Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies is a fun-filled family event on the last Saturday of July for people of all ages. It is FREE to attend and FREE to register a vehicle for the show! We sell delicious homemade pie with ice cream; register more than 150 vehicles for an outstanding car show; have face painting for the kids; a sanctioned United States Strongman competition; a fire truck for kids to explore and a Jeep Adventure 'go kart' to win (see photo on right); raffle prizes for adults; vendors; a swap meet; and we give away more than 60 trophies and a coveted People's Choice Award! Please join us in the City of Westby for boutique shopping, good restaurants, and a great day of fun at Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies!
Preregister your vehicle online now until July 26 at 6:00 p.m. for a chance at a $50 gift card.
Register your vehicle in person on the day of the event between 9:00 a.m. and Noon.
The event is open to everyone from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Pie is served from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. – or until it is gone!
Raffles for registrants and the general public will be awarded at 2:30 p.m.
Awards are given to vehicles that are registered starting at 2:30 p.m.
The Westby Area Historical Society began in 1989. A committee met and agreed to start WAHS to preserve and share the history of our area. A dedicated group of people worked for several years before they were able to purchase what is now the Thoreson House Museum.
To financially support the mission of the organization and to be able to pay the expenses of the museum, WAHS held many fundraisers. One of the first that continued for many years was an old-fashioned pie and ice cream social.
By 2016, the event had lost steam. It was WAHS board member and committed volunteer Madeline Anderson's idea to combine a car show with the pie and ice cream social.
In 2016, the first SRSP event drew 15 cars. Over the past 7 years, the event has grown to become our biggest fundraiser with almost 200 cars and hundreds more people coming to Westby. The event includes more than 60 awards, a swap meet, vendors, face painting, a special kids' raffle, a 50/50 raffle, and of course, lots of pie with ice cream!