Arts & Autos Extravaganza

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Denton Downtown Square
110 W Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
Denton Main Street Association
IMG_0619 courtesy MSA

Photo taken by: Jason Bodor

Denton Main Street Association proudly presents the 18th annual Arts & Autos! Mark your calendars and make your way to Downtown Denton on Saturday, September 9th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond.  You will be able to check out hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles! Judges will select awards and trophies for car, truck and motorcycle categories, and the general public may select their favorite car, truck and motorcycle in the whimsical classes.  Plus, there will be cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. 

Festival-goers enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. 

The Chalk Fest brings some fantastic chalk drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown. Artists of all ages can contribute to a fantastic display to stroll through during the event and for days after the fun.  Look for artist entry and fee info on the website! 

Live Music takes place all day entertaining crowds on the courthouse lawn as well as festival foods and the great dining at downtown eateries abound at Arts & Autos!


Photo by Tammi Paul Photography

Saturday September 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Downtown Square 

Above is a parking map of downtown Denton, with parking locations at Williams Square (Hickory/Industrial), as well as at Oak/Oakland and McKinney/Bolivar. Keep in mind that all roads directly surrounding the Square will be blocked off to traffic, so plan your routes accordingly. Download a printable map here.

Don’t want to worry about driving or hunting for a parking space? Take the DCTA A-train! The Downtown Denton Transit Center (highlighted in green above) is just a short walk to the Square. If you’re in Denton, we recommend utilizing the ample parking at the MedPark station and taking the short 5-minute ride to downtown Denton.

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show

Vendor Booths and Activities on the Courthouse Lawn

Fine Arts & Crafts Vendors

Kids’ Games & Crafts

9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Chalk Art Fest & Contest on West Oak Street (near Cedar and Elm Streets)

Silent Auction 1st Floor Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

(Bidding ends at 2 p.m. and item pick up and payment ends at 3 p.m.)

LIVE MUSIC Courthouse Lawn near Elm Street side

10 A.M. 

Gumbo Brothers –Zydeco Boogie

11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

The Silvertones – Texas Blues

1 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

The Lowdown– Soul/Rock/Funk

2:30 P.M. to 3 P.M.

Car Show and Chalk Fest Awards  Elm Street side of courthouse lawn 

PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY, 9/7/2017. EARLY REGISTRATION IN ENCOURAGED. Vehicles may register the day of the show by coming up the barricade entry between 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at 101 S Locust, corner of Locust and Walnut streets. Day of registration entry is $30.

For ONLINE VEHICLE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE. You may download a form below, print it and have it filled out prior to arrival. After 9 am vehicles are not permitted to park on the square. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pre-registered cars need to arrive and come through left lane of Locust Street starting NO Earlier than 7:15 a.m. and in before 9 a.m.

To become a vendor for this year’s extravaganza, CLICK HERE.

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 8,500+ people and/or approximately 15,000+ online unique impressions.

Festival-goers will enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. Contact Denton Main Street Association about being a vendor.

Start your engines and make your way to the square for the Arts & Autos Extravaganza!


091115_Ed_Steele_Photography_Denton_Main_Street_Association_Arts_Autos_Antiques_Denton_TX_229-EditThe Arts & Autos Extravaganza will once again proudly host the Chalk Fest competition. The annual Chalk Art Festival and Competition is returning on the sidewalk in front of the shops on the south side of the 200 block of West Oak Street. Show off your artistic side and join us this September 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a street painting competition.

CASH PRIZES will be given in 4 age categories.

If you’re interested in entering this creative competition find our entry forms and rules on the website.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In front of the shops on the south side of the 200 block of West Oak Street.

Click here for the entry form for Chalk Fest

To register simply download the 2017 Arts & Autos Chalk-Fest registration form, complete and return with your entry fee to Denton MSA, P.O. Box 2017, Denton, TX 76201 and must be mailed by 09/01/16 to ensure that you meet the registration deadline.  Or you can simply drop forms off with your entry fee at A Creative Art Studio at 227 W. Oak St.  Forms dropped off must be received by 09/08/16.

Pricing Categories:

18 – Years & Up:

Entry Fee is $10.

Prizes: $125 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


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