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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!
What are the dates for Holley LS Fest?
LS Fest has historically been held the weekend after Labor Day since the inaugural year.
What is there to do?
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.
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?
Where do I go to register my car online for LS Fest East?
Scroll up and click Registration
What do I get if I register my car?
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 at @theFOAT.com for entry.
Can my buddy and I be placed in the same run group?
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?
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
If I register online, how do I get my credentials?
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.
2023 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 their 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?
Scroll up and click "LODGING"
Can I camp at Beech Bend over the weekend?
Yes, Beech Bend has onsite campgrounds available – please see this link for information: https://www.beechbend.com/campground/ 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?
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 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 the pit vehicle; whether the driver is operating the pit vehicle or not.
Pit vehicles may be operated from “gate opening” until two hours after the competition ends each day. Pit vehicles in operation after this period may be impounded until after the event is completed.
The operator of the 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?
Sorry to hear that, please email [email protected]. 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?
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 [email protected]
I have a father & son/daughter project. Can there be more than one driver registered for one car?
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 driver can be eligible for competition or prizes. Unfortunately, due to our method of keeping track of points and standings, the 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?
Only event participants who 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?
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?
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?
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 [email protected] for more information.
Need a helmet? Check out RaceQuip or Simpson Racing
Can I bring cannabis to LS Fest events?
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 [email protected] and we will get back to you. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bowling Green!
For vendor and sponsorship opportunities at Holley LS Fest, please contact FM3 Marketing at 855-346-1369, ext. 2.