Historic Festival 41 & Sunday In The Park

September 1 – 4

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 41

Celebrating its 41st 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 across a diverse set of historic racing classes.


On Sunday, the Lime Rock Concours and Gathering of the Marques display nearly 1,000 enthusiast cars and motorcycles arranged around the Lime Rock circuit.

Historic racing

The 41st 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.

Check back for more information on Historic Festival 41 racing entry.

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.


One Sunday In The Park general admission ticket gets you access to both Sunday in The Park & Gathering of the Marques as a spectator. To enter a car in Gathering of the Marques, an additional Gathering of the Marques Entrant Ticket is required, which is available for $10.


*Entries to Gathering of the Marques subject to approval by Lime Rock Park staff & not guaranteed. If you have questions about your vehicle’s eligibility, please contact

Historic Festival Parade

The Historic Festival 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. Please click the link below to apply to the Historic Festival Parade. For any questions or concerns, please contact Stephen Huntley at


Event Schedule

Thursday, August 31

  • Vintage Racecar & Sports Car parade


Friday, September 1

Practice & Qualifying, Swap Meet


Saturday, September 2

All-day racing, Swap Meet



Sunday, September 3

  • Sunday in the Park Concours
  • Gathering of the Marques


Monday, September 4

All-day racing, Swap Meet


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. 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.