The Frog Follies Rod Run

Street rodders from all over the country have helped E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. support the community. Since the Frog Follies inception in 1975, over $2 million dollars has been donated to local charities.

A Rod Run for Street Rodders. By Street Rodders.

Since 2010 Frog Follies can boast that it is the largest independent PRE ‘49 Street Rod event held in the entire nation. Each August, approximately 3000 street rods rumble into Evansville, Indiana for three fun-filled days at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center. Hosted for over 40 years by E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. the event is a great time to spend with your family and fellow street rod enthusiasts. Frog Follies highlights include the Swap Meet and Commercial Vendors area, Games, Women’s World shopping, delicious food options, Frog Follies memorabilia, and the famous Frog Follies Rod Run T-Shirts.

Street rodders from all over the country have helped E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. support the community. Since the Frog Follies inception in 1975, more than $2 million dollars has been donated to local charities. In addition, for many years, E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd has provided scholarships to Tri-State high school graduates pursuing careers in the automotive industry to help continue street rod interest in future generations.

We, the members of E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. invite you to join the fun for the 49th Annual Frog Follies August 23 – 25, 2024!


Swap Meet

Looking for classic automotive parts, vintage signs, tools, and rare finds? The Frog Follies hosts one of the largest swap meets in the United States. With over 600 vendor booths showcasing rusty parts, new parts, and cars for sale you are sure to find what you need to build your street rod, satisfy your automobilia appetite, or outfit your shop.

Women’s World

Ladies, don’t miss the Frog Follie shopping experience at Women’s World. Located in the Activities Center make time to browse over 70 booths of local artisans and crafters showcasing their distinctive handmade creations. You will discover a unique array of woodcrafts, clothing, jewelry, quilts, floral arrangements, candles, soaps, pottery, home and garden decor, artwork, holiday decorations, candy, and snacks.

Forgy’s Games

Kids and adults are invited to participate in Forgy’s games.  Some of the games include, valve cover and oil pan races, header toss, one blind racer, sack races, push rod drop, suck the balls, trike races, balloon toss, TP toss, bucket of balls, croak our frog, and the infamous frog races.

(available to registered Rodders only)

Friday Night Music Under the Stars

Head to the Industrial Building with your chairs, drinks, snacks, and friends to spend the evening under the stars listening to music.  Enjoy the sunset and camaraderie.  Event time is 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

(available to registered Rodders only)

Saturday Night Dance

Live music will be performed in the auditorium from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  Come enjoy the dance tunes and beat of the drums.

(available to registered Rodders only)

Schedule of Events


8:00AM – 4:00pmGates Open
8:00AMConcession Stands Open
8:00AM – 4:30PMRegistration at the Fairgrounds (Auditorium)
8:00AMSwap Meet
8:00AM – 4:30PMWomen’s World (Activities Center)
7:00PM*Forgy’s Games
7:00PM – 9:00PM*Friday Night Music Under the Stars


8:00AM – 4:00pmGates Open
8:00AMConcession Stands Open
8:00AM – 2:00PMRegistration at the Fairgrounds (Auditorium)
8:00AMSwap Meet
8:00AM – 4:30PMWomen’s World
9:30AM – 1:00PM*Forgy’s Games
5:00PM – 6:00PM*Meal Served (Auditorium)
7:30PM – 10:30PM*Dance (Auditorium)


8:00AM – 2:00PMGates Open (Rod Run ends at 1:00 pm)
8:00AMConcession Stands Open
8:00AM – 9:00AM*Donuts and Coffee (Banquet Hall)
8:00AMSwap Meet
8:00AM – 1:00PMWomen’s World (Activities Center)
10:00AM – 11:00AMChurch Service (Auditorium)
1:00PMAwards in the Grandstand

*available to registered Rodders and family members only


Why Register for the Rod Run

The registration fee covers entry into the three-day event, commemorative gift, dash plaque, Friday and Saturday night live bands, Saturday evening meal, Sunday breakfast, Sunday church service, chances for various door prizes, and awards. PRE-registered rodders (before July 1st) receive the above AND a free Frog Follies event T-Shirt.


All street rods must be Pre ’49 and have some sort of modification to the vehicle that was not available to the car from the factory. Any vehicle 1949 and up will not be admitted in the Rod Run area. Vehicles that are not accepted are trikes, Jeeps, motorized coffins etc. Any vehicle that does not meet the above requirements will be asked to park in the spectator parking. E’ville Iron Street Rods Ltd. has the right to reject any entry.


Cost: $10.00 per person (not car load) and children under 12 are free. Tickets are purchased at gate.

