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July & August Events


Wildwood By the Lake Car and Bike Show - July 8 

Annually, this 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 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is free to attend.

Ridgetown Rotary Antique Car Show -July 9

Enjoy antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors all at Watson Grove Park in Ridgetown. The show runs from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with admission by $3 donation, kids 12 and under get in for free. 

Mitchell's Bay Annual Car, Truck, Tractor and Bike Show - July 15

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.

Merlin Legion Vintage Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Tractor Show - July 23

The small village of Merlin is transformed into a classic car mecca one day of the year, and visitors will not be disappointed. Based at the Merlin Legion on Stanley Street, this show runs from 10am to 3pm. The car show coincides with the town wide yard sale, so car buffs can browse treasures while in town. Live music, 50/50 draws and a traditional "Merlicken Chicken Dinner" are all a part of this annual event. 


East Kent Vintage Equipment Show 

A show for all ages featuring live threshing, harvest and plowing demos and children's activities. This show also features vintage machinery and sawmill working demos. Vintage car displays and a Tractor Drive-In in the country are among the highlights of this event.

Bothwell Old Autos Car Show - August 12

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. Bothwell is also home to Old Autos, which is a Canadian newspaper for the classic car enthusiast. 

WAMBO (Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing) - August 12

Wallaceburg hosts Canada's largest and foremost antique transportation show featuring more than 500 cars, fire trucks, boats, motorcycles and airplanes. The arrival of the boats on the Sydenham River is a sight to behold, while there are plenty of things for families on both days including activities, entertainment and a toy and model show.