One of the largest car shows of its kind in mid-America, the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals, celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Lake of the Ozarks the weekend of May 4-6.

One of the largest car shows of its kind in mid-America, the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals, celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Lake of the Ozarks the weekend of May 4-6.

This unique car show, which takes its name from the serpentine shape of the Lake of the Ozarks, is open to a variety of makes and models and brings in over 10,000 spectators from across the Midwest to check out all the cool cars, trucks and motorcycles on display along "the Strip" throughout the weekend.

For both safety and convenience, a portion of Bagnell Dam Strip will be closed off to regular motor traffic during show hours on Saturday so that the 1,000 vehicles on display can be easily accessed and viewed by attendees and fellow show car owners. Show car categories include makes ranging from the early 1900s to present day for "rat rods," "street rods," "street machines," muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Arguably, the pristine show vehicles are the main draw, but other events and activities keep attendees entertained throughout the weekend. There are make-and-take model building activities for children, a Magic Dragon poker run for adults, golden oldies broadcast live on location by deejays from "Cool" 102.7 FM, a 50/50 raffle and a drawing for a 2018 Ford Mustang.

New for 2018, the legendary Big Foot monster truck will put on a car-crushing demonstration on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Firestone Alley, next to Two-Bit Town along the Strip. The demo, like all Magic Dragon events, is open to the public and free to attend.

Hours for the Magic Dragon Street Meet are 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday. Winners of the poker run, 50/50 raffle, and drawing for the 2018 Ford Mustang will be announced from the main stage located at Lake Ozark Live, 1508 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Judging of the show vehicles will take place Sunday morning from 9-11 a.m. Winners in 30 different competitive classes and the overall grand champion will be announced at 1 p.m. at the main stage.

For more information on the Magic Dragon Street Meet, including a full schedule of events and judging categories, visit www.MagicDragonCarShow.com, or like the event's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MagicDragonStreetMeet.