Bluegrass on Ballard is an eclectic, day-long, community-centered event. It is much more than just a car show.
Hosted by the city of Wylie, Texas, in their historic downtown district, Bluegrass on Ballard is truly a community event. The day starts with arts and crafts vendors, continues with a chili cookoff, a fantastic car show in the afternoon, and closes with a night of live bluegrass music. This was my first time to attend this event, and I was in for a treat. The skies were a clear, brilliant blue, and car enthusiasts of all stripes brought their pride and joy out to show the public. There was a great mix of muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, a few motorcycles, and even a tricked-out mail truck. I didn’t hear an attendance figure, but I would estimate there were easily 200 show cars. The format of the event brought the general public out to enjoy the great cars, and the festival created an upbeat vibe. Several owners set up creative displays to accent their vehicles, which added to the fun.