The Car Show is an Autumn event that inspires car fanatics to motor along the beautiful Upper Rio Grande and enjoy the fall landscapes of red, gold, and yellow. Final destination: Creede, where Main Street is lined with a kaleidoscope of colors and the public is welcome to stroll through the variety of vintage vehicles, enjoy the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s music, and vote on their favorites. The day ends with a Rod Run to the famous North Clear Creek Falls Overlook and a burger at Freemon’s Ranch. Finish the weekend with Sunday morning breakfast and Fly-In at the Mineral County Airport. Dozens of planes come in and out of the valley, putting on quite the show! Listen to the podcast here.

2023 Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Friday, September 15, 2023:
9:30 am - 6 pm:  Pre-Registration at the Creede/Mineral County Visitors Center
4:00 pm - 6 pm: Meet and Greet at the Creede/Mineral County Visitors Center

Saturday, September 16, 2023:
8 am - 10:30 am:  Registration - Mineral County Courthouse parking lot (upper Main Street)
9 am - 3 pm:  Show and Shine - Creede Main Street
9 am - 5 pm: 3rd Annual Steamroller Printmaking Event
3 pm: Car Show Awards, the intersection of Wall Street and Main Street
4:30 pm:  Rod Run to North Clear Creek Falls Overlook followed by Burgers at Freemons’ Store. Meet back at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, September 17, 2023:
9am:  Airplane Fly-in Breakfast at the Mineral County Airport

Silver Threads Quilt Show

Silver Threads Quilt Guild puts on a quilt show in Creede, Colorado every 2 years.  This year on September 15-17 at the Community Center come experience the creativity and quilts that our members create…you are sure to be inspired!  Shop the Treasure Trove of handmade items, enjoy the Quilters Cafe, visit Vendors and Quilt Appraisals on site.  Friday 9/15 and Saturday 9/16 from 9am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-2.  Admission is $5.  Learn more here


Steamroller Printmaking Event

The Creede Arts Council holds its annual Steamroller Printmaking event on Saturday September 16, from 9am to 2pm. This is an outdoor printmaking event held during the Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show. We’ll be located on N. Main Street toward the canyon cliffs. You can’t miss the giant Steamroller waiting and ready to help us print some beautiful artwork. 

About sixteen artists will have created unique and artistic designs on 24”x32” pieces of MDF board.  After months of planning, drawing, and carving, on the day of the event, the boards will be hand-inked, laid on the street with fabric placed carefully on top of them, and while the audience watches, rolled over with the Steamroller to press the image onto the fabric. The results are large, limited edition fine art prints. 

The artwork will be available for purchase on-site to help fulfill the nonprofit Creede Arts Council’s mission to promote the arts and humanities in our community through education, exhibition, and performance and to foster local artistic talent.  Learn more from the Creede Arts Council by following this link.

steamroller printmaking


Creede & Mineral County Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce

Open Tue-Sat 9am - 4pm, Lunch 1-2
904 S. Main St., PO Box 580
Creede CO 81130
Area Information Located North of Door. Free WiFi is always on!


Donations are appreciated. As a non-profit organization, we thrive on the kindness and charity of our visitors. Thank you!