SANTA FE — Haak Vineyards and Winery will host its first car and truck show, Wine & Cars on Sunday at the vineyard.
There also will be games, contests, door prizes and musical acts throughout the day. The 4-Barrel Ramblers will play from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the Pee Wee Bowen Band will play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project will allow showgoers to participate in games and contests from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a washer board tournament, grape-spitting and stuff-your-face grape-eating contests, a corking competition and split the bank.
Because of the event being so close to July 4, “we wanted to do something for the veterans,” said Kathleen Reiss, events and tasting room manager at the winery.
Devon Patterson, part-time tasting room attendant and College of the Mainland student, first came up with the idea for the car show.
Patterson’s family has experience with cars and car shows, as his brother owns a hot rod shop.
“Ever since I started working at the winery, I wanted to do something huge out here,” Patterson said. “I started brainstorming ideas, and the car show sounded like the most logical.”
Preregistration for cars isn’t necessary, and anyone looking to enter their car has to do so by 1 p.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $15.
Attendees will be able to vote and prizes will be awarded for best car, best truck, best overall and best team/club participation.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
At a glance
WHAT: Wine & Cars
WHO: Haak Vineyards and Winery
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: 6310 Ave. T, in Santa Fe
COST: $10 for 13 years old and older, free under 12 years old
CALL: 409-925-1401, Ext. 105