Admittance: Spectators should enter at Gate 1 (off of Old Boonville Hwy) or Gate 3 (off of Old State Road).

Parking: Parking crews will direct spectator vehicles to parking area.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Awards Ceremony is held Sunday at 1:00 pm.



Commercial Vendors (new parts and services), please check with us for space availability after July 15th. Call our hotline (812-428-3764) or by email ( before mailing your registration form. It may take a day to get back to you. We appreciate your patience.

Vendors should commit to being set up on SET UP DAY – Thursday, the day before the event starts.

E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. will not guarantee that you will get the space you want by showing up on Friday or Saturday.

No T-shirt vendors

No food vendors.  All food vending is handled by E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd.

E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. reserves the right to refuse, reject or remove vendors.

Vendor Spaces

Spaces are 10 x 20 feet.

Cars for Sale: $60.00/space

Swap Space (Used Parts): $60.00/space

Commercial (New Parts): $60.00/space

Valve Cover & Oil Pan Racers

General Info: Once racer is weighed in, it will be put in holding lanes, assigned a number, and heat scheduled, and it cannot be altered. Eliminations will be run of all class winners to determine top eliminator winner in each division i.e. One valve cover winner, One oil pan winner.

Classes will be run for kids through 13 years of age and adults in each division. Only one entry per person.

Basic RulesValve CoversOil Pans
1. Maximum Width15 inches16 inches
2. Maximum Length30 inches32 inches
3. Maximum Height10 inches16 inches
4. Maximum Weight10 pounds16 pounds
5. Minimum Scrub Line1/2 inch1/2 inch
6. Minimum # Wheels44
7. One Racer per Chassis
8. One Driver per Racer
9. Must be off of an automotive internal combustion engine
10. No moving weight allowed
11.No engine or propulsion of any kind except gravity
12. Entrant MUST be registered participant of Frog Follies or family member

Stock Class: Any stock OEM valve cover/oil pan — no cutting or modifications except paint scheme and wheel and chassis attachment. Complete stock gasket surface must be maintained.

Custom Class: Any aftermarket valve cover/oil pan (Moroso, Cal Custom, Edelbrock, etc.) must retain stock gasket surface. Painting, wheels, breathers, are optional to builder.

Outlaw Class: Any butchered, chopped, sectioned, frenched or modified so as not to pass stock or custom class valve cover/oil pan is acceptable. Enough of an original valve cover or oil pan must remain so that the JUDGE can determine it was at one time attached to an internal combustion engine.

* Outlaw entrants can be less or more than 4 wheels.
** Outlaw entrants can have a scrub line less than 1/2 inch, but will run under penalty.


Prizes will be awarded as follows in each class. First place – $25.00, second place – $10.00, third place – $5.00. Trophies for top eliminator valve cover and top eliminator oil pan and for the most dynamite-looking racer will be awarded at the discretion of the event promoter, E’ville Iron. Event sanctioned by the NSFA.



  • 421 Northwest Riverside Drive
    Evansville, Indiana 47708
  • 812-433-4000

Baymont by Wyndham – Evansville East

  • 8005 Division Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-477-2677

Inn & Suites

  • 5538 East Indiana Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-477-6663


  • 19600 Elpers Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47711
  • 812-867-1100

Comfort Inn –

  • 8331 East Walnut Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-476-3600

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport

  • 3901 Highway 41 North
    Evansville, Indiana 47711
  • 812-423-5818

Cool Breeze Bed & Breakfast

  • 1240 Southeast Second Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47713
  • 812-422-9635

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

  • 301 Circle Front Drive
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-473-2500

Courtyard by Marriott Evansville East

  • 301 Eagle Crest Drive
    Evansville, IN 47715
  • 812-424-4242

by Hilton

  • 601 Walnut Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47711
  • 812-423-5002

Drury Inn & Suites – East

  • 100 Cross Pointe Blvd.
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-471-3400

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

  • 1930 Cross Pointe Blvd.
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-471-9340

Stay America

  • 301 Eagle Crest Drive
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-479-0103

Fairfield Inn by Marriott – East

  • 7879 Eagle Crest Blvd.
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-471-7000

Fairfield Inn by Marriott – West

  • 5400 Weston Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47712
  • 812-429-0900

Hampton Inn

  • 8000 Eagle Crest Blvd.
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-473-5000

Hampton Inn

  • 5701 Highway 41 North
    Evansville, Indiana 47711
  • 812-464-1010

Hilton Garden

  • 220 Eagle Crest Drive
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-476-4000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – North

  • 324 Rusher Creek Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47725
  • 812-867-2200

Holiday Inn
Express – East

  • 220 Kirkwood Dr
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-303-0050

Holiday Inn Express – West

  • 5737 Pearl Drive
    Evansville, Indiana 47712
  • 812-421-9773

Holiday Inn Express – Downtown

  • 20 Walnut Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47708
  • 812-773-6655

Home 2 Suites
by Hilton

  • 7901 E. Walnut St.
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-303-1200

Howard Johnson by Wyndham – East

  • 1101 North Green River Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-476-9626

Hyatt Place

  • 202 S.E. 2nd. Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47713
  • 812-777-2303

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham

  • 8015 East Division Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-471-3414

Motel 41

  • 4321 Highway 41 North
    Evansville, Indiana 47711
  • 812-424-6431

Quality Inn
& Suites

  • 19622 Elpers Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47725
  • 812-867-1600

Quality Inn & Suites Downtown

  • 703 N. First Ave
    Evansville, Indiana 47710
  • 812-909-5953

Quality Inn –

  • 5006 East Morgan Avenue
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-477-2211

Residence Inn by Marriott

  • 8283 East Walnut Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-471-7191

Super 8 by Wyndham – East

  • 4600 Morgan Avenue
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-476-4008

Super 8 by Wyndham – North

  • 19601 Elpers Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47711
  • 812-867-8500

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

  • 9922 Pointe View Dr,
    Newburgh, IN 47630
  • (812) 853-0199


  • 8221 Stahl Road
    Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • 812-853-0900

Camping Accommodations

Vanderburgh 4-H Center Camping

  • 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd
    Evansville, Indiana 47725
  • 812-867-6217

Camping at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center during Frog Follies is for vendors and registered street rodders only. To make reservations for the main campground (with full hookup) call 812-867-6217. For Tent and RV supplemental spaces (some electric/no sewer) call 812-428-FROG.

A few things to remember:

  • You MUST be a registered street rodder to camp on the fairgrounds during Frog Follies.
  • E’ville Iron has no access to the campground until Thursday.
  • Camping registration is Thursday and Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm.
  • All pets MUST be kept on a leash at all times.

Burdette Park

  • 5301 Nurrenbern Road Evansville, Indiana 47712
  • 812-435-5602
Miles Landing

Miles Landing

  • 10311 New Harmony Rd, Elberfeld, IN 47613
  • 812-457-6447

Rocky Falls RV Park & Campground

  • 11901 Deer Run Drive
    Evansville, IN 47712
  • 812-746-7907

Audubon State Park

  • 3100 US Highway 41
    Henderson, KY 42420
  • 270-826-2247

Scooter Rental

Event Scooters, LLC. will have mobility scooters for rent at the Frog Follies this year. You can reserve a scooter by contacting Event Scooters, LLC.

Event Scooters, LLC.
(262) 677-2696

Personal-owned handicap carts are allowed on the grounds PROVIDED that they are truly for handicap use and must be registered at the Information Booth.  Any handicap cart or scooter driving more than 4 MPH on the grounds will be asked to slow down and repeated offenses will curb your cart or scooter.

E’ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. does not allow golf carts to be brought on the grounds to use during the Frog Follies. This policy is strictly and uniformly enforced. The number of spectators continues to grow and the pathways will not accommodate all of the people and golf carts.

Handicap carts, golf carts, scooters, bicycles, and any other pleasure-riding apparatus are not allowed in the Hot Rod areas.

Event Map

Map Legend

1) Auditorium (Registration, Saturday Meal & Dance, Sunday Church)
2) Banquet Hall (Sunday Donuts)
3) Activities Center (Women’s World)
4 – 7) Open Air Barns (Swap Meet Area)
8) Commercial Building (Concessions/Door Prize Area)
9) Industrial Building (Games, Friday Dance)
14) Grandstand (Awards on Sunday)
15) Playground
17) Campground
19) Concession Areas
21) Commercial and Swap Meet Vendor Area

Frequently Asked Questions

Street Rod must be made before 1949.

The show has approximately 3000 registrations each year.

If you registered on line you will receive your letter via email at time of your registration. If you pre-registered by completing a pre-registration form and provided an email address letters will be emailed the first of the year.  If you pre-registered by completing a pre-registration form and did not provide an email address or did not register on line letters will be mailed around the end of April.

Pre-registration before July 1st is $25.00 per vehicle and includes a Frog Follies T Shirt, dash plaque, chances at giveaways, the opportunity to win cash prizes, Friday and Saturday night live bands, Saturday evening meal, games, Sunday morning donuts and church service.

Yes. Enter Gate 3 to be directed to trailer parking.

When you check in at registration let the volunteers know that you have a different vehicle.

Join us each August in Evansville, Indiana and stroll through the displays of creatively modified works of four-wheeled art.

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