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CarFest Sa Speaker

 Our Mission

We are a Community of Automotive Professionals dedicated to building a culture of continual skill building, quality, and pride in the auto industry.

Core Values:

Integrity, Community, Education, Excellence

San Antonio's Largest Automotive Charity Festival 

The Community of Automotive Professionals presents the 8th annual CarFest March 31-April 2, 2023 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall.


CarFest San Antonio is the largest automotive charity festival in Texas! CAP’s goal is to help raise awareness and educate the motoring public about the automotive industry in a fun, family-friendly environment, as well as support our community.


The free event features events for car enthusiasts and the general public alike, including 10 FREE car giveaways, Friday Night Lights, automotive workshops, shopping, food trucks, chili and barbecue cook-offs, a kids’ car track, and more! 


In the spirit of giving back, 25 cars will also be repaired onsite for community people in need nominated by reputable nonprofit organizations. Plus, new this year we added a comedy show, a young entrepreneur's marketplace, and animal adoption area by Petunia's Rescue. Bring the whole family for an event you’ll never forget!

Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall

3201 E. Houston St. SA TX 78219

Carfest 2019 Orange Car

 A Recap of CarFest 2022 

Repaired 25 vehicles for individuals selected by a local charity.

Our local auto repair shop partners put in their time & effort to repair vehicles for those in need.

Educate The New Driver

on distracted driving, play a game of New Driver Jeopardy, and get hands-on maintenance skills from professional auto technician.

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Empower Auto Programs 

in South Texas technical schools with a financial contribution. Funds given support Automotive programs with equipment, scholarship money to students and learning materials.

10 Free Car Giveaways To The General Public

donated vehicles are repaired and given away to 10 lucky winners!

Car Museum

showcases how far vehicles have progresses from the beginning of invention. Featuring a display of cars ranging from 189s - 2000s

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Vehicle Giveaway
Car Giveaway Festival
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Car Giveaway

Our Charitable Connections

Our purpose is to support local & national automotive industry. From automotive brands, automotive repair shops, automotive programs in vocational technical schools & car clubs who keep the past, present, and future of vehicles alive and well.

CarFest Historical Evolution & Milestones

MAY 2015

Visionary Sponsors Dinner 

Planning Commence

FEB 2015

After a year of careful planning, CarFest finally launched at the Freeman Coliseum! 13 cars were given away to the general public.



The event was moved from the Freeman Coliseum (90K sq ft) to the Expo Halls (200K sq ft). Our new venue has double the square footage! We introduced our BBQ Cook-Off section. Local TV celebrities were added - David Elder

New Driver Workshop was added to teach basic car knowledge to teens learning to drive.



Reached an attendance of 13,000 people! Food Trucks were added to the event!

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 shutdown, we were able to successfully fix five vehicles for individuals in need of transportation repairs. We gave $80K to 8 Automotive Technical Schools in Texas.



Despite the festival not taking place, we managed to repair 10 vehicles. We gave $80K to 8 Automotive Technical Schools in Texas.

After a two-year pause due to Covid-19, CarFest was relaunched.



The Community Hall now boasts a new Community Stage! We had an incredible weekend for the festival, with a record-breaking attendance of 15,000.

Yellow Tweety Bird Classic Car

CarFest Historical Evolution & Milestones

Repaired vehicles for 168 individuals/families

Worked with 98 nonprofits and area car repair shops

Raised $497,000 in scholarships for Texas automotive technical programs

Worked with 2,100 volunteers to host CarFest and unite the automotive community.

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Big brands that will make CarFest happen


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Jasper automotive parts
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Ancira Chevrolet
BG Automotive Logo
O'Reily Auto Parts
World Pac Logo
XL Parts Logo
1-800 Radiator & AC Logo


Universal Technical Institute
Southern Careers Institute Logo
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