TICKETED: Jeff Kinney Comes to Asheville with The Big Shot Drive-Thru!

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Event image with photo of Jeff Kinney with Wimpy Kid character and the front cover of his book BIG SHOT (Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 16). BIG SHOT Drive-Thru

Grab the whole family and Wimpify your car so it’s ready to roll through The Big Shot Drive-Thru! Meet and take a photo with Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid series! 

This is a drive-through event on Tuesday, November 2nd at the North Carolina Arboretum, located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville.

--> Decorations and signs are highly encouraged. The family with the best-decorated car will win a boxed set of Awesome Friendly books! <--

You must have a ticket to attend. Each ticket admits one car to the event.  *Entry will be staggered by ticket time to make sure traffic flows steadily through the drive-thru. 

No Refunds. If the event has to be cancelled due to weather or COVID releated issues, you will still recieve your signed books. Books cannot be personalized.

Please note that books cannot be gift wrapped.  Please do not select the gift wrapping option. 


TICKET OPTIONS: Please note that there are TWO ticket types/prices and FIVE ticket times available for purchase.

TICKET OPTION ONE: includes one signed copy of Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16) and admits one car into the event. 

TICKET OPTION TWO: includes one signed copy of Big Shot, one signed copy of Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories and admits one car into the event. 

Jeff Kinney will give your book(s) to you at the event! (Books cannot be personalized.)

To purchase a $14.99 (plus tax) ticket, including a signed copy of Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16), select the time you wish to drive-thru the event. (Books cannot be personalized.)

5:20 PM Entry I Big Shot

5:50 PM Entry I Big Shot

6:10 PM Entry I Big Shot

6:40 PM Entry I Big Shot

7:00 PM Entry I Big Shot

A limited quantity of tickets are also available for $29.98 (plus tax) and include a signed copy of Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16) AND a signed copy of Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories. (Books cannot be personalized.)

To purchase this ticket, select the time you wish to drive-thru the event:

5:20 PM Entry | Big Shot + Spooky Stories

5:50 PM Entry | Big Shot + Spooky Stories

6:10 PM Entry | Big Shot + Spooky Stories

6:40 PM Entry I Big Shot + Spooky Stories

7:00 PM Entry | Big Shot + Spooky Stories


All attendees must stay in their cars at all times during the event, with no exceptions. 

--> Jeff Kinney will deliver your book(s) to you and take socially distanced photos with fans! During the photo, families should remain inside their car with the windows rolled down. Jeff will remain outside the car. <--

Signed copies of all of Jeff Kinney's books will be available for purchase at the event. Sorry, there will be no personalization at this event, and no books signed from home. 

Portable restrooms will be available at the Arboretum.

Masks are not required at outdoor gatherings but they are appreciated. We encourage you to review CDC guidelines regarding Covid safety, especially for unvaccinated individuals.

We hope to see you there!

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
The NC Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806