The Sandhills Motoring Festival will take place Memorial Day Weekend, 2023 from Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th. We have a variety of events lined up all culminating in the Sunday Concours in the Village taking place in the historic Village of Pinehurst from 9am until 3pm.

The Sunday Concours in the Village is open to the general public for spectators, no admission charge!

FRIDAY, MAY 26th, 2023

SMF Block Party: 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 a BBQ dinner and a live band at the world famous Pine Crest Inn.

SATURDAY, MAY 27th, 2023

Cars & Coffee: 8:00am – 11:00am
Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Drive Carthage, NC, 2832
Join us for Cars and Coffee “On the Ramp” at the Moore County Airport! This event is limited to 100 cars which will park on the Ramp behind the main airport terminal. Enjoy the camaraderie of other automobile enthusiasts and have a front row view of airplanes taking off and landing at the airport, as well as the launch of the Saturday morning SMF Road Rally!

Road Rally: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Location Start: Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Drive Carthage, NC, 2832
Location Finish: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
The Sandhills Motoring Festival takes on the back roads of the local area with the SMF Road Rally. The Rally launches from the Moore County Airport and courses through the Sandhills area, providing challenging questions, and a tour of the countryside. The rally finishes at the Pine Crest Inn in the Village of Pinehurst with a cookout lunch.

Backroads Pottery Tour: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location Start: Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
The SMF Backroads Pottery Tour is a special event that features Ben Owen and various North Carolina artists in Seagrove, NC. It has two start times, 8:30AM and 10:00AM in Pinehurst, with an hour drive to Seagrove. During the Lunch, all the participants cars will be part of a SMF Pottery Highway “Longleaf Craftsman” car show at the restaurant and the winner will receive a special “Longleaf Craftsman Award”, created by Ben Owen, on Sunday during the awards presentation in the village of Pinehurst!

Hangar Party: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Dr, Carthage, NC 28327
Saturday evening features the SMF Hangar Party, featuring special display cars, at the Moore County Airport’s Main Hangar along with a catered low country boil, exotic cars, and airplanes on display. Come celebrate SMF in style!

SUNDAY, MAY 28th, 2023

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

Gala Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Pinehurst Fair Barn – 200 Beulah Hill Rd S, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Enjoy cocktails, awards, and dinner, and a silent auction!

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