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Historic Festival 40 & Sunday In The Park

September 1 – 5

Glorious racecars from bygone eras spend their Labor Day Weekend at Lime Rock Park doing what they were made to do: Go racing.

What’s Happening:

Historic Festival 40

Celebrating its 40th year, the Lime Rock Historic Festival launches into action over Labor Day weekend with a 17-mile tour through the area with Thursday’s Vintage Race Car and Sports Car Parade. Friday, Saturday and Monday feature non-stop on-track competition a diverse set of historic racing classes.

On Sunday, the Lime Rock Concours and Gathering of the Marques display nearly 1,000 classic cars and motorcycles arranged around the Lime Rock circuit. Read on for more information on each event!

Historic racing

The 40th edition of the Lime Rock Historic Festival once again brings together an exciting and diverse field of historic racing machines for a Labor Day Weekend celebration of speed, sound and beauty with classes that range from pre-war open-wheel cars to the sports and formula cars of the postwar era.

More than racing, there’s also a swap meet, automobilia concessions, book signings featured speakers and more to enjoy over the long weekend.

Sunday In The Park

Sunday in the Park: The Lime Rock Concours offers a special line up of beautiful and historic cars across several groups to vie for the Best-in-Show Award.

Dress in your Sunday best to wander around the Park and gander at the finest examples of automobiles and motorcycles in the northeast

Gathering Of The Marques

Sunday’s second event is the Gathering of the Marques, which hosts enthusiasts and clubs representing nearly every make and model, all arranged around the 1.5-mile Lime Rock course. With as many as 600 cars expected, the event will showcase an incredibly diverse display of cars grouped by make, model or country of origin. If it’s an interesting and fun car, bring it to the track and showcase it next to its brethren. Many regional car clubs are regular attendees and we encourage clubs to contact us about participation.


For this year’s Gathering of the Marques, we are requesting that participants pre-register for the event, which will help us allocate adequate space for each entry. Registration and ticketing information available shortly.

Vintage Parade

The Vintage Racecar & Sports Car Parade is a 17-mile tour through local towns on some of the most scenic and entertaining roads in the northwest Connecticut. The parade concludes at the town of Falls Village with a street fair.


Parade participation is limited and is by application only. Check back for application information.


Event Schedule

Thursday, September 1

  • Vintage Racecar & Sports Car parade

Friday, September 2

  • Historic Festival practice & Qualifying

Saturday, September 3

  • Historic Festival Races & Swap Meet
Sunday, September 4

  • Sunday in the Park
  • Gathering of the Marques

Monday, September 5

  • Historic Festival Races & Swap Meet

Detailed Schedule Coming Soon

Tickets and Info:

General Information

Tickets are available at the gate or in advance, except for Friday only tickets. Advance ticket prices available until one week prior to the event (August 26). Tickets purchased online can be printed at home.

General outfield parking, courtesy golf cart shuttle rides and paddock access are FREE.

Veterans and Active Military receive FREE General Admission into all major racing events. Thank you for your service! Please bring proof of service to ticketing booths upon arrival.

Youths 12 and under are FREE.


Reserved RV and Tent camping available.

Enhanced Experiences & Upgrades

VIP Fan Hospitality Tent and Semi-Private Cabana options are available.