ACD Festival (2021 Dates Pending)

The World's Greatest Classic Car Show and Festival. Held every year the week before Labor Day

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ACD Festival (2021 Dates Pending)

The World's Greatest Classic Car Show and Festival. Held every year the week before Labor Day

2021 festival guide coming soon

ACD Festival (2021 Dates Pending)

The World's Greatest Classic Car Show and Festival. Held every year the week before Labor Day

2021 festival guide coming soon

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2020 Cancelled

AUBURN, Ind.--During the ACD Festival July Board of Directors’ meeting Wednesday night, the board voted to cancel the 2020 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. Leslie Peel, ACD Festival Executive Director said, “After consultation with local health officials, local government and our valued partners, we have determined that the responsible course of action would be to cancel the annual Festival this year. We have continued to monitor the Covid-19 presence in our area, as well as across the country since we host thousands of attendees yearly, many of whom come from all over the United States and internationally. Many months have been spent in discussions as how to best proceed in order to keep those in our community and those who attend as safe as possible. We also realized and considered the tremendous burden our local businesses and community have endured these last few months, and the impact of the ACD Festival for added business. This is not a decision to which the board of directors arrived lightly, but one made out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping the health and safety of our community, volunteers, vendors and attendees as our top priority. We were saddened to hear that the ACD Club would be unable to attend the 2020 festival, but completely support their decision. While not the only reason behind our cancellation, their decision was an integral part of ours.”

The 2020 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival was set to celebrate their 64th year, in addition to the ACD Club’s celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Auburn Automobile Company, featuring Women behind the Wheel. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club made their formal announcement in late June to cancel their Annual Auburn Reunion for 2020, and instead to continue with a virtual reunion event and annual meeting.

“As always the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival organization remains committed to celebrating and promoting the unique automobile heritage of Auburn, not just over Labor Day weekend,” said Mike Boswell, ACD Festival Board President.

“As disappointing as it is to have to cancel our 64th year, we hope this year will be just be a blip on the radar in the history of the ACD Festival. We will shift our focus to planning for the 2021 festival which we hope to make bigger and better than ever. A huge “Thank You” goes out to our sponsors and those who continue to support our Festival year after year. We truly could not do it without you,” said Leslie Peel, ACD Festival Executive Director.

For additional information, contact the office at 260-925-3600, by email at [email protected], or visit www.acdfestival.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Leslie Peel
Executive Director
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
260.925.3600
[email protected]

Featured ACD Festival Events

Cheers to the Festival
Saturday

Cheers to the Festival

Date: August 29, 2020 Time: 5PM
Garage Tour
Sunday

Garage Tour

Date: August 30, 2020 Time: 12-4PM
Downtown Cruise-In
Friday

Downtown Cruise-In

Date: Sept 4, 2020 Time: 10AM
Parade of Classics
Saturday

Parade of Classics

Date: Sept 5, 2020 Time: 1PM
Fast and Fabulous
Saturday

Fast and Fabulous

Date: Sept 5, 2020 Time: 5PM-11PM

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3rd Thursday Cruise-In

3rd Thursday Cruise-In

Date/Time: June 18, July 23, August 20, and September 24 from 6-8pm
Location: Downtown Auburn
Cost: Free

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Come celebrate the automobile legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company. Auburn Indiana, where the automobile and art converge. Events for the entire family await!

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote automobile heritage. The ACD Festival serves this mission by producing events that bring together automobile enthusiasts from all over the world for the celebration. The funding efforts of The Festival help to support the long term stability and growth of The Festival, as well as the automobile related museums of northeast Indiana, including the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, The National Automotive and Truck Museum (NATM), and Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum.

 

While the festival actively pursues these endeavors year-round, Labor Day weekend is at the heart of the celebration. In 2020, we will celebrate the 64th annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. The events of the weekend actually start the weekend prior to Labor Day and run for the full week concluding on Labor Day every year. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival has a dedicated Board of Directors and executive director; all based in Northeast Indiana and have a strong commitment to the region and the festival.

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