The Early Iron Festival is one of Alamosa, CO, as well as the surrounding area’s premier events. The festival brings visitors from Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Kansas. The show, which started some 37 years ago, now draws well over 600 rodders and street car enthusiasts.

The Early Iron Festival is a 3 day event starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. It’s full of parties, music, vintage nitro, pinstriping, slow cruising, and of course, awesome hot rod displays!

The Vintage Nitro Display and Early Iron Panel Jam is a new part of this 38 year legacy of hot rod awesomeness in Southern Colorado. Pinstriping is a craft that the Early Iron Club appreciates and honors as an integral part of hot rodding and it’s history. Alamosa is a true “Hot Rod Town” with the City Council setting aside an actual day as”Early Iron Day” on the Saturday before Labor Day!

39th Early Iron Festival

Date: August 30th - September 1st

Location: Cole Park, Alamosa, CO

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Friday, August 30th

3:00pm - 7:00pm - On-site registration opens at the park

4:30pm - 10:00pm - Sponsor/Rodder Party Get acquainted

Saturday, August 31st

7:00am - Park Opens

7:00am - 11:00am - Registration at Cole Park

10:00am - 4:30pm - Show an Shine

10:00am - Nitro Car Burn

11:00am - Panel Jam Auction

11:00am - 1:00pm - Lunch at Cole Park (Please visit our concession stand)

12:30pm - Rodders/Ladies Choice Ballot Due

1:00pm - 2:45pm - Ladies Tea and Vintage Fashion Show

2:00pm - Nitro Car Burn

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Show and Shine Winners Announced

5:30pm - Dinner @ the Knights of Columbus. Door Prize, Drawings, Rodder’s Choice, and Lady’s Choice awards presented.

8:00pm - Slow Cruise through Downtown Alamosa.

Sunday, September 1st

8:15am - Rodder Church Service

9:15am - Poker Run DETAILS TBD.


*Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website ( and facebook page for continuous updates.