What time does Hot Rods and Harleys start?
The event officially starts at 11 am and runs to 6pm. The first bands are scheduled to start at Noon.
Is there a fee to come to Hot Rods and Harleys?
No! Please come downtown and see the sights and listen to the music all day long at no charge! However, there is a day-of registration fee of $20 if you'd like to enter your vehicle in the Car or Bike show.
Can I still pre-register my vehicle for the event?
No, unfortunately the pre-registration date has passed.
Can I register my car or bike on the day of the event?
Sure! Jut come on down to the registration table and sign up that morning! The registration fee is $20. Bike registration is at the Train Station Plaza, and car registration is on Main Street, near the firehouse. Cars arriving after 1:00 p .m. will not be judged , but can enter the show . This is at the discretion of the Registration Personnel.
I heard there's a new location for Car Show Registration?
YES! You can see it on the map below. For GPS, please use the following address: 373 E . Hazelwood Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065. This will get you close, and you can follow the signs from there.
Where is this event? What address should I use?
The event covers 2-3 blocks downtown, so there isn't one particular address. We recommend using the address for Hannums Harley-Davidson, 12 W. Milton Ave., Rahway NJ for the west side of town, and City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ for the east side. Once you get close to the event, please follow the signs, and be aware that many of the streets downtown are closed during the event, so be prepared to detour from what your GPS may say.
I'd like to be a vendor for the event - how do I sign up?
Our vendor spaces are all full at this time.
Where should I park my vehicle?
If you are in the car show, they will show you where to park when you arrive at Car Registration, WHICH IS IN A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR - PLEASE SEE THE MAP BELOW. If you are in the bike show, you will be checking in and parking at the Train Station Plaza. If you are not entering the shows, then parking is first-come, first-served around the outside of the event. Bikes can park at Hannums Harley-Davidson. You may find street parking in the vicinity, and you may also find parking in the lot behind City Hall. Please be courteous to our neighbors, and do not block driveways or intersections.
As the event takes place literally AT the Train Station, many people will park in a neighboring town and take the train into Rahway. The stop is on both the Northeast Corridor and the North East Coast lines.
What bands are playing this year?
We're continuing the MusicFest format for this year! There are two live band stages, one at the Rahway Train Station, and one at the corner of Main and Bridge Street (see map below). We have 9 bands lined up to perform, as well as a live simulcast from Q104.3 and Maria Milito from Main and Milton, near City Hall Plaza.