Smart bets: Hellbilly Hootenanny

Despite its name, the Hellbilly Hootenanny is heaven on earth for bikers and car enthusiasts. The family-friendly gathering centers on a showcase of motorcycles and pre-1973 hot rods and “kustom cars.” And since that pulls in a tide of ink, the day also functions as a de facto tattoo convention — complete with on-site tattooing and a competition for best body decor. Patrons can spruce up their looks in less permanent ways, too, by visiting face and body painters or the pinup hair and makeup sylists. Other attractions include facial hair contests, a zombie pinup competition, artwork by multiple pinstripers, auctions, raffles, vendors, and live music by Crank County Daredevils, Antiseen, Hillbilly Casino and many more. The eighth annual event, which benefits several charities, kicks off at New Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon. $20 (kids younger than 13 are free). newmountainavl.com. Photo by Morgana Divine Pinups, courtesy of Bootleggers Car Club

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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