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

Leslie Peel
Executive Director
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
[email protected]

Lakewood Park 5K Run/ Walk

Presented by Lakewood Park Christian School

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Date: Saturday, September 5th

Time: Race begins at 9:00 am; Race Day Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Begin at 16th & Main Street, follows most of the parade route and ends at the courthouse.

Cost: Early Registration by August 30th--$20, and guarantees a t-shirt; Registration after August 30th--$25..

Prizes awarded to top 3 males and females for each runners age group and first place overall male and female runners. Walkers are welcome to participate. Visit or to register. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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