22nd Annual Pistons & Paint Car Show in Denton

The best little car show in North Texas

Enjoy a perfect fall Saturday in Denton filled with awesome cars, live music, local vendors, and family fun.


Saturday, November 9, 2024


North Texas Fairgrounds
2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX 76201
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The Pistons & Paint Car Show focuses on American Hot Rods and Customs from 1972 or earlier. The Chupacabras, a North Texas car club, held their first car show in 2001. Since then, the car show has grown and is now held every year at the North Texas Fairgrounds in Denton. The show allows spectators to make it all the way around the collection of cars & bikes, stop and take a pic and catch a few vendors and great, live bands.

Admission is $10 per person, and children age 10 and under are free. NOTE: Each registered car gets (2) wristbands. All other passengers must pay $10 admission.


Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
08:00 AM – Gates Open
10:30 AM – DJ Trigger Mortis*
11:30 AM – Squeeze Box Bandits
01:00 PM – Redd Volkaert
02:30 PM – Dale Watson
04:00 PM – Awards Presentations
06:00 PM – Show Closes
09:00 PM – TBA

*DJ Trigger Mortis spinning rockabilly, soul and rhythm & blues all day.


See map below for location of North Texas Fairgrounds.

Gates open at 8:00 AM.No earlier. Please note: all spectators will be allowed to park just north of the fairgrounds and enter gate 9.

pistons and paint event map