Car is King + Maryhill Arts Festival

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts during this two-day festival devoted to creativity in all its forms.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

Concours de Maryhill | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s feature car is autos 1945 and older, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. This is an open car show and anyone with a special car may enter. The day concludes with an awards presentation, followed by a catered dinner at 4 p.m. Organized by Goldendale Motorsports Association. Free on museum grounds for spectators. Want to enter your car? Click here for more information.

Maryhill Arts Festival | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Browse and shop booths featuring Northwest artists working in a variety of media, including painting, glass art, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and more. Free on museum grounds. Click here for a list of featured artists.

 

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | Noon to 2 p.m.

The historic Maryhill Loops Road, one of the first modern roads in the Northwest, is opened for automobiles only twice a year. This is your chance to take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the road’s eight hairpin curves. Free on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located just east of US 97 off of State Route 14.

 

Family Fun: Veggie Car Races | 1 to 3 p.m.

Join in the fun at the annual Classic Veggie Car Races just for kids. Children can put their ingenuity to work transforming humble veggies into fantastically engineered cars and race them on a 12 foot ramp for thrills and chills. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in this free and fun outdoor activity. FREE on the museum grounds.

Dining | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Several locally operated food vendors will be on-site – Bake My Day during the day and Bob’s Texas T-Bone for dinner – as well as Loïe’s: The Museum Café inside Maryhill Museum of Art.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

Maryhill Loops Hill Climb | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maryhill Loops Hill Climb. Photo courtesy of Martin Rudow.

Maryhill Loops Hill Climb. Photo courtesy of Martin Rudow.

Vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s race singly in a three-mile timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road. Free for spectators viewing the race from the Highway 97 Overlook and from designated viewpoints along the route. Organized by the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association; only their approved cars and drivers will be competing. This program is assisted by members of the Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club; Yakima Valley Sports Car Club and Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts. For Entry Form or Information contact Starke Shelby at 206-230-0203. or starke@nwinsctr-mi.com

 

 

Maryhill Arts Festival | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Browse and shop booths featuring Northwest artists working in a variety of media, including painting, glass art, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and more. Free on museum grounds.  Artists who are interested in participating in the Maryhill Arts Festival, click here for application and more info.

 

Dining | 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy lunch, light snacks, beer and wine at Loïe’s: The Museum Café inside Maryhill Museum of Art.

Music | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the bluegrass and Americana sounds of The Ryders from Seattle. (Artists will take breaks throughout the day.)

MANY THANKS TO OUR Car is King Weekend + Maryhill Arts Festival Sponsors:
Goldendale Motor Sports Association | Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association | Maryhill Museum of Art | Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club | Yakima Valley Sports Car Club