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The Shakedown is a huge outdoor car show and live music festival featuring vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the Midwest. A few years back, a friend labeled it "Summer Camp For Hot Rodders" and for many, that is exactly what it is. 

Exciting news!!!  We are moving to Oshkosh, WI to the Pioneer Vintage Airport at the EAA grounds!!! Same dates, same hours, same show, larger venue with expanded show car area, expanded camping with permanent shower and bathroom facilities and expanded vendor areas! We are NOT changing the layout of the event, same as always.  Minibike races, multiple stages with great bands, great vendors and a huge swap meet.  Vintage camping will be in a very nice area next to all the activities! Everything we have brought you for the last seven years in a larger venue with a lot more than ever before. Plus just as nostalgic a facility! <- check out what is at the Pioneer!

Our track record speaks for itself. You know the level of entertainment we provide and that will not be compromised! Same show, same people, different but just as charismatic venue!  

There will be some new and VERY fun additions to the show:  

  • Organized vintage bike rides every day throughout the facility.
  • Expanded Swap Meet and Commercial Vendors.  New indoor vending spaces!  
  • Indoor car display plus 100% period correct traditional hot rod and custom show area.  
  • Much larger, dry and flat campground. Stream running through it and LOTS of mature trees.
  • Daily camping passes available. Camping can start as early as Monday of show week!
  • LOTS of camp sites with power/water/sewer hookups!!!  
  • Dozens of hotels within minutes drive.
  • More room for show cars, both meeting criteria and our VIP parking area.
  • Park like setting for cars meeting criteria.
  • Full liquor and beer sales.
  • Great new food vendors plus some you will recognize from before.
  • Great local hot rod friendly restaurants and bars.
  • Great local attractions, museums, shopping and more! Close to the show!
  • LOTS more we can't wait to tell you about! Watch here for our announcement soon! Those worried about this event losing its charm and character will NOT be disappointed!  Don't worry about not being able to find a hotel or campsite, there are hundreds of rooms available with a couple miles.

Dates for 2016 are Aug 11-13. Always the second full weekend in August!

The Shakedown is a unique gathering of cars, culture and music that just has to be experienced in person. When you get here, you will understand why it is so special, to so many people.





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