The 2015 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival will hold its annual Classic Car Show on Sept. 26 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., in Gonzales.

The car show will take place in the Trade Mart building’s front parking lot, around the silos. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and includes a $20 entry fee. The first 50 registrants will receive a custom 2015 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Dash plaque. Judging begins at noon, and trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m.

Car show award categories include top 10 stock (cars in original condition), top 10 custom cars, top five pro builder (professionally built cars, best engine, best paint, best interior, best in show, people’s choice and Parish President’s Choice.

Balloon festival admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and free for children 12 and younger each day. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Ice chests, pets, bicycles and personal motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Balloon glows and tethered rides will be available pending safe weather conditions.

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