The second Mayberry Dream Cruise Show brought more cars and more people to the Mayberry Shoppes from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
The car show takes place four times each summer, on the first Monday of the month, until September, on Centennial Road, just south of Erie Road. Featuring food, friends and displaying vintage and newer vehicles, the event typically attracts a large crowd.
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“It’s the big thing out here,” Bruce Saba said. Mr. Saba is the owner of Chili Jack’s, which is a restaurant in the shopping center. The establishment experiences an increase in sales on the nights of the cruises and even stays open later to accommodate the heavy traffic.
The event begins at 5 p.m., but participants and spectators alike usually show up as early as 4 p.m.
For planning purposes, the Shoppes of Mayberry Square reminds visitors to arrive early for the well-attended event.
While it is called a show, there is no judging and there are no awards for vehicles. Occasionally, the event will end with a “burn-out” around 8:30 p.m.
The cruises have been going on for seven years.
For more information, visit www.gomayberry.com.