The Ol’ Marais River Run

2023 Ol’ Marais River Run Major Sponsors (Subject to Change)

Listed below are major sponsors for 2023. Our event would not be possible without all of the generous donations we receive each year. If you are interested in being a sponsor of our show, please contact our club for more information at


Advance Auto Parts, Ottawa KS
Alan Grove Components, Louisburg KS
Andy’s Wrecker Service, Ottawa KS
Bienie’s Body Shop, Ottawa KS
Bells Towing, Ottawa KS
City of Ottawa KS
Firestone Complete, Ottawa KS
Franklin County Commission, Ottawa KS
Franklin County Visitor Center, Ottawa KS
Home Base, Ottawa KS
Kansas Army National Guard, Ottawa KS
Loves Travel Shop, Ottawa KS
Madden Sanitation, Ottawa KS
Ottawa RV Sales, Ottawa KS
O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ottawa KS
Ottawa Sanitation, Ottawa KS
Patriots Bank, Ottawa KS
Performance Electric, Ottawa KS
Pete and Jakes Super Bell Axles, Peculiar MO
Team Snyder Concessions, Wellsville KS
Trendel Lumber, Ottawa KS

Welcome Commercial Vendors

Applications are being accepted by businesses and/or individuals selling automotive-related items. Due to the number of cars we now have participating in the Ol’ Marais River Run, Forest Park is nearing its capacity. Due to the limited space available, applications will not be accepted from vendors selling non-automotive-related items.

Paul Snethen
Also, due to space limitations and the large number of inquiries we receive each year requesting booth space for non-profit agencies, we are no longer able to accommodate those space requests. The Over the Road Gang recognizes the importance of each of these groups in our community, and we appreciate the great work they all do.

For Food Vendors

Contact Sandy Snethen at 785-550-5263 or by email at Please put “food vendor” in the subject line of your email.

Ol’ Marais River Run (September 16-17, 2023)

Friday Night Cruise-In (5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 9/15/23)

Before our annual show actually begins, cars of all year’s make and models are invited to join us in Forest Park on Friday evening. This is one small way for us to allow friends who have vehicles newer than 1972 to join in with some of our weekend’s activities. It’s a great time to enjoy our beautiful park, listen to great music, and meet new friends.

Friday night is also the first opportunity to register for the car show if you missed the pre-registration deadline of August 18th. Come to the large shelter house from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. to register. Pre-registered participants may also pick up their information packets during this time period.

Saturday night “Back to the 60’s” Cruise Night (6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 9/16/23)

For many people, this is one of their favorite parts of our car show. Our great city allows us to close Main Street from Tecumseh Street to 7th Street to permit only registered car show participants on Main Street to cruise. Food vendors are set up on the courthouse lawn, oldies music is playing, and many stores are open for the evening. The atmosphere will make you feel like you’re on the scene of American Graffiti!

To participate in the Saturday night cruise, you must register at the visitor center (2011 E K68 Hwy or I-35 & K68 Hwy Exit 187) by 3 p.m. Saturday, September 16th. Registration will be open at 6 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.

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