It doesn't get any bigger than this... Build-Off Weekend stretches from Grafton Illinois to St Louis Missouri in the can't miss event of the summer. Saturday September 24 it's a scenic riverside car show at the Hawg Pit in Grafton. The entire town opens it's arms as rat rods, hot rods, bikes, and people from all over the country congregate for music, food, and a whole lot of fun. On Sunday September 25 it's the police-escorted Great River Road cruise into St Louis where Shapiro Metal Supply provides free food, soda, and music.
The 2016 Rat Rod Magazine Build-Off welcomes this year's field of builders to Grafton and the Hawg Pit on Saturday the 24th for registration. (Thank you to those who pre-registered earlier - this gives a ballpark head count.) While pre-registration is no longer necessary, all entrants are required to register at the Hawg Pit on Saturday.
For more Build-Off details please check out the post HERE.
For lodging in Grafton and other info about the town, please check out their page HERE.
The weekender / Shapiro Steelfest Facebook event can be found HERE.
Getting into town early? Sparks Speed Shop is hosting an open house on Friday the 23rd, and there will be other entertainment and social events in Grafton (like the annual Rat Rod Magazine / builder meet and greet.)