ACD Festival Featuring Activities Friendly for All

Article by KPC Media | KPC News | August 29, 2019

AUBURN — While automotive-related events take center stage during the Auburn Cord Duesenberg

Festival, a wide range of other activities will be taking place this weekend to cater to a wide variety of


Free concerts, food and drink, historic and cemetery tours and “live picking” will take place during

the Labor Day weekend festival.

The complete schedule of events:


Kick-off luncheon: Willennar Hall, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, noon.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum “Cheers to 45 Years” Anniversary

Benefit: 6-10 p.m., Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. $150 per person. The evening

begins with hors d’oeuvres and drinks followed by a gourmet dinner, open bar and a silent and live

auction. Proceeds go toward educational programs, events and exhibits. Reservations and jackets are

required. Contact the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum at 925-1444 for tickets and

more information; register at

Factory Meet and Greet: Auburn Moose Family Center, 10th and Main streets, 6-11 p.m.

Admission is free; food and drink are available. All are welcome to enjoy vintage, second-generation

and special-interest cars.


RM Auctions Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend: Auburn Auction Park, 5536 C.R. 11-A.

Admission costs $50 for a four-day pass, including parking, or $20 for daily admission.


Pancake-and-sausage breakfast: National Automotive and Truck Museum north parking lot, 7-

10 a.m., freewill donations.

ACD Club swap meet: Auburn pool parking lot near Eckhart Park, 7 a.m. to noon. Free.

Vintage treasure sale: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, 8-11 a.m. Museum

admission required.

Jack Randinelli and John Martin Smith Collection: Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S.

Jackson St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a short program at noon. Free exhibit of Auburn automotive and

festival history being digitized by the Eckhart Public Library.

Downtown cruise-in: Courthouse square; vehicle parking and registration begins at 10 a.m. The

entry fee is $10 per vehicle; spectators are admitted free.

Factory Test Route Tour: 1600 Wayne St., in front of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile

Museum; 10:30 a.m. arrival, 11:10 a.m. drivers meeting and 11:30 a.m. departure. Pre-register at

Speakeasy 2019: Auburn Moose Family Center at 10th and Main streets, noon. Guests are


Ice cream social: Main Street near 7th Street, 5-8 p.m.; $2 per scoop.

Festival beer tent: Main Street between 7th and 8th streets, opening at 5 p.m.

Cruise-in concert: Courthouse square, 6-11 p.m.; free performances by Big Caddy Daddy and

Hubie Ashcraft.

Friday and Saturday

Cemetery Tour: Woodlawn and Roselawn cemeteries, starts from mausoleum, 1431 S. Center St.

Tours begin at 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Cost $10 for ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger.

Worldwide Auctioneers 12th annual Auburn Auction: Kruse Plaza. Memorabilia auction 2

p.m. Friday and 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Main motorcar auction begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cruise-in Cuisine: 7th Street between Jackson and Main streets, beginning at noon, featuring

Whip N Chill, Aunt Annie’s, Fork & Fiddle, iGrandma’s, Waterloo Lions Club burgers and dogs, The

Deli at 6th & Main, Kona Ice, Shigs in Pit, Ziffles and Fresh Kitchen.


Ham Radio special event station: Northeast Indiana Amateur Radio Club will be broadcasting

live honoring the festival through shortwave radio at K9A, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club car show: Eckhart Park, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission costs is $5

for adults, $3 for children, free for children 3 and younger, featuring up to 300 classic cars in shady

Eckhart Park. Lunch is available in the park, with activities for children from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

5K run/walk: 16th and Main streets; race day registration begins at 8 a.m., the race starts at 9 a.m.

Registration cost $25. Prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females for each age group

and first place overall male and female runners. Walkers are welcome. Visit or to register. Email

with questions.

Connecting Rods Lunch: 10 a.m., Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, $15 per

person; reservations are required.

Pre-parade entertainment: Courthouse square, 11 a.m. Free performance by The Auburn

Community Band.

Market on 6th: 6th Street between Jackson and Main streets, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parade of Classics: Courthouse square, 1 p.m.

Live Picking on the Plaza: 4 p.m., James Plaza, with “American Picker” Ron Wolfe.

Ticket to Ride: 4-6 p.m., 7th Street around the James Plaza, free. Ticket to Ride is a new event

where people can take free rides in select cars, based on availability. Preregistered tickets have first

preference and may be picked up at Joyce Hefty Insurance in Auburn. Freewill donations go to

participating nonprofits.

POUND Fitness Class presented by The JAM Center: 5 p.m., DeKalb County Courthouse,

free. This group fitness phenomenon uses drum sticks called Ripstixs to become one with the music.

This is for all ages. Demonstrations will include routines from Generation Pound, a fitness

movement focused on children ages 6-12.

Fast and Fabulous: Courthouse square, 5-11 p.m. The entry fee is $25 per car, with preregistration

required by contacting Dream Makers Automotive; spectators are admitted free.

Fast and Fabulous concert: Courthouse square, 5-11 p.m. Free performances by the Junk Yard

Band and The Matte Gray Band from Nashville, Tennessee.

The Gatsby Gala Ball: 7-11 p.m., Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum; $30 for

museum members and $50 for nonmembers.


Auburn Historic Tours: Leaving from the DeKalb County Fairgrounds parking lot; Saturday

tours begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday tours begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.

and 2 p.m.; $5.


Flight Experience on the FORD presented by VAA Chapter 37: 9 a.m. to dark, DeKalb

County Airport. Rides cost $77 per adult, $52 per child 12 and younger for a 15-minute ride on a very

rare Ford plane.

Article source:

Sarina Harig