Yep! The dedicated teams at the coffee house work every Saturday rain or shine - all year. The only time Katie's is off is when the Saturday falls on a Federal holiday. While the event is rain, snow, sleet, or hail (shout out to the United States Postal Service), the attendees show up at will - meaning we don't keep tabs on who or what shows up when. That said, if the weather is nice and there's no nearby holiday, expect a great turnout.
Right now, Katie's Cars & Coffee is pooch friendly so long as attendees pickup after man's best friend. Leashes required by state law are a must, and please don't let your four legged friend get too close to the four wheeled automobiles. Remember - we're merely guests here, so let's keep the place tidy - that goes for Fido too. (also - no pigs, yes this has happened).
No - and please don't save spaces. Katie's parking lots reach capacity quickly so saving spots will cause huge bottlenecks - plus, it isn't fair (early bird gets the parking space). Parking spaces that are coned off are done so by direction of the coffee house to enable nearby businesses to reserve parking for clients. Handicap parking spaces are for handicap permitted vehicles only - do not park there unless you have a permit, and if you have a permit, please display it appropriately.
Katie's welcomes all makes and models - hey, even race cars show up from time to time. That said, while we think your 4 door Toyota Carolla is pretty darn neat, it's probably best left in the back lots or across the street. The parking spaces in front of the coffee house are meant for really unique or exotic vehicles. Please refer to the parking diagram under "Show Info" in the menu section.
The town of Great Falls enforces a strict speed limit of 35mph - that goes for the entire stretch of road between the coffee house and the surrounding interstates. Please respect the police officers, the residents of Great Falls, and other drivers by abiding by the speed limits and let those who don't know how to read numbers know that speeding is not permitted at the cars and coffee.
Only if the Saturday falls on a federal holiday. If anything surprising comes up, we'll let you know. But typically, not Katie's is all year around, rain or shine. Now, if it's -30 degrees and snowing hail larger than a baseball, we'll doubt anyone will show up - that said, if you and your whip wanna brave the weather for a delicious cup'a joe, come right on in.
Have something that doesn't fit in a single parking space (no - no one wants to see an RV)? Have a rare vehicle that was recently released? Been hiding an Enzo in your garage and finally feeling the need to stretch its legs? For the rare exceptions, Katie's can reserve a few spots for the ultra-interesting. No - this isn't to say that all cars aren't special, but we can't be saving parking spots unless really necessary. Reach out to us on the contact form and we'll work something out.
While the coffee shop has a designated opening time (7:00AM), attendees choose to show early (and earlier and earlier) to grab good parking and watch some machinery roll in. While doctors recommend a solid 8 hours of sleep, it's up to you whether showing up at 5:00AM is a good idea. We'll see you at 7:00 however!
Simply - no. County regulations do not allow for promotion at the show plus - no one wants Katie's to turn into a flea market. Please refrain from selling anything other than your name at this car show. That goes for flyers - few things make a car guy man than seeing a stack of ads tucked under the windshield wiper of his precious fuel-burning baby. If you want to reach the demographic that attends Katies, become an online sponsor! To learn how, click on the "Sponsor" tab on the menu.