For the 47th year, thousands of classic, restored street rods will rumble into Evansville for the annual Frog Follies at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th (2022).

After canceling the 2020 edition due to the pandemic, the annual event returned last year despite cases being on the rise at the time due to the Delta variant. While COVID is still very much a part of our daily lives, the severity of the newer BA.5 mutation of the Omicron, while reportedly more transmissible, appears to be less severe for the majority of people who have contracted it.

Once again, this year's Follies is expected to draw over 3,000 street rods from across the country, all of which were originally built before and up to 1949 making Frog Follies the largest car show in the country for vehicles of that age range.

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More Than Just a Car Show

Bullfrog in the hand
Kenneth C. Zirkel
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In addition to the vintage cars, trucks, and other vehicles that will be on display, the event will also feature an arts and crafts show, a swap meet featuring over 150 booths selling car parts and accessories for all makes and models, and the always entertaining Celebrity Frog Races where recognizable faces and voices from local TV and radio stations, along with other well-known local figures will compete to see who can get their real, live bullfrog to cross the finish line first.

The three-day event also serves as a fundraiser for the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue in Evansville. The Center will be on-site throughout the weekend selling half-pot tickets and will receive a portion of the proceeds collected from admissions.

Tickets are $5 per person at the gate. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information on this year's event, visit Frog Follies.org.

Win Passes

How would you like to experience the 2022 Frog Follies for free? Enter to win using the form below by Sunday, August 7th at 11:59 PM for your chance to win a pair of passes good for either Saturday, August 27th or Sunday, August 28th.

Winner's will be contacted by phone or e-mail on Monday, August 8th. Winners can claim their prize at the Townsquare Media offices on 6th floor of the Fifth Third Bank building in downtown Evansville between the time they are notified of their win, and Friday, August 26th at 5:00 PM. 

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