Rod Fest 2016 Draws Big Crowds to Downtown Aberdeen
Story by Mike Myers. Photos by Dan Dugas & Mike Myers
Saturday, July 23, 2016 the bigger and better rod run filled all available space with an approximate 50% increase to 147 registered cars over Rod Fest 2015. The Midnight Cruizers of Cosmopolis, WA hosted the event.
The Midnight Cruizers have been putting on Rod Fest for five years in downtown Aberdeen for the whole family's viewing pleasure. This years' event drew entries from Beaverton, Oregon, and many more from around Washington. Even the weather cooperated.
Numerous vendors provided food for every taste bud. There were tees and sweatshirts in every size. Quilts were available for sale. Music created the exact ambiance needed for a rod run. A well-attended hot dog feed/cruise-in preceded the rod run on Friday the 22nd.
The well-sponsored event was supported by 37 local businesses. The Midnight Cruizers contributed an additional 16 club awards. Around $1500 in door prizes were won by appreciative car owners.