There’s something to be said for a festival that, over the years, gets extremely popular by word of mouth because it usually means it’s something special. And this festival is a whole lot of special, as in 1,200 cars and trucks lovingly restored by their owners and put on display for auto-philes to drool over. Heck, even if you’re not an auto buff, you’ll covet these classic cars. Awards are given, there’s entertainment, a car cruise, food, and even fun activities for the little ones. The event is staged in the Noah’s Ark Waterpark parking lot. Admission is free. In 2011, this festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary.