Dearborn, MI, USA
Sat. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE w/ admission; GA $28, Seniors $25.25, Youth $21, Children 4 & under FREE
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At the longest-running antique car show in America, you’ll be immersed in the moving stories of the early automotive era from the 1890s through 1932.
Old Car Festival is perfectly set in the place where the history of the American automobile is passionately preserved and brought to life every day. From the turn of the century to the Great Depression, Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village offers a raucous ride of vehicles that epitomize the earnest optimism of the American Dream.
Generations of car owners share their passion with fans during this beloved tradition, showcasing an astounding array of restored vehicles in an authentic hometown setting that brings you immediately to a long-ago moment.
Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured automobiles. The ongoing Pass-in-Review parade is a car lover’s dream, as electric, steam and gas-powered vehicles are constantly in motion around you. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes, or sit back and enjoy our experts sharing “car talks” while historic vehicles pass. Experience ragtime America brought to life in the center of Greenfield Village with historically inspired street food, music, dancing and even a cake walk.
Plan to stay late Saturday evening for the Gaslight Parade of Cars and to dance along with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue as they perform popular music of the era. Cap off the evening with a Dixieland-style parade and fireworks finale.
Put the pedal to the metal as we celebrate the first generation of sports cars. In the earliest part of the 20th century, makers like Mercer and Stutz were setting new standards in high-performance motoring. The celebrated Stutz Bearcat, with three times the horsepower (and price!) of a Ford Model T, epitomized early American enthusiast motoring. Join us to pay tribute to the original automobiles designed around the simple idea that driving should be fun.
Your experience includes:
• Hundreds of historic automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles
• Historically inspired street food
• Car talks with passionate owners, historians and experts
• Live music and dancing
• Pass-in-review parades
• Awards showcasing the best restored and unrestored cars
• Model T assembly team
• Saturday evening gaslight parade capped with a dixieland-style parade and fireworks