16 Jul 2021
Classic cars and motorcycles from around the world await your discovery at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance. Held in the fall every year, the highly anticipated affair highlights over 200 cars and motorcycles competing for best in show on the luxurious greens at the Port Royal Golf Club. Each year, Lowcountry locals and visitors alike register their classic cars for the show. Registered motor vehicles are divided into niche categories like Early Brass Racers, Scooters and Motorcycles, and more. Cars compete in their respective categories and are judged by a panel of 75 automotive aficionados from all over North America, but only one car will win overall Best in Show.
Interested in this event? Start planning your trip with the information below! You’ll find more insight about the best area events in our HHI Vacation Guide! This guide is filled with local recommendations on how to spend your time in our area.
Your Guide to the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance
Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Events
The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival takes place on the first weekend of November every year. This weekend-long fall festival features more than 200 cars for viewing as well as aviation events, seminars, and more! This wide variety of things to do allows guests to curate an experience that’s tailored to their interests.
Classic car enthusiasts can spend all day Saturday browsing the Club Car Showcase, while others can attend first-class aviation events on Friday at the Hilton Head Island Airport. If you’re looking to doing some learning, there will be several seminars to attend. No matter what you’re interested in within the scope of classic cars, this event has something for everyone!
Purchase Your Tickets or Exclusive Experience
There are three ticket options for the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance:
Club Car Showcase: $60
Concours d’Elegance: $65
Two-Day Pass: $100
Booking early on can secure you a discount, and each ticket only covers admission for one, so be advised. Alternatively, if you are feeling fancy, you might consider booking an Insider Experience. These exclusive packages offer VIP access to many of the festival’s events, as well as one-of-a-kind opportunities to meet with designers and more! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and Insider Experiences are gifted to the Driving Young America charity.
More Fall Festivals in Hilton Head
Autumn on Hilton Head Island is a beautiful season! Aside from the Concours d’Elegance festival, you can also find various other seasonal events happening around the same time. Fall and winter are prime harvest seasons for oysters, paving the way for the annual Hilton Head Island Oyster Festival! If you’re up for a quick road trip, travel to nearby Savannah for its yearly Food & Wine Festival.
Save When You Stay with Beach Properties
Save on your stay during the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance when you book with Beach Properties. Beach Properties provides you with the perfect weekend getaway opportunity with properties minutes away from the Port Royal Greens. Bringing a fur baby along? We have pet-friendly vacation rentals with everything you need to enjoy your vacation on the island. Unplug before the busy holiday season!