Schedule of Events


The Sandhills Motoring Festival will take place Memorial Day Weekend, 2021 from Friday, May 28th through Sunday, May 30th. We have a variety of events lined up all culminating in the Sunday Car Show taking place in the historic Village of Pinehurst from 9am until 3pm. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Sandhills Community College Foundation.

We are now accepting applications for our Concours Classes, please click the button below to apply. If you have any questions about your registration, please use the contact us form on this site.



Friday, May 28th, 2021

On Site Check In: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Check In for all Registered Entrants commences at noon on Friday, 9/04 at the Pine Crest Inn located in Pinehurst, NC. All entrants must have registered on this website prior to check in in order to receive vital information, participants badges, and other swag to make your SMF Weekend a success. Check In tables will be setup and our SMF Staff will be on hand to check you in and get you rolling with your weekend!

Late check in for Friday will be available between 5pm and 7pm. If you are not arriving until Saturday please contact John MacIntyre by Friday at 5pm at 716-481-7337 to arrange alternate check in time and location.

Check In Requirements:

  • If you have multiple people in your group, everyone will need to be present upon check in.
  • Please have your Driver’s License ready.
  • If you are participating in the Saturday Road Rally, the Driver must be present.
  • Each entrant is required to sign several separate insurance waivers to cover any cross events, this is for everyone’s safety, and there are no exceptions.

Automobiles & BBQ: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Located in the heart of the Village of Pinehurst, SMF will welcome all entrants and sponsors Friday evening for an informal car show with BBQ dinner and a live band at the world famous Pine Crest Inn.

The Informal Car Show will be located at the SMF Showcase Field located on Magnolia Road in Pinehurst across from the Pinehurst Brewery.

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Road Rally: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
The SMF Rally originates and finishes at the Pine Crest Inn and is open to all SMF Entrants. The Rally cars will launch from Dogwood Road in front on the Pine Crest Inn and will finish in the same location with a lunch served upon completion of the event.

Pottery Tour: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Ben Owen Pottery, Seagrove, NC
The North Carolina pottery country around Seagrove, with over 100 active potters. We will meet in the Village of Pinehurst around 10:30 am at the Pinehurst Brewing Company and drive together to Ben Owen Pottery. After our visit to Ben Owen Pottery (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) we will return to Pinehurst and have lunch at the Pinehurst Brewing Company.

Hangar Party: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Dr, Carthage, NC 28327
Saturday evening features the SMF Hangar Party, featuring a 1950’s American Graffiti theme,  at the Moore County Airport’s Main Hangar featuring catering from White Rabbit Catering, exotic cars, and airplanes on display. Come celebrate SMF American Graffiti style!

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Car Club Showcase: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Village of Pinehurst, Magnolia Road
VIP parking adjacent to the Concours show field for 80 cars to include preferred parking, Car Club Showcase windshield decal, hat, coffee and danish.

Concours in the Village: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Village of Pinehurst
Enjoy 128 automobiles displayed in the streets of the historic Village of Pinehurst. Awards show starting at 2pm.

Awards Banquet: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC) 1600 Morganton Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Enjoy cocktails, awards, and dinner, and a silent auction!

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