Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival 2018 | PHOTOS, VIDEO

Polish your cars, shine your shoes and get out your best dresses, the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival rock and rolls back into town on the last weekend in March.

It's now been 16 years since the first festival brought the 1950s to life in the streets of Kurri Kurri and the weekend continues be one of the Hunter's most popular events.

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival celebrates all the good things from the 1950s and 1960s - rock n roll music, dancing, classic cars, vintage clothing and good old fashioned fun.

The weekend attracts large crowds of people from all over Australia to join in the atmosphere.

There's something for everyone with free entertainment and activities throughout the weekend on the PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley Main Stage in Rotary Park Kurri Kurri.

If you love classic cars and hot rods, Shannon's Show and Shine is a real highlight, with an amazing display of hundreds of immaculate classic cars and hot rods.

The Retro Market Place brings together some of the biggest and best nostalgia-themed retro and vintage market stalls from across the country. You'll find themed merchandise, retro goods, vintage clothing, rock n roll memorabilia, collectables and plenty for the car enthusiasts.

Lots of free entertainment is a feature of the event, with rock n roll dance demonstrations, main stage performances, talent quests, feature bands, fashion parades, best dressed competitions, side show alley and much more. Plus nightly events with lots of great 'rock n roll' and 'rockabilly' dances at local venues.

Whether you remember the 1950s or are inspired by that era, getting dressed up is part of the fun of the weekend.

So don your vintage or 1950s-inspired outfits and come to Kurri Kurri, get your photo snapped and you could even win a prize by entering a Best Dressed competition.

The festival kicks off on Friday, March 29, with a Free Family Fun Night from 5pm in Rotary Park and runs throughout Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31.

It's a great weekend for all the family at the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival.

For the full program, visit www.kurrikurrinostalgiafestival.com.au

VIDEO: A few snippets from the festival last year.