It's absolutely one of my favorite weekends of the year!   Buggies-N-Blues is June 12-13 in Mandan.

It's been one of the Upper Midwest's finest collection of classic cars and trucks since 1993.  It combines music in Heritage Park with food vendors and refreshments from the beer garden. Sit at a table or pull up a little plot of grass in the shade or the sunshine. It's a classic car parade, and most of all it's hundreds of the greatest vehicles ever created!

The Sunday classic car show is free to attend and you can generally find parking not too far off of Main and enter the show anywhere along the route. The weather forecast couldn't be better with plenty of sunshine both days and moderate winds on Sunday.  My weather flashback involving Buggies-N-Blues goes back to 2001. I had just moved to Mandan that June, and was saying farewell to some of my family that were staying in Bismarck's Comfort Inn.  Something very wicked indeed was taking over the western skyline.  It was the blackest storm front I had ever seen.  Looking out the hotel window, I saw classic cars scrambling everywhere to find some sort of cover.  My family fled out of town to the north and the east, I lived in Mandan, so I headed west.

It was the historic hailstorm of 2001, and I should have gone north.

Point is- the weather's gonna be beautiful, the cars will be stunning, and your family will have a fantastic time even if they're not car crazy!

Here's the schedule...

 

Saturday, June 12

  • 3-11 p.m. Food & Retail Vendor Show
  • 3-5 p.m. Jesse Faye
  • 5-7 p.m. Wolfman Jack Impersonator
  • 7-11 p.m. Street Dance with Moments Notice

Sunday, June 13

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wolfman Jack Impersonator
  • 1-3 p.m. BisMan "Little" Big Band
  • 3-4 p.m. Jesse Faye


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