Barber Vintage Festival returns to Birmingham for 15th annual event. Friday-Sunday, October 4-6

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This is just glimpse of some of the incredible vintage vehicles you may see at the festival. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Birmingham’s 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, presented by BMW Motorrad, returns on October 4-6 . This annual event is the perfect way to kick start the fall festival season.

Don’t miss out on the world’s largest vintage motorcycle event in the country. Get your tickets to the festival today.

What to expect at Barber Vintage Festival 🏍️

My parents rode the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, North Carolina. My mom is on the left, and my dad is front and center. Photo supplied by Samantha Moats

A few years ago, my parents decided to buy motorcycles. What I initially thought was a mid-life crisis became an obsession, and this obsession runs in the family. That’s why I was stoked to learn about Birmingham’s Barber Vintage Festival.

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Lined up and ready for you to check it out. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Beginning on Friday, October 4, more than 75,000 people from all over the world will gather at Barber Motorsports Park for Barber Vintage Festival.

The festival is the largest of its kind and also features the nation’s largest vintage Swap Meet. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a motorhead, this is your chance. Over 600 vendors will be at the festival buying, selling, and trading vintage motorcycles, parts, and apparel. 

Attendees will also enjoy vintage motorcycle shows, on and off-road races, delicious food, and so much more.

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Death-defying, hair-raising, and so much fun. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Personally, I’m dying to see daredevil stunts performed on motorcycles in events like the Globe of Steel and the Wall of Death. Pun intended. 😁

In case you didn’t know: The American Motor Drome Company performs inside a massive wooden cylinder called a motordrome – aka the Wall of Death. While inside, vintage motorcyclists perform mind-blowing acrobatic tricks while traveling along the vertical wall.

But wait, there’s more!

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Let’s go racing. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

The Grand Marshal of this year’s festival is trail-blazing off-road champion, innovator, and entrepreneur John Penton. No big deal, but he basically re-invented off-road motorcycles. That’s an autograph you’re going to want. 🏁

Before the festival ends on Sunday, October 6, don’t miss your opportunity to sign up and experience a Demo Ride.

Experience the best of everything Barber Motorsports Park has to offer during the Barber Vintage Festival. Purchase tickets today.

About the Museum

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Look at all those motorcycles… Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

If you’re new to the world of motorcycles, the most important thing to know is that these vehicles are more than machines. They are considered works of art, and there is no place that recognizes this better than Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. 

Alabama-native and Porsche-racing champion George Barber began collecting vintage motorcycles in 1988. He founded Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in 1994, and it officially opened in 1995. Now, it showcases the world’s largest collection of vintage motorcycles. There are more than 1,600 in total.

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Stock up on apparel for yourself or as a gift. Christmas is right around the corner, you know. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Throughout the festival, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will also hold extended hours and informative seminars. It’s also one rare occasion the museum’s restoration level is open to the public. Take a sneak peak of the process while you can. 👀

Get your tickets to Barber Vintage Festival today!

The 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park has something for everyone.

This year, the festival begins at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4, and ends at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. Check out the full schedule of events to plan your weekend. 

Three-day general admission tickets are $60. Children ages 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets include complimentary Paddock access. However, admission to the museum is not included.

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Vintage in all its glory. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Museum tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and are available online. Discounts are available to members of the military and AAA. 

Grab your tickets to this one-of-a-kind motorsports celebration.

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