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 10th Annual
Woodies in the Valley
March 11-13, 2016

Update 03/10, 10:45 p.m. - Based on the latest weather conditions, we are moving ahead with this weekend's show. The latest weather forecast tonight shows some rain on Friday in Visalia starting at about noon and continuing into the early evening. However zero % rain is forecast for Saturday. Sunday, showers are forecast - but not until evening. We are mindful that those coming from out of town may have to drive through some rain to get here, and although we REALLY want you to come, we DO understand if you opt not to do so. Keep in mind that you are still welcome to come without your wooden cars if needed.  We will continue to make last minute announcements on this site, so check back prior to your heading in our direction. 

Plans are being finalized for 2016's Woodies in the Valley to be held in Visalia, CA March 11-13.

Our welcoming woodies-only "cruise-in" will once again be held on Friday night (from about 5 p.m. until 9) at our nostalgic downtown A&W drive-in, 301 N. Willis. 

Saturday (from about 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.), we'll be enjoying our Show 'n Shine all-woodies car show at Redwood High School, 1001 W. Main St., followed immediately by a fun cruise through some of our beautiful ag country with lots of blossoms to enjoy along the way. The cruise will include a snack stop and some "gear-head stuff" as well! Specifically, club member Tom Meleo has agreed to open up his VERY cool Chevrolet collection for the woodie cruisers (click on link for some teaser photos from a woodie-visit a few years back): Meleo Collection

We also have a great, new food vendor this year - 4 Seasons BBQ - who will be providing delicious breakfast burritos in the morning as well as tri-tip burritos and sandwiches for lunch! 

Saturday night we will have a group dinner planned, but if you would rather go scout out some of our awesome local eateries, you are more than welcome to do so.

Sunday morning we will have our now famous "Goodbye Breakfast" once again for woodie show participants only at the home and car collection of members Brian & Sandy Blain. Some of you may remember a tour of Brian's collection on one of our cruises a few years back. He has a very cool and eclectic collection.

We are happy to report that we have our two long-time host hotels returning to work with us this year: The Visalia Marriott and the Comfort Suites. Both are great hotels and are both offering a $99/night special rate for our event. Marriott reservations can be made by calling direct at 559-636-1111 and asking for Denise and our special rate.

Comfort Suites reservations can be made by calling them direct at 559-738-1700 and asking for our special Woodies in the Valley rate.
WEATHER - Visalia's March weather is usually VERY pleasant, with an average high of 67 degrees and an average low of 46 degrees. We have only had one real weather issue in our show's history. However, it's always good to keep an eye on the weather as we get closer. For your convenience, we are posting a link below to weather.com's 10-day forecast to keep you updated:

10-Day Weather

We will be posting more info on this website as it becomes available.
For more information regarding Woodies in the Valley or the Central Valley Woodie Club, contact club president Wayne Yada: info@valleywoodies.com or 559-967-1357.

See you on March 11th!

Click on link below to see s
ome photos from last year's event:

2015 PHOTOS.  2015 News Article  


2014 WIV photos can be seen at: 2014 PHOTOS.
2013 WIV photos can be seen at:
2013 PHOTOS.
2012 WIV photos can be seen at: 2012 PHOTOS.

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