Events

Historic Festival 41 & Sunday In The Park

August 30 – September 2, 2024

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 42

Celebrating its 42nd 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 42nd 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, featured speakers, concessions, and more to enjoy over the long weekend.

Racing entry is now open for 2024’s Historic Festival 42. Click below to learn more!

THE LIME ROCK CONCOURS

As a part of HF42’s 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.

Concours entry will be opening soon — sign up for updates below to stay in the know on all things Lime Rock Concours

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, purchase a Gathering of the Marques ticket. A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IS ALSO REQUIRED TO ENTER THE EVENT.

 

*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 sundayinthepark@limerock.com.

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.

 

Click here to view the parade route!

 

HONORED COLLECTOR

As part of Historic Festival, Lime Rock Park selects an Honored Collector to be celebrated throughout the weekend. Displayed in the graphic is a portion of Lawrence Auriana’s collection of fine Italian automobiles from HF41.

FEATURED MARQUE

As part of the Historic Festival tradition, Lime Rock Park selects a featured marque to be celebrated throughout the weekend. Last year, we celebrated Chrysler, who brought out the show-stopping Chrysler Turbine car, amongst other Chrysler concept cars.

FEATURED RACE GROUPS

Celebrating Lime Rock Park’s illustrious racing history, a featured race group is selected to be highlighted on-track throughout the weekend. Past Featured Race Groups include Formula Juniors, Historic Trans Am, and Porsche RS.

Event Schedule

Check back for updates to the official calendar.

 

Thursday, August 29

  • Vintage Racecar & Sports Car parade through Lakeville & Salisbury
  • Street Fair in Falls Village with a FREE Wanda Houston concert!

 

Friday, August 30

  • Practice & Qualifying
  • Swap Meet

 

Saturday, August 31

  • All-day racing
  • Honored Collector Dinner
  • Swap Meet

 

Sunday, September 1

  • Sunday in the Park Concours
  • Gathering of the Marques
  • Swap Meet

 

Monday, September 2

  • 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.

Camping

Reserved RV and Tent camping available.

Enhanced Experiences & Upgrades

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

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