Holley LS Fest is a celebration of everything & anything powered by the incredible GM LS engine!

September 8-10, 2023    Presented by:  

F.A.Q. – East2022-11-18T16:38:14+00:00


Everything you need to know about Holley LS Fest!

Guidelines/Procedure changes for 2022:  More updates to come as we progress.

  1. Tickets Will Be Sold Online Only
    • You will be required to have pre-purchased your tickets online. All tickets, both event participants and spectators, will be available to purchase ONLINE ONLY!
    • To participate with your vehicle in the event, sign up here.
    • To purchase spectator tickets, sign up here.
    • Kids 16 and under are free as always. You must select this additional ticket option when purchasing your tickets online.


Holley’s LS Fest kicks off September 8-10, 2023 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event is centered around GM’s popular LS engine, and welcomes any and all vehicles equipped with an LS engine (or late model LT V8), whether originally installed or installed as a modification to an existing vehicle. The event has grown each year and now brings LS gearheads, participants, and spectators together for the performance-filled three-day event!

This year’s event includes:

  • Autocross
  • 3S Challenge
  • Drift Challenge
  • Burnout competition
  • Drag Racing Classes
  • Road Course Challenge
  • Dyno Challenge
  • LS Engine Bolt-On Challenge
  • Car Show
  • Off-Road Experience
  • Track X
  • Countryside Cruise Digital Scavenger Hunt
  • A large vendor midway and much more!
What are the dates for Holley LS Fest?2022-11-18T16:37:26+00:00

September 8th-10th, 2023.  LS Fest has historically been held the weekend after Labor Day since the inaugural year.

Click Here To Register Now!

What is there to do?2022-07-05T13:44:18+00:00

For those who wish to participate with their vehicle, we have several packages available: Grand Champion Pack grants you access to the autocross, 3S Challenge, Dyno challenge, Countryside Cruise, Track X, and the Grand Champion specific Drag Class. This class is limited to the first 225 registrants and includes gate passes for two people (driver plus one).

For those who do not want to participate in the Grand Champion competition, we also have a 3-day Autocross package. This allows you to run your vehicle in the autocross, dyno challenge, 3S Challenge, Track X, Countryside Cruise, and the appropriate Car Show class for your vehicle.

For our drag racing contingent, we have nine drag racing classes from which to choose. Please follow the link to find out more about class information. A drag race package allows a racer to participate in the Dyno Challenge, Friday Test-N-Tune, and Saturday and Sunday drag racing.

If you’re not into putting your pride and joy through the ringer, we also have a 3-day car show pack available. This package is great as it includes gate passes for two people, and allows you to participate in the appropriate car show class for your vehicle, the countryside cruise, and the dyno challenge.

We also have a bonafide road course challenge taking place. This portion of the event will be taking place at the NCM Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday. This class is limited to the first 75 vehicles.

New for 2022 – destroy some dirt in the LS Fest Off-Road Experience!

As a spectator, you can expect to be able to enjoy watching all of these events unfold over the course of the weekend while enjoying a large vendor midway to spec out parts for your current ride or project vehicle. We will also have a large selection of food vendors on-site to keep you going!

What are the show hours at LS Fest East?2022-11-18T16:42:29+00:00

Spectator show hours:

Friday, Sept. 8: Coming Soon

Saturday, Sept. 9: Coming Soon

Sunday, Sept. 10: Coming Soon

Click  to view the current Event Schedule.

Where do I go to register my car online for LS Fest East?2022-04-07T17:19:58+00:00
What do I get if I register my car?2022-07-05T13:45:19+00:00

Each LS Fest Registration package includes entry for the vehicle and driver plus one additional person. That said, children sixteen and under are free.  Any additional adult passengers outside of the allotted passes for each registration will be required to purchase a spectator ticket online @theFOAT.com for entry.

Can my buddy and I be placed in the same run group?2022-04-12T13:58:02+00:00

Run groups are selected as you register, make sure to speak with your buddy’s BEFORE you register. Run groups can not be changed once you purchase them.

