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Old Car Festival
September 6-7, 2014 (Open Saturday 'til 9pm)
America's Longest Running Antique Car Show

This Old Car Festival weekend, take in the spectacle as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village are filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932. For our 63rd year we celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday with a rare line-up of all the Ford “letter cars” from 1903 to 1932. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this fabulous expositions and talk to proud owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes, attend fascinating presentations, and sit back and enjoy our experts sharing "car talks" while vintage vehicles pass by.

Registration opens May 1, 2014
   

sample activities

GENERAL EVENTS

Benson Ford Research Center Book, Etc. Sale
Saturday 9am-5pm
(Click here to learn more.)

Bicycle games

Car Games
Competition in early motoring skills

Automobile demonstrations
Learn about the evolution of the automobile and many of its accessories that we take for granted today
Presented by historian Wade Leonard.

Canadian Model T Assembly Team
Watch a Model T be assembled in minutes!

PASS-IN-REVIEW PARADES
Join historians Marty Bufalini, Matt Anderson, David Liepelt, Glenn Miller and Ross Hill
Reviewing stand near Thomas Edison statue

Saturday

Bicycles

Comercial Vehicles and Automobiles through 1918

Sunday

Bicycles and Motorcycles

Race Car immediately followed by Automobiles 1925-1932

Awards Ceremony to immediately follow last Pass-in-Review

AWARDS CEREMONY
Presentation of judging awards following final Pass-in-Review Parade.

SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS

Concert and Dancing
Featuring The Hotel Savarine Society Orchestra performing favorite dance tunes of the 1920s.
7-9pm
Reviewing stand near Thomas Edison statue

Gaslight Parade of Cars
Take in the sights of hundreds of pre-1932 automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles as they take to the streets of Greenfield Village after dark amid an array of gaslight, kerosene, and early electric lamps.

Fireworks show

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

Junior Driver’s Ed
Pedal cars for children 6 & under
Near Roundhouse

Model T Rides
Ford Motor Company Building

Meet "Lizzie"
Climb in a Model T and learn the history, social significance and operational basics
of a Model T.
10:30-11am Saturday and Sunday
Near Entrance of Greenfield Village

DRAMATIC PRESENTATIONS

Simply Gershwin
A 30-minute music, comedy, and dance revue celebrating the musical genius of George Gershwin.
11:45am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm
(plus 5pm & 6pm on Sat.)
Town Hall

Henry’s T
Meet Henry Ford in this 10-minute one-man show and hear how he was inspired to build the world’s universal car.
11:00, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30
Near Ford Motor Company

LIVE MUSIC

Cole Porter Medley
A 10-minute medley of favorite tunes by Porter performed by the Greenfield Singers.
Sat: 4:45; Sun: 12:30 & 3:15
Inside Town Hall

The Model Three, a male trio
The talented tenor, baritone, and bass who make up The Model Three sing beloved songs from the 1890s through the 1930s complete with period harmonies.
(Check program for times and locations.)

The Village Trio, a female trio
The talented soprano, mezzo soprano, and alto who make up the Village Trio sing beloved songs from the 1890s through the 1930s complete with period harmonies and nostalgic dance moves.
(Check program for times and locations.)

Model T Medley
A 10-minute music medley with a dash of Model T humor performed by the Greenfield Singers.
Sat: 5:30pm & 6:45; Sun: 1:45 & 3:00
Behind Scotch Settlement School

1929 Medley
A 15-minute music medley to celebrate the founding year of The Henry Ford!
Sat: 6:00; Sun: 1:30
Behind Scotch Settlement School

Village Strings
Pavilion

SPECIAL DEMONSTRATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

1920s Auto Touring
Join roadside historian Daniel Hershberger for this special presentation featuring four vignettes on car camping history. Thanks to the Detroit Historical Museum.
12:30pm & 3:30pm
Near Scotch Settlement School

Henry Ford’s First 1893 “Kitchen Sink” Engine Replica
See demonstrations of a running replica of Henry Ford’s first engine by students of Penn State Beaver Corps.
In front of Town Hall


pricing
All activities are free with Village admission.

MEMBERS free of charge
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up, $22
ADULTS age 13-61, $24
YOUTH age 5-12, $17.50
CHILDREN 4 & under are free.

Parking is $5 per vehicle.

vacation packages

Make a weekend of it!
Affordable Vacation Packages to The Henry Ford include overnight accommodations and two tickets to two attractions (choose from Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village or Ford Rouge Factory Tour). 


what to bring, what to wear
Greenfield Village is spread over dozens of acres-- comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are a must. A large portion of activities are held outdoors, rain or shine. Dressing for the weather is a must. Bring umbrellas / rain gear and prepare for a wide range of temperatures, especially if you will be staying into Saturday evening. Folding chairs are also recommended for those who cannot stand for long periods.

Wheelchairs are available for a small fee at the Village entrance. Electric scooters are also available for a fee, but only in limited supply. Wheelchairs and scooters are rented on a first come, first served basis-- plan to arrive early if you need to rent them. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