has no shortage of practical vehicles for sale. From all-new Chevy Corvettes and Silverado pickups to certified used Chevy cars and trucks, our vast selection offers it all! Contact us at (913) 754-7208 or check out our showroom at 675 N Rawhide Road in Olathe, KS, to get started.




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