Saturday, September 17, 2016

Car is King and the Maryhill Washington Arts Festival: October 1st and 2nd


Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts October 1 & 2, 2016 during Car is King Weekend and the Maryhill Arts Festival. This free, two-day celebration of creativity in all its forms includes a classic car show, artist booths, food vendors, and hands-on art, an open drive on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, and a timed hill climb featuring vintage sports cars.   

All activities are free on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
Concours de Maryhill | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Columbia River Highway as the car show features autos 1945 and older. The day concludes with an awards presentation and catered dinner at 4 p.m. FREE on museum grounds for spectators. Organized by Goldendale Motorsports Association. For more info: http://www.goldendalemotorsports.org/

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.

Art Under the Tent | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids of all ages can explore their creativity with a variety of hands-on art activities. FREE on the museum grounds.

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | Noon to 2 p.m.
Take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the historic 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.
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 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.
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.

Art Under the Tent | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids of all ages can explore their creativity with a variety of hands-on art activities. FREE on the museum grounds.

Dining | 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visit Loïe’s: The Museum Café inside Maryhill Museum of Art.
Music | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Car is King Weekend and the Maryhill Arts Festival is sponsored by the Goldendale Motor Sports Association, Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association, Maryhill Museum of Art, Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club, and Yakima Valley Sports Car Club.