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31st Annual Street Festival, Car Show & Chili Cook Off

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The Hollister Downtown Association (HDA) invites you to our 31st Anniversary Street Festival, Car Show and Chili Cook Off on Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in Historic Downtown Hollister! The Street Festival began as a giant sidewalk sale and featured free watermelon for attendees.For the last 25 years it has featured a very popular car show.Over 200 beautiful cars and trucks and 8,000 festival goers will descend upon downtown to catch up with friends and family while admiring the vehicles on display.You will surely hear proud owners telling the history of their cars while happily allowing pictures to be taken from the interested attendees.From muscle cars to low riders, exotic European vehicles to trucks, there is a style and color for everyone to enjoy.Enthusiastic vendors will line up along Seventh Street between San Benito and Monterey Streets, bringing items such as shave ice, kettle corn and baked potatoes.Be sure to visit our raffle table and buy an event shirt while you are in the vendor area.We will feature live bands, including Bobby Love & Sugar Sweet and The Flashbacks, on two stages along San Benito Street.The kids’ area will encompass the 400 block, complete with bounce houses and face painting.For the third year in a row, we have partnered with the Hollister Firefighters Union to add a chili cook-off to round out the 400 block fun!

Last year’s best of show car was a bright red 1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS owned by Bruce Himebauch from San Juan Bautista. It will be featured on this year’s poster and t-shirts. Car owners interested in participating in our event can register online http://www.downtownhollister.org/2017-street-festival-car-show-car-show-registration/ or by downloading an application http://www.downtownhollister.org/content/documents/StreetFestival/2017/2017_SF_CarShowApplication.pdf or stopping by our office at 514 Monterey Street.We

Stay in touch with the latest on this event by liking our FaceBook event page @Hollister Street Festival, following us on Twitter @dwntwnhollister or on Instagram @hdamarketing.We also invite you to join our mailing list for our weekly e-blast by signing up on our website or by sending an email to marketing@downtownhollister.org.

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