15th Annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade and Florence RaceFest Aug. 29
Oh my, my! Fifteen years and counting!
This August 29 is the 15th Annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade sponsored by Raldex Hospitality and the Florence RaceFest sponsored by Agri Supply!
Florence RaceFest starts at 4 p.m. at the Florence Center with the NASCAR big rigs and their drivers, where fans can take pics and get autographs!
The NASCAR-themed event inspired by the weekend of races at Darlington Raceway is loaded with other live entertainment (including but not limited to):
- Emcees Dan E. Lockemy and Jai Jai Spann
- Xfinity driver Joey Gase, who will join Lockemy onstage at 5:30pm for a question and answer session
- The KidsZone with inflatables and games—and this year it’s inside with air conditioning
- An autograph table with NASCAR legend Donnie Allison who was part of the “Alabama Gang” (inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2009)
- 8-lane die-cast timed racetrack from Wade Entertainment Inc., which features computer scoring, a 46-inch LED display, and cars representing the sport’s favorite drivers
- Food and drinks plus ice cream and sweets, including Kona Ice of Florence and Andy Ard’s Ice Cream (with their kids’ train)
- A Snapster photo booth for keepsake photos or just capturing you at your goofiest
- Airbrush tattoos where you can get a semi-permanent logo of the Track Too Tough to Tame or other (available) NASCAR-related image
- Kids’ activity and craft tables inside the Florence Center
- Balloon artists the kids will love as animals take shape
- An exciting silent auction loaded with great NASCAR memorabilia (with proceeds benefitting local charities)
- A banner painting station (for displaying banners during the Car Hauler Parade!)
- And MUCH MORE!
Then at 7 p.m. the haulers for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Teams roll out on a 12-mile journey through cheering fans from the Florence Center to the Darlington Square and onto the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
At Darlington Square, their own RaceFest will provide more entertainment, food, a car show and more!
Before-mentioned NASCAR Xfinity driver Joey Gase, before all of these festivities but on the same busy day, will be signing autographs on Customer Appreciation Day at Agri Supply in Florence from 12-3pm. Accompanying Joey will be his racecar, and there will be a ticket raffle for Darlington Raceway’s August 31 Xfinity Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200.
For more information go to website http://www.darlingtoncarhaulerparade.com or check out our Facebook page at DarlingtonCarHaulerParade/.