Event start time is now 10 am due to early morning rain. Unfortunately due to wet grounds and stage there have been changes in music line up and locations. If you are a participant in car show, vendor or chalk fest, see below for check in times:

New schedule for volunteers and check-in times:

- Vendor check in starts 8 am - need to arrive and check-in by 9 am

- Car show check in starts 8:30 am for pre-registers only

- Day of registrations for car show will not start until 9 am

- UPDATE: Chalk fest has been moved to Sunday, 9/9 Noon - 4 pm for ONLY those pre-registered.  If you are pre-registered and able to come out tomorrow afternoon, that is great.  Come to 227 W. Oak to check-in. If you have questions, please call between 11 am and 2 pm today, 940-442-1251. 

- Event starts 10 am

About Arts & Autos


Denton Main Street Association Proudly presents the 19th annual Arts & Autos in Downtown Denton on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory Street. Approximately 10,000 attendees check out hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles! Around 75+ trophies are given out in car, truck and motorcycle classes.  Plus, cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. 

Attendees enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including a silent auction inside the courthouse, fine arts/crafts vendors, hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. 

This year the Chalk Fest will attract approximately 100+ artists who draw some fantastic chalk drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown. Artists of all ages can contributed to a awesome display.

With all the activities and entertainment, this is the ideal way to spend a day or a weekend in Denton.  General admission to the event is FREE.  Check back to this page for any changes.  Entry deadlines and fees for entering a vehicle in the car show or entering the Chalk Fest competition are below.  

Pre-registration for the Car Show ends Sept. 5th, but watch the website for updates, as deadlines are subject to change based on availability.

Pre-registration for the Chalk Fest is open until Sept. 6th and day of registration is subject to availability.  Like DMSA on Facebook at Downtown Denton - Denton Main Street Association and follow on Instagram and Twitter @DentonMSA.  For information on hotels in Denton, visit www.discoverdenton.com

The Arts & Autos Extravaganza is presented by the Denton Main Street Association and is made possible due to sponsorships from Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountian, Denton Media Company, First United Bank, GSATi, Independent Bank, Swash Labs, and LSA Burger Company, along with support from Ann & Bill Ennis, BCI Mechanical & Plumbing, First State Bank, Andy’s Bar, Barley & Board, Bath Masters, Camp Gladiator, Cartwright’s Ranch House, Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau, Darien Orr, REALTOR, H2Oak, Peterbilt, Point Bank, and is funded in part by the City of Denton.


Vehicle Registration

EVENT TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE. See below for new check-in times. Please watch this website or social media for any major changes in the event of severe weather. 

Online car show entry form:

pre-registration has ended. day of registration begins at 9 am at the barricade at 101 s. locust and walnut street. pre-registered vehicles will enter through the barricade in the left lane starting no earlier than 8:30 am.

anyone entering for day of registration,please wait until 9 am to register, as space is based an availability. Day of registration fee is $30. please do not wait in the left lane with the pre-registered vehicles.

Pre-Registered vehicles will be able to start entering through barricade at 101 S. Locust Street no sooner than 8:30 am. The only barricade for entry for the car show is at 101 S. Locust at Walnut. Do not go through any other barricade.

Click HERE for instructions on entering the barricade and all car show guidelines. 



Below are the 2018 classes.


UPDATE: Chalk fest has been moved to Sunday, 9/9 Noon - 4 pm for ONLY those pre-registered.  If you are pre-registered and able to come out tomorrow afternoon, that is great.  Come to 227 W. Oak to check-in. If you have questions, please call between 11 am and 2 pm today, 940-442-1251. 


I Madonnari, Italian for street painting, is a tradition that dates back 400 years! An as we know a sidewalk is just a sidewalk until you have chalk in your hands, then a sidewalk becomes a canvas! Join us in Downtown Denton on September 9th for Chalk Fest, taking place during Arts & Autos, and watch the 200 Block of West Oak Street turn into a masterpiece.  Cash prizes will be given to the winner in each of the 3 age categories!


  • 18 - Years & Up: Entry Fee is $10.
    • Prizes: $200 First Place, $75 Second Place, $50 Third Place
  • 12 - 17 Years: Entry Fee is $5.
    • Prizes: $100 First Place, $60 Second Place, $30 Third Place
  • 11 Years & Under: Entry Fee is $5 
    • Prizes: $30 First Place, $20 Second Place, $10 Third Place
  • 6 Years & Under: Entry is FREE
    • Prizes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners get a free cone at Beth Marie's

Registration Process

Chalk fest check in for pre-registered only starts 9 am at 227 W. Oak ( A Creative Art Studio); drawing starts at 10 am.


Past Chalk-fest Entries

Event Sponsorship & Vendor Information

Interested in sponsoring the Denton Main Street Arts & Autos Extravaganza?  We have sponsorship levels starting at a Supporting level sponsorship of $50. However for more exposure, a Specialty, Feature, Presenting and Presenting Plus level sponsorship might be the right answer for your business. Levels vary and offer exposure of your business name listing and/or logo on some marketing material and promotional aspects of the Arts and Autos Extravaganza. The event has an attendance of 10,000+ people and/or approximately 15,000+ online unique impressions.

Arts & Autos is a favorite Downtown Denton event produced by the Denton Main Street Association.  It represents a great way to target a captive audience in more ways than one.  New sponsor forms for 2018 will be posted in Spring 2018.  

SPONSORS, the 2018 sponsorship information can be found using the Button below. 

 Sponsorship payments are due by August 15, 2018. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to Contact Us we can answer any specific questions.

VENDORS.  All vendor applications are reviewed prior to being accepted. There are NO FOOD/DRINK spaces left. Click on Learn More below for more information and the vendor form.  Once accepted you may pay using the vendor payment cart at the bottom of the Vendor page.

Thank you. 


Arts & Autos 2018 Extravaganza Sponsors

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Arts & Autos Recap Video from 2013