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Indoor car show will be at the
Fox Cities Exhibition Center

Classic Car Show

Friday, Sept. 27th

Octoberfest weekend kicks off with License to Cruise, a classic car show on Friday night at 3 p.m. Complete with about 400 classic cars, live music and great food, you won’t want to miss one of Appleton’s largest car shows.

Interested in displaying your vehicle that’s 2003 or older? Come on down to the avenue on Friday, September 27 at 3 p.m.! Registration is only $5.00 to park your car on the avenue. Special interest vehicles will be showcased in the Expo Center. Contact Gary Rohde to be in the Expo Center.

This year's specialty vehicle is 'Trucks, Station Wagons, and Vans'

2023 Music Schedule | Houdini Plaza Stage

3 - 5 PM | A-Town Unplugged

6 - 9 PM | FBI & The Untouchable Horns

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License to Cruise Schedule

11:45 AM
Vendors meet at the north lot of the PAC off of Division St.
12:00 PM
No traffic will be allowed to enter onto College Ave. and vendors will disperse to their locations.
12:00 PM
ALL vehicles parked on College Avenue (including show cars) will begin to be towed at owner’s expense.
12:45 PM
Volunteer vehicles and food vendors enter.
1:20 PM
Vendors must have vehicles off the avenue.
1:30 PM
Show vehicles are allowed on College Avenue and will be positioned by LTC staff. Cars will fill-up one block at a time, going from the theme cars out.
9:00 PM
License to Cruise officially ends. After the crowd disperses, ALL vehicles must be removed from those portions of College Avenue that are remaining closed for the evening. Any vehicles remaining in those areas will be towed at owners’ expense. Vehicles in other areas of downtown must be legally parked.

License to Cruise Event Map

Food Vendor Lineup

Travelin' Tom's Coffee Fox Cities
Espresso Shot, Mocha, Cappuccino, Latte, Spiced Chai, Americano, Flat White, Hot Chocolate, Cinn Apple Cider, Cold Brew, Lemonade, Frappe, Unsweetened Tea Nitro Energy, Water
South 500W
Tj's Popcorn
Kettle Corn
South 200E
Flip's Mini Donuts
Mini Donuts variety flavors, hot & cold brew coffee in flavors, Lemonade & Water
South 100E
On the Fritz
Hot Dogs, Chili Cheese Dogs, Brat, Burgers, Chicken Tenders, Sides
Superior St
Say Cheese Curd Company
Deep fried cheese curds and fresh lemonade
South 300W
Kona Ice
Kona Ice - Hawaiian Shaved Ice
North 100E
Fox Valley Kettle Corn
Kettle Corn
South 300W
Wooden Nickle Sports Bar & Grill
Hamburger basket w/ chips, Cheeseburger basket w/ chips, brat basket w/ chips, hot dog basket w/ chips, soda, water
South 200E
The Main Celebration
Cupcakes, cake pops, macaroons, coffee, hot cocoa, parfaits, cookie sandwiches, candies
North 100E
Chai Lee
Funnel Cakes
South 300W
Bowl Ninety-One
Egg rolls, spring rolls, crab ragoons
North 100E
Papa Murphy's
Pizza, Cheesey Bread, Soda, Water
South 300W
Jack's Fry Shack
Variety of Specialty French Fries
North 500W
Legendary Gyros
Gryos, chicken gryos, gryo bowl
North 300W
Inferno Subs
Toasted subs, pretzel w/ cheese, nachos w/ cheese, chips, cookies, soda, water
South 300W

Frequently Asked Questions

License to Cruise is from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2024.

Show vehicles will be allowed on College Avenue at 1:30 and will be positioned by LTC staff. Cars will fill-up one block at a time.

NO! Any vehicles on the avenue between 12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m. will be towed at owners expense.`

License to Cruise is on a “First come, First served” basis. If you wish to park together, please arrive together.
If you want to park with your club, please plan to meet somewhere off the Avenue and line up together so that you may enter the Avenue as a group. Be sure to let the people directing traffic know you are with a club and how many cars there will be.

All vehicles must have been manufactured in 2003 or before and can not have any visible primer or rust. You must bring your vehicle registration with you in case there is a question on the year of your vehicle.

Enter from North State Street or South Drew Street. Please refer to our map.
The cost to participate is $5.00 per vehicle payable as you enter the Avenue (correct change is appreciated).

The vehicles DO NOT cruise. Vehicles enter College Avenue and stay parked from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

No “carry ins” are allowed.

No! The Appleton Common Council passed ordinance #10-47: “Animals are prohibited on public property located within the Downtown District (Richmond St. to Drew St./south side of Lawrence St. to north side of Washington St.) for special events.”

Violators will be fined. $186.00.

Once your vehicle is parked on the avenue your vehicle “MUST” remain parked until 9:00 p.m. It is not necessary for you to remain with your vehicle, however, Octoberfest / License to Cruise is not responsible for any damage to vehicles during the event.

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