Take part in an exciting weekend with the Barber Vintage Festival – Oct 8-10


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Start your engines for the Barber Vintage Festival! Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Trying to think of weekend plans? If you enjoy motorbike rides, thrilling daredevil shows, great food and family fun, the 16th Barber Vintage Festival, which takes place October 8-10, is for you. Read on for all the details on why this must-see event is happening near Birmingham.

About the event

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Spot some cool vintage bikes at the Barber Vintage Festival. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

This is a three day event packed with action and fun activities. People come from all over for this festival, and with an entire weekend of events and races scheduled all day long, I can understand why it is so popular.

The festival features stunt shows, vintage motorcycle races, an exchange meeting with over 650 vendors, track action and Moore, hosted by the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association.

If you like crazy stunts, entertainment and unique products, you had better go to the Fan Zone.

Here you can find the Wall of Death, a live thrill-seeker show with a silo-shaped wooden cylinder 9 meters in diameter. Inside, the bike’s daredevils run along the vertical wall performing a track, whimsical and acrobatic ride. The Urias Family Daredevils will also be present and perform in their legendary Globe of Death.

Want to add some tunes to the weekend? The Fan Zone will also feature live music on Fridays and Saturdays courtesy of Tim Dugger and Sixwire.

Check out the full program of fun events.

Details to know

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How fast do you think this ride can go? Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

This is the largest vintage motorcycle festival in the country, and all the action takes place from Friday October 8 through Sunday October 10 at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and surrounding park.

They offer several different ticket and package options:

  • General admission ticket: Includes general admission and access to the Paddock
  • Paddock Club Sports Grill ticket: General admission + Unlimited lunch, 2 drink tickets for non-alcoholic drinks, televisions, air conditioning and better view of the track
  • Camping passes: Includes on-site camping passes valid from 11 am Thursday October 7 to 10 am Monday October 11.
  • Tickets for the parade towers: To participate in the parade, bicycles must be a minimum of 125 cc, riders must be 19 years or older and passengers must be 14 years or older.

Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

Go to their website to purchase your tickets today.

Have you never been to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum?

The museum was named Alabama’s Best Attraction by USA Today, and there’s no better time to visit than during the Festival. The museum will be open for extended hours during this weekend event and will feature interesting seminars from professionals in the field.

Moonlight dinner, anyone?

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Visit the museum during the Barber Vintage Festival. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Barber Vintage Festival is very excited to announce the return of its Motorcycles by Moonlight dinner this year.

This is an exclusive evening of delicious food, fun and a special guest. The evening begins with a cocktail party and silent auction to benefit the museum, followed by a sit-down dinner and a short presentation with a question-and-answer session with the Grand Marshal, Mary McGee.

Take a ticket and you can dine with the legend herself. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Mary McGee is one of the most pioneering motorcyclists in history and paved the way for women in the sport.

You can participate in this special event by purchasing tickets here.

Are you excited about all the fun that will take place at the 16th Barber Vintage Festival? Let us know by tagging us @bhamnow!

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