Chatham Retrofest Returns May 27-28/22

 Classic Car at Retrofest
Car enthusiasts have been waiting patiently for Chatham-Kent's Classic Car Events to return.It appears that this year is a go and on May 27-28th the Annual Chatham Retrofest will return. Visit their website for full details. There are activities for the whole family in Tecumseh Park beginning at 3 P.M. sponsored by the Lally Group. The beverage garden, rides and vendors will be open from 3-6 P.M. as well as entertainment on the band shell from 6-11 P.M.
At 4:30, staging at the John D Bradley Centre will begin for the parade. It will be first come first seve, until the parking lot is full. All vehicles must be 25 years or older. In past years as many as 600 Classic Cars have assembled to take part in the parade. parade entries
Check the route on the website.They will proceed out Richmond St. to the Merlin Town Line and return back to town on River Line.
 Spectators will line the route to enjoy the parade. When we lived on the River Line,  we used to sit in the front yard and invite friends to enjoy the spectacular event. The cars will proceed to Historic Downtown Chatham's King St. where some will cruise the drag and then park to enjoy the many pubs and restaurants.
The cars will start to line up on Chatham's Historic King St. Saturday morning as early as 5 A.M. to get the prime parking places. Festivities on the street and in Tecumseh Park are sheduled from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. There will be entertainment on the Bandshell fom 4P.M.-11 P.M. with CRUED: Motley Crue Tribute Band finishing the night.
 retrofest on King St.
We will be there of course and the whole downtown will be a real hub-bub of activity. I am sure as in past years, people will turn out in great numbers for this special Annual Classic Car Event and the first of many in Chatham-Kent. Visitors are able to get a close up look at these special cars dating back to 1990 and earlier and talk to the proud owners who are more than willing to tell you the history of their prize possessions.. There is always entertainment and food on the street.
 Tecumseh Park will be crowded with the many activities, vendor booths and bandshell entertainment.
Remember, Chatham-Kent is host to many Classic Car Events this summer. Check my website for upcoming events. Chatham is the Classic Car Capitol of Canada and attrcts visitors from accross the country. Hope to see you there.