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10 Best Auto Shows in Rhode Island!

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Rhode Island’s auto show are hotspots for the region’s car enthusiasts seeking to showcase their own rides or view the newest displays of magnificent automobiles. There’s all types and years of incredible vehicles ranging from late models to antiques to foreign cars showcased at these auto shows, which bring locals together in the spirit of family-friendly fun. The best auto shows in Rhode Island are typically annual events that benefit deserving causes or offer attractions for all ages of car lovers.


Northeast International Auto Show, Providence, RI

Held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in February, the Northeast International Auto Show allows visitors to view all the hottest new vehicles in one place! This huge show displays over 250 new model cars, trucks, SUVs, etc. during a three-day indoor event that includes many vendors and attractions for attendees.

Misquamicut SpringFest, Westerly, RI

Each May, SpringFest provides three days of non-stop family-friendly entertainment and fun with spectacular rides, food vendors, crafters, and more. This beach festival also features a Classic Car Show that welcomes all classic and specialty cars to attend without any entry fee. Prizes, trophies, and giveaways are provided to attendees.

Charlestown Seafood Festival Car & Bike Show, Charlestown, RI

Charlestown Seafood Festival is a beloved Rhode Island tradition featuring rides, fireworks, live music, food, crafts, and a great classic car show. This popular show is held in August and welcomes all makes and models of antiques 30 years or older. There are awards and trophies for winning participants.

Concours d'Elegance, Newport, RI

Over 100 cars across various classes and from the early 1900s to 1970s compete for the esteemed awards at the Concours d’Elegance, held each fall in Newport. There’s an emphasis on special vehicles associated with history, luxury, and sport. A catered gourmet buffet, premium open bar, club access, and lounge are available for spectators.

MCCNE Annual Rhode Island Summer Car Show, Lincoln, RI

All vehicles are welcome for display at the Annual Rhode Island Summer Car Show, held in August at Bally’s Twin River by the Mustang Car Club of New England. Judging takes place for all show cars, and spectators can attend for free. There’s a 50/50 raffle that benefits the Tomorrow Fund.

Brightridge Club Fall Fair and Classic Car Show, East Providence, RI

The annual Fall Fair and Classic Car Show is a free, kid-friendly event held at the Brightridge Club in support of a worthy cause. Attendees can view old school classic cars, cast their votes for “Best of Show” award, enjoy live band music, raffles, and more. Over 60 vendors and food trucks are also available at this special event.

“Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show, Warwick, RI

Classic cars up to the year 1999 and Corvettes of all ages are welcome to enter the “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show in Warwick. This long-standing annual event offers commemorative dash plaques, free goody bags, and trophy awards for participants. There’s also oldies music, door prizes, and raffles. Donations and proceeds benefit the local animal shelters.

British Motorcars In Bristol, Bristol, RI

British Motorcars In Bristol is a must-attend car show for British car enthusiasts. This two-day event is held in June and includes a public car show, scenic tour, and block party in downtown Bristol. All proceeds from the car show registrations, sponsorships, vendor booths, etc. benefit the local charities.

Annual Cumberland Classic Car Show, Cumberland, RI

All makes and models of vehicles are welcome to attend the Annual Cumberland Classic Car Show, which benefits the Providence Ronald McDonald House. Spectators can also bring food items to support the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry. This worthwhile event is held in August and provides many trophies and awards for participants.

Nexgen Cars & Art Show, Providence, RI

The Nexgen Cars & Art Show is held at the WaterFire Arts Center and features an impressive display of custom and exotic cars. This indoor/outdoor car show offers lots of cool attractions including raffles, giveaways, competitions with car awards, low car limbo, tug a war, drifts, and more to experience.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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