Roy Pub and Eatery Car Show Returns for Fifth Annual Event

By Jacob Dimond / jake@yelmonline.com
Posted 8/11/22

The Roy Pub and Eatery Car Show is set to return to the rodeo town on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Roy Tavern.

Car enthusiasts can expect a great show throughout the …

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Roy Pub and Eatery Car Show Returns for Fifth Annual Event

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The Roy Pub and Eatery Car Show is set to return to the rodeo town on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Roy Tavern.

Car enthusiasts can expect a great show throughout the day as event organizers have high expectations prior to the event.

Carol Dittbenner, an organizer of the Roy Pub and Eatery Car Show, said that as the event has grown “older,” the attendance of the event has grown as well. After getting commitments from participants in Yelm, Spanaway, Roy and other surrounding areas, Dittbenner expects a day of fun.

“The outpour of support we’ve seen from both the Yelm and Spanaway communities has been great,” Dittbenner said during an interview with Nisqually Valley News. “I really think the car show is stacking up to be quite the exciting event.”

According to Dittbenner, cars will be lined up along the side of state Route 507 near the Roy Tavern. The event initially came to fruition after the owner of the tavern wanted to have a car show, according to Dittbenner. Now in their fifth year of the show, event organizers are optimistic about putting on another fun show.

Throughout the event, door prize items will be given away and raffle winners will be announced. Dittbenner also said that there will be a booth at the Roy water tower to teach interested citizens about the tower, and efforts needed to renovate it. There will also be a hot dog and water stand on hand for those in attendance in need of refreshments. All proceeds will go toward the restoration of the tower, Dittbenner added.



There will also be different vendors available at the event. For those in attendance who are hungry, breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Roy Tavern throughout the course of the event.

There are also a number of awards expected to be announced by the end of the Roy Pub and Eatery Car Show. These awards include best interior, best project car, best motorcycle, best paint job, best muscle car, best custom bike and more.

Dittbenner added that plenty of community members have done their part in preparation of the car show by volunteering their time by helping park cars involved in the event. Her husband Kenneth Dittbenner is one of the volunteers.

“There’s a number of committee members there helping us with the car show,” Dittbenner said. “We couldn’t do it by ourselves, and we’re appreciative of all the help and support we’ve seen.”

She also wanted to thank their large group of sponsors. Northwest Chevrolet will be bringing its “big display truck” to the car show to partake in a special display. She also thanked sponsors Mary Mary cafe, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Jimbob’s Chuck Wagon, Ken’s Truck and Repair, Walt’s Point S Tires and others. She also thanked new donors Yelm Cinemas and NAPA Auto Parts for their contributions.

“This last week we’ve been getting excited. We know what we have for door prizes and raffle items. We have people starting at 8 a.m. to get started,” Dittbenner said.

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