Pictures from the 2014 Frog Follies. This was the 40th anniversary of the antique car show event, which is the biggest and best pre-49 car show in the United States.
Was miserably hot today, August 23rd, 2014 at the Vanderburgh County 4H Fair Grounds for the 40th Anniversary of the Frog Follies. This event is the biggest and best pre 1949 automotive show in the United States and it's easy to see why. There was hardly any space not covered by antique cars and all the buildings were full of vendors. Even the fields were covered by swap events and vendors slinging any product remotely related to automotive.
The Frog Follies have become an annual event for father daughter time in the Davidson house hold. My 6 year old was just as excited to see all of the cars as I was, even tolerating my endless scanning of booths for a good deal.
Evansville does an amazing job at hosting this event and accommodating all the extra people inside the city. During my time, there were hardly any traffic jams, as 41 and Booneville-New Harmony road were clear and lines of cars were in constant motion. Furthermore, inside the fair grounds there were plenty of helpers parking cars, directing traffic, and watching out for walkers to and from the event.
As usual, I plan on attending again next year. Although, I'd like to order a little bit cooler weather please.
The immensely popular event, Frog Follies, which features antique cars and hot rods is coming back to on Evansville on August 22, 23, and 24th. This event takes up the entirety of the Vanderburgh County 4H Fair Grounds, showing off cars, fun events, and trade. It’s an event that I try to take in every year and one that my daughter has even started looking forward to.
The immensely popular event, Frog Follies, which features antique cars and hot rods is coming back to on Evansville on August 22, 23, and 24th. This event takes up the entirety of the Vanderburgh County 4H Fair Grounds, showing off cars, fun events, and trade. It's an event that I try to take in every year and one that my daughter has even started looking forward to.
Frog Follies will be celebrating it's 40th Anniversary in 2014, so expect many special events. Like previous years, the Frog Follies are appropriate for the entire family! So, weather permitting, bring the kids young and old.
Below are some pictures I took from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Frog Follies.
Beautiful weather, custom rides, and happy faces as far as the eye can see. No doubt about it, this would be the best way to describe the 2009 Frog Follies in Evansville, IN. My only regrets are that I didn't have longer to spend time with the attendees and those that traveled so far to enjoy the company of other hot rodders.
I showed up to the Frog Follies, which is located every year out at the Evansville 4H Grounds, around 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. At this time there were still hundreds of people filing in, 2 by 2 in some places, a sight in itself to behold. And once on the grounds excitement was in the air, mixed with testosterone, and lots of grease. Basically all the best smells mixed into one, which would make one heck of a dangling air freshner.
Another reason why I love attending the Frog Follies every year is because of how affordable it is. Unlike the Evansville downtown festivals, all the drinks and food you could possibly want are priced just right. Furthermore, just to get through the door you aren't charged an arm and a leg, $5 per person will do. Hiking around the 4,000-5,000 cars on display will create quite a thirst, thankfully RC is on tap around every corner. For $1.25 you'll get a humongous drink and another $1 will buy you a hotdog. Recession budgets rejoice!
Originally I had intended to bring my HD camcorder to take snap shots and conduct some interviews. Unfortunately I was plagued with electronic gremlins that prohibited me from taking any of my own pictures or video. Oh well, there is always Frog Follies 2010! Below are a few photos I culled from Flickr and the official Frog Follies website will eventually update to include a gallery of the 09 Frog Follies.
My absolute favorite event that comes to Evansville was here last week. The 33rd Frog Follies was at the Evansville 4H grounds and it looked like it was a huge success. I was out there on Saturday from around 10:00 to 3:00 and I could not believe how many cars and people there were. I've been every year for the past 8 years (unless it was rained out) and it seemed like there were more people this year than ever before.
For example, at 10:30 I decided I wanted to beat the lunch rush and get me a hotdog to snack on. Pfft. Forget about it, every food line had what seemed to be over 50 waiting feverishly for some substanence. Thankfully, there were vendors for drinks only, so refreshments weren't a problem. Needless to say, I went hotdogless though. Perhaps the very reasonable prices is what draws so many people to actually eat on site at the Follies or maybe the food is just that good. At any rate it wasn't a loss, with my $1.25 RC Cola I was ready to see some hot rods.
With so many cars on display a person could spend all 3 event days browsing around and still not see everything. And while I did come away with some pictures of the Frog Follies, I didn't get nearly enough, since I was too busy rubber necking all the vehicles. Enjoy what I did walk away with below.