Car Shows Are Back In Connecticut This Year

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Car Shows Are Back In Connecticut This Year

Missing last year due to the pandemic were the antique and specialty car shows that so many attended almost every weekend from May thru October, weather permitting.

Well they're back and maybe even the 'Cruise' Nights as well. So many people stop and stare when an older car makes its way down the street. Owners pay special detail to their cars and are wary of people that look and try and touch.  Those shiny hunks of metal have hours of care and attention to keep them that way and fingerprints are not appreciate.


The established car shows are well known and for car owners who have gone to them in the past, they are appreciated for the attention the judges offer while running down a row of cars. The trophies awarded at the end of the shows have places of honor either on the special shelves in the garages of their cars, or in their dens at home.

Here's a partial list of shows within the Greater Waterbury Area:


May 15 – Crosley Automotive Club New England Region Car Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury.

May 16 – American Classic & Muscle Car Show by American Italian Civic Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Waterbury.



June 6 – The 42rd Woodbury Lions Club Car Show at Hollow Park in Woodbury from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 12-13 – Antique Truck Club of America – CT Yankee Chapter Truck show at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds in Bethlehem. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 20 – The inaugural Connecticut Colonial Concours d’Elegance & Car Corral will be staged from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown



July 11 – The Bethlehem Firefighters Association Car Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Fair Grounds in Bethlehem.

July 24 – Oxford Center Fire House Car Show from 3 to 7 p.m. at 484 Oxford Road in Oxford.


Aug. 22 – The 45th Litchfield Hills Historical Auto Club Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen.

Aug. 22 – The 36th Sock Hop and Car Show on the Prospect Town Green from noon to 5 p.m. in Prospect.

Aug. 22 – Roaring 20s Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southington Drive-In, 955 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington.



Sept. 11 – The 33rd Cheshire Fall Festival and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bartlem Park in Cheshire.

Sept. 12 – The 28th annual Thomaston Car Show from 1 to 6 p.m. in downtown Thomaston.

Sept. 19 – The New England Oldsmobile Club 23rd Annual All-Olds Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville.

Sept. 19 – The second Torrington Historical Society Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Action Wildlife in Goshen.


Oct. 10 – The 8th Cars for Kids Automobile Show at Connecticut Junior Republic in Litchfield. The event opens for exhibitors at 8 a.m. and with spectators welcomed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Oct. 23-24 – The 25th Greenwich Concours d’Elegance at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.


The complete list can be found in the Wheels section of the Waterbury Republican news paper here.

The list has more shows outside the Greater Waterbury Area and will be updated as organizers make their dates known. It will still be enjoyable to spend time outdoors appreciating the cars that were so common 60-70 years ago and the stylings owners have made to their 'muscle' cars.

Car Shows Are Back In Connecticut This Year


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Comments (16)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Ed 

Nothing like a classic car show in my book.  There is just something magical about the smell of these cars.  The look and feel of the interior  and if it has a running board  it is  even more beautiful  

Apr 17, 2021 02:08 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Love it! Learning, seeing and having fun with exotic and classic vehicles is one of my earthly joys.

Apr 17, 2021 02:10 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hannah, I too prefer the older classics and running boards are just so unique.


Apr 17, 2021 02:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Pete, I did the old car circuit for years with my antiques, but got tired of all the washing and waxing needed to get ready for them. Now they are just used to have fun.

Apr 17, 2021 02:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I love to look at the old classics.  We will be having a car show at a high school right around the corner from me in a couple of weeks, and I plan to be there.

Apr 17, 2021 03:06 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have seen caravans of cars going to a show.  And I enjoy seeing all the unusual ones.  The designs are so creative.  A

Apr 17, 2021 03:09 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, I see a classic every morning when I shave

Apr 17, 2021 04:12 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A, going to a car show is great especially as the early cars were far from a me-to style

Apr 17, 2021 04:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ed- Larry and I love going to car shows!!!  So glad that they're back in Connecticut. 

Apr 17, 2021 04:54 PM
Laura Cerrano
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I like a good car show now and again. S

Apr 17, 2021 10:35 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Ed - I will certainly check out the one in Greenwich and will look for the return of one in Danbury.

Apr 18, 2021 05:24 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not much of a car guy, but I do enjoy seeing all of the styles that were popular in the past and the work people have put into restoring them.

Apr 18, 2021 05:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... never knew car shows were such a big "thing" in Connecticut. Always learning something new here in the Rain. Clearly, it's also a sign of a gradual return to normalcy to our lives. And that's a good thing!

Apr 18, 2021 05:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, what JOY antique car shows bring - a glimpse from our past on a grand scale, Ed. I'm so glad the car shows are back in Connecticut for you to enjoy. Love the photos too!

Apr 18, 2021 08:22 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love it when they have car shows out here for the antiques.  

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