Bay Life is expecting more than 450 cars at this year’s car show

Bay Life Church will hold its 13th Annual Car Show and Craft Fair on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its church grounds. The family-friendly event will feature more than 450 cars and trucks, local craft vendors, live music, raffles, refreshments and child activities.

The Bay Life Car Show has become a staple in the community with crowds reaching upward of 3,000 guests. With an increasing number of attendees and displayed vehicles, the car show is a far cry from its humble beginning of only 20 cars.

All makes and models of cars are welcomed with more than 10 categories receiving trophies. Although the show car registration is free, Bay Life is requesting that car show participants make a voluntary $10 donation to support missions.

“The car show supports our high school student and adult mission trips,” said Steve Schumm, Bay Life’s Mission Director. “This is our largest fundraiser to support missions. This year we are going to Honduras, Africa, New York City and North Georgia.”

In addition to the hundreds of cars on display, the event hosts live performances from Bay Life’s Car Show band, Legacy, which is composed of musicians and artists from the church. The band assembles specifically for the car show and plays classic rock music and other tunes. Other entertainment on site will include bounce houses and skits for the children, shopping and chances to win door prizes.
He continued, “The youth will be out there doing a lot of the work like taking car registration, entertaining children and selling food and raffle tickets.”

Participants may register their vehicles online at the Bay Life website or on the day of the event. Last year, due to its popularity, some cars had to be turned away because of space restrictions.

To register a vehicle or sign up to be a vendor, please visit For more information or questions, email Bay Life is located at 1017 Kingsway Rd. in Brandon.

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Amanda Boston is the Christian Voice Editor for the Osprey Observer. She is a graduate of Bible Training for Church Leaders (BTCL), who enjoys sharing how God is working in and through the community. Amanda resides in FishHawk with her husband and two children.