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2023 Sandhills Motoring Festival

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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One event on May 27, 2023 at 8:00 am

One event on May 28, 2023 at 9:00 am

MAY 26 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Sandhills Motoring Festival is a favorite annual event of Moore County that takes place on Memorial Day weekend. The fun begins Friday, May 26th and runs through Sunday, May 28th. Enjoy a variety of events lined up throughout the weekend! See the full schedule below.

Friday, May 26th: 

The SMF Block Party takes place at the Pine Crest Inn 5pm-9pm. Located in the heart of the Village of Pinehurst, this is a chance for all entrants and sponsors to come together for an informal car show. There will be a BBQ dinner and a live band at Pine Crest Inn.

Saturday, May 27th:

The Cars & Coffee “On The Ramp” takes place at the Moore County Airport 8am-11am. The public is invited to attend and enjoy viewing and interacting with vehicle owners. There can be up to 100 cars on the ramp. “Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts.” Attendees will enjoy a front row view of airplanes taking off and landing at the airport, as well as the launch of the Saturday morning SMF Road Rally.

The Road Rally begins at the Moore County Airport at 8am. The rally will complete at 2pm at Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst. The Sandhills Motoring Festival takes on the back roads of the local area. The Rally courses through the Sandhills area, providing challenging questions, and a tour of the countryside. At the finish, enjoy a cookout lunch.

Backroads Pottery Tour is a special event that features Ben Owen and various North Carolina artists in Seagrove, NC. It has two start times, 8:30am and 10:00am in Pinehurst, with an hour drive to Seagrove. During the Lunch, all participating cars will be included in a SMF Pottery Highway “Longleaf Craftsman” car show at the restaurant. The winner will receive a special “Longleaf Craftsman Award”, created by Ben Owen, on Sunday during the awards presentation in the Village of Pinehurst!

Hangar Party takes place at the Moore County Airport 6pm-9pm. The evening features special display cars, at the Moore County Airport’s Main Hangar along with a catered low country boil, exotic cars and airplanes on display.

Sunday, May 28th:

Concours In The Village runs from 9am-3pm. This is the premier car show event with automobiles displayed in the streets of the historic Village of Pinehurst. The awards show begins at 2pm. The show is free and open to the general public.

The Gala Dinner will take place at the Pinehurst Fair Barn 5:30pm-9pm. This will be a great evening that includes dinner, cocktails, awards, and a silent auction!

Any proceeds after expenses and operating costs from our events go to benefit the Sandhills Motoring Festival Endowment at Sandhills Community College which provides a scholarship fund for students in the Automotive Technologies Program. For full details and event registration, follow the link provided below.


Sandhills Motoring Festival, LLC


Village of Pinehurst Merchants
105 Cherokee Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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