What is the price to enter?2022-07-05T13:47:08+00:00

Spectator (Day Pass) $25/day $5 military discount with the presentation of valid military I.D. Children 16 and under and parking are FREE! Spectator tickets are only available online and can be purchased via thefoat.com


Overview for Car Show Participants:2022-07-05T19:05:06+00:00
  • UPDATE FOR 2022: This year, in an effort to better recognize car show winners, judging will be completed on Saturday by afternoon so that we can notify each winner and get them all together for recognition, awards, and to showcase each winner’s vehicle in a parade lap around the oval close to burnout challenge and drift.
  • All registrants will be parked and judged at the Car Show corral in a first come first served system.
  • Once a registrant is parked they will fill out an information card to be placed on their dash.
    • This card is given to you at registration
    • If this card is not displayed the Car will not be judged.
    • If a vehicle is placed in the wrong class the judges will correct this information at the time of judging.
      • A large classification reference sheet is located at the judge’s table.
  • A group of judges will score each vehicle on four different criteria each criteria being worth 25points for a possibility of 100 points.
    • Body, Interior, Engine Compartment, Undercarriage
      • Best paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Engineered, Holleys Presidents Pick, Sponsors Pick
    • Once a vehicle is judged a small sticker will be placed on the headlight.
    • After a vehicle is judged they no longer need to stay parked in the Car Show corral.
  • You do not need to be present at the time of judging.
    • If you would like to be present at the time of judging please inform the officials so a time frame can be established on when they will be at your vehicle.
What are LS Fest East registration hours?2022-11-18T16:41:11+00:00

Registration Hours:

Thursday, September 07 | Coming Soon

Friday, September 08| Coming Soon

Saturday, September 09| Coming Soon


If I register online, how do I get my credentials?2022-07-05T18:53:17+00:00

All pre-registration credentials pick-up will be at Beech Bend (no off-site pickup is provided). Additionally, all competitors will need to complete the required event waiver prior to your arrival.

2022 LS Fest waiver  The waiver process is a 2-step process

  • Step 1) Fill out the waiver and submit it.
  • Step 2) Verify your email to secure your valid waiver.

Note: Both the driver and the plus one must complete the waiver.  Once you have completed the two-part process, you will receive an email – you may print that email to bring to packet pick-up.

All drivers are required to present their government-issued driver’s license to pick up their packets at registration.

All plus ones must come to registration with your driver’s license after completing your waiver to pick up their wristband.  If the plus one does not arrive with the driver an entry wristband will be given to the driver at check in.  If the guests must have a restricted access wristband, they can bring back the entry wristband for a wristband exchange.

Important Notes: Only listed registrants will be able to pick up credentials.  Plus one does not admit a vehicle into the event. All participants must stop at registration and pick up credentials. You do not need to produce the confirmation letter at registration, but you will have to have your valid driver’s license.

Registration credential pickup is at Beech Bend’s Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion.

Beech Bend Raceway

798 Beech Bend Park Rd,

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Where can I get hotel information for LS Fest East?2022-04-07T18:34:41+00:00
Can I camp at Beech Bend over the weekend?2021-04-08T14:18:51+00:00

Yes, Beech Bend has onsite campgrounds available – please see this link for information: https://www.beechbend.com/schedule&rates.htm Please note that slots are first-come, first-serve. Tent camping will NOT be allowed on the race track property during the event, however, if you are bringing your RV/Camper and are a registered participant, you are welcome to camp in that vehicle within the property during the event.

Can I rent a golf cart at the show?2022-07-05T16:27:45+00:00

No. There will not be any golf cart rental available for spectator rental during the event. However, support vehicles, including golf carts and ATVs, that support officially registered event participants (not including car show) will be allowed at the facility and must display the official and current Holley LS Fest support vehicle permit decal.  The permit decal must be applied to the vehicle in such a manner that it is clearly visible and unable to be removed and shared with another vehicle.  Officially registered participants who request a permit will be issued one vehicle permit for the duration of the event.

Spectators or other non-registered participants will not be allowed to bring any golf carts/ATVs onto the property for any reason. Personally owned motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be brought onto the property providing owners show a valid and current state-issued handicapped or disabled placard or designation.  Personally owned motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters will not require a support vehicle decal.

To be clear, Car Show participants may not bring support vehicles inside of the facility.

Due to spectator and participant injury and facility damage, all pit vehicles entering facility are the sole responsibility of the operator/owner. Every pit vehicle entering the racing facility must be assigned to; and the responsibility of; the operator/owner. The signed driver of the vehicle is responsible for the pit vehicle and will assume full legal responsibility for any damage to property (or other damages) caused by pit vehicle; whether driver is operating pit vehicle or not.

  • Pit vehicle may be operated from “gate opening” until two hours after competition ends each day. Pit vehicles in operation after this period may be impounded until after the event is completed.
  • Operator of pit/support vehicle must be 16 or older AND have a valid driver’s license.
  • All vehicles are limited to a 5mph speed limit.
I can no longer attend, how do I request a refund?2023-01-25T21:17:31+00:00

Sorry to hear that, please email lsfest@holley.com. Please note that no refunds will be issued. The exception to the rule is that refunds will be issued entirely in the event LS Fest can’t happen due to unforeseen circumstances or acts of God.

Do I need a helmet to participate in the Autocross, 3S Challenge?2023-02-02T15:53:31+00:00

Helmet use is required (SA2015) for both drivers and passengers. The autocross course design will attempt to keep speeds below 45 M.P.H.  Drivers and passengers must provide their own helmets and motorcycle helmets will not be allowed.

Drag racing helmet standards are different. For more information, please contact us at LSFest@holley.com



I have a father & son/daughter project. Can there be more than one driver registered for one car?2023-01-13T17:37:58+00:00

NEW starting in 2023 with the Autocross package – two drivers CAN use the same vehicle however both participants MUST purchase the Fun Run option – neither drivers can be eligible for competition or prizes.  Unfortunately, due to our method of keeping track of points and standings, Grand Champion Competition cannot be more than one registered driver per vehicle at Holley LS Fest events. If you’re participating in a Grand Champion competition or autocross, for example, having two drivers in one vehicle with one number on the vehicle will throw off any results if they are not recorded properly. One driver per vehicle helps ensure that all standings are accurate throughout the entirety of the event.  Two drivers may register the same vehicle for two different drag race classes, however at least one of the classes must be an index style run class.

Can I drop my trailer and unload my car for the show?2021-04-08T14:04:20+00:00

Only event participants that are registered to compete in one or more of the various event segments of Holley LS Fest will be permitted to park trailers in designated areas.

Can I park my trailer inside the venue in close proximity to my show car in the event that it rains?2021-04-08T14:03:35+00:00

LS Fest is a very well-attended event, and while we would love to allow everyone the ability to have their trailer close, it simply isn’t possible. All trailers will be located in a designated area outside the entrance gate in the event that they need to be accessed. It is advised to bring some sort of car cover or pop-up that can protect the vehicle in the event of rain. Early registration starts Thursday at noon and lasts until 7 p.m.

What vehicles are welcome to participate at Holley LS Fest?2023-01-25T21:19:19+00:00

Any vehicle equipped with an LS or Gen V LT engine (Read LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4, LS7, LSA, LSX, LSXR, or 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, truck variants, or any other LS-based engine). Any year, make or model vehicle accepted.

Please, NO rental cars due to insurance requirements.


Do I need a helmet to participate in the Autocross, 3S Challenge?2023-02-02T15:55:00+00:00

Helmet use is required (SA2015) for both drivers and passengers. The autocross course design will attempt to keep speeds at or close to 45 M.P.H.  Drivers and passengers must provide their own helmets and motorcycle helmets will not be allowed.

Drag racing helmet standards are different. Please contact us at LSFest@holley.com for more information.

Need a helmet? Check out RaceQuip or  Simpson Racing

Can I bring cannabis to LS Fest events?2022-04-07T18:54:32+00:00

Simply put, no. Marijuana, or any other legal or illegal controlled substances are NOT allowed at Holley events or the facilities that we are holding the events at.

Still Have Questions? Please email lsfest@holley.com and we will get back to you. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bowling Green!

For Event Sponsorship/Vendor Booth Space information, click here.

For vendor and sponsorship opportunities for the Holley LS Fest, please contact FM3 Marketing at 855-346-1369, ext. 2.

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