Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#AtoZChallenge - All Gallow's Eve - S


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Click the Somernites button to go to the official page of the Cruise!  From the home page:

Beautiful and historic Somerset, KY is recognized by the Kentucky State Legislature as “The Car Cruise Capital of Kentucky” and is home to Somernites Cruise, the largest monthly classic car show in the state. Held on the fourth Saturday, April-October, rain or shine, Somernites has garnered national attention with coverage on various TV shows including My Classic Car and Horsepower TV. Now more than half-way into its second decade, the Cruise shows no signs of waning in popularity.

"Somernites Cruise" weekends are the 4th weekend of each month from April through October.  Most of the festivities take place on Saturdays, with vehicles of all shapes, makes, models, ages etc. lining the streets of town with their hoods up.  People walk by, talk with the owners of the vehicles, etc.  People and their cars come from all over the US.  The 15th Annual Somernites Cruise kicks off this Saturday, April 25!

Most of the streets around 'fountain square' are closed to all but Cruise-entry cars after 9 or 10 am.  The crowds are usually large enough that no local would drive through town anyway.  Seriously!  I was on my way to work one day and even as far out from the center of town as I was, it took about 30 minutes to go 1/4 mile.  But when you visit, email me and I'll let you know the best ways to get around the crowds. ;)

(from the Somernites Cruise Facebook Page photo stream)

After 7:00 pm on Cruise weekend, cars take to the 6 lanes of Highway 27, Somerset's 'main drag', but maybe a mile from downtown.  They drive up and down the road, sometimes until well after dark, and the sides of the road are generally crowded with spectators.  Serious spectators.  People who camp out the night before to get their favorite spot.

(from the Somernites Cruise Facebook Page photo stream)

If you are a car enthusiast, this is really a must-see event!


So have you ever been to a Somernites Cruise?  Are you nuts about cars and antiques?  Let me know in the comments!  

And while you're here, if you click on the butterfly graphic at the top of the post, that will take you to the 2015 A to Z Challenge participant list, where you can find hundreds (I'm not joking here - HUNDREDS!) of other folks who are writing about the A to Z of just about any and every topic under the sun!


  1. That looks like fun! My husband's mom was born in the Somerset area years ago (1926).


  2. When I was a teenager I used to be a car enthusiast. Way back when one could work on their own car and not have to use a computer diagnostic machine! This sounds like fun for the town.
    River Fairchild – A to Z April Challenge
    Untethered Realms

    1. It's one of those population doubles for the weekend kind of things, River. But the festival atmosphere is fun. :O)

  3. This seems to be your last A to Z post. Were you going to catch up to the final letters?

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    1. Yeah, I know, I kind of ran down at the end. Well that and my FIL's house burning down, kind of messed up the end of our month around here. (Everyone and both of their dogs were safe, thank God.) But I'm back and going to finish tonight, even if it is 'unofficial'. :O)