May 24-25, 2019
More than one hundred classic and vintage vehicles descend on downtown Blenheim along with thousands of local car buffs. Featuring a cruise night on Friday, visitors to this event are also encouraged to take in a BBQ, car theme movie and food and entertainment at Talbot Trail Park.
Stay tuned for a June date this year!
Thousands of people flock to downtown Chatham each year to take in RetroFest for this celebration of nostalgia. This family-friendly event features a car cruise Friday evening and activities in Tecumseh Park. Chatham's downtown transforms into a showcase of classic cars on Saturday.
Erieau Boulevard of Dreams
June 23, 2019
It's a feast for the eyes in Erieau as the Erieau Car Show takes centre stage. This show features all makes and models and includes food and music.
Wildwood By the Lake Car and Bike Show
July 6, 2019
car show along the water featuring a wide variety of makes, models and years from the classics to the brand new. This show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to attend.
Mitchell's Bay Annual Car, Truck, Tractor and Bike Show
July 20, 2019
Mitchell's Bay Park is the perfect venue for this family fun event. Along with a great selection of vintage vehicles, there is plenty of entertainment for the kids including food, a bouncy castle, and face painting. The beach and splash pad are also available to cool off in the hot sun.
East Kent Vintage Equipment Show
August 3 - 4, 2019
A show for all ages featuring children's activities, live threshing, harvest and plowing demos. This show also features vintage machinery and saw mill working demos .
Vintage car displays and a Tractor Drive In in the country are among the highlights of this event.
August 9-10, 2019
Enjoy two days of car show fun in Bothwell's Victoria Park, beginning with an Automotive Swap Meet on Friday Night. On Saturday, enjoy one of Canada’s largest displays of more than 1,200 vehicles. Families will also find food and entertainment available.
August 9-10, 2019
Wallaceburg plays host to Canada’s largest and foremost antique transportation show featuring more than 500 displays of cars, fire trucks, boats, motorcycles and airplanes. The arrival of the boats of the Sydenham River is a sight not to miss, while there are plenty of things for families on both days including activities, entertainment and a toy and model show.
A Chatham-manufactured Gray Dort is on display at Chatham-Kent Museum showcasing the region’s ties to the automotive industry in Canada. This 1919 touring model is one of the last few in existence.
William Gray & Sons manufactured carriages, sleighs, and light wagons and was, in fact, one of the largest producers in their field in Canada. The company's factory was located at the intersection of William & Wellington Streets in Chatham. In the early 1900s, they began making bodies on contract for several companies including Ford and the short lived “Chatham” car.