Ride into an exciting weekend with the Barber Vintage Festival —Oct. 8-10

Ride into the weekend with the Barber Vintage Festival—Oct.8-Oct. 10
Start your engines for the Barber Vintage Festival! Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Trying to think of weekend plans? If you love motorcycle rides, exciting daredevil shows, great food and family fun, the 16th annual Barber Vintage Festival, happening October 8-10, is for you. Keep reading for all the details on why this is a can’t-miss event taking place 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 full of action and fun activities. People travel from all over for this festival, and with an entire weekend of all-day-long scheduled events and racing, I can understand why it’s so popular.

The festival features a stunt shows, vintage motorcycle racing, a Swap Meet with over 650 vendors, on-track action and Moore, hosted by the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association.

If you love crazy stunts, entertainment and unique merchandise, you better head to the Fan Zone.

Here, you can find the Wall of Death, a vintage, live-action thrill show featuring a silo-shaped wooden cylinder 30 feet in diameter. Inside, motorcycle daredevils race along the vertical wall performing track, fancy and acrobatic riding. The Urias Family Daredevils will also be present and will perform in their legendary Globe of Death.

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

Check out the full schedule of fun-filled 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 is going down Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10 at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and surrounding park.

They offer several different ticket options and packages:

  • General Admission Ticket: Includes general admission and Paddock access
  • Paddock Club Sports Grill Ticket: General Admission + All-you-can-eat lunch, 2 drink tickets for non-alcoholic beverages, TVs, AC and best track view 
  • Camping Passes: Includes on-site camping passes valid from 11AM on Thursday, October 7 to 10AM on Monday, October 11.
  • Parade Lap Tickets: To participate in the parade, bikes must be a minimum of 125 cc., drivers 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.

Head to their website to purchase your tickets today.

Never been to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum?

The museum was named best attraction in Alabama by USA Today, and there’s no better time to check it out than during the Festival. The museum will be open for extended hours during this weekend-long event and will include interesting seminars from professionals in the field.

Dinner by Moonlight anyone?

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

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

This is an exclusive evening of delicious food, fun and a special guest. The night begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction benefiting the museum, followed by a seated dinner and short presentation with a Q&A session with Grand Marshal, Mary McGee.

Grab a ticket and you could have dinner with the legend herself. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Mary McGee is one of the most pioneering motorcyclists in history and has paved the way for females in the sport.

You can be a part of this special event by grabbing tickets here.

Are you excited about all of the fun going down at the 16th annual Barber Vintage Festival? Let us know by tagging us @bhamnow!

Miranda Shaffer
Miranda Shaffer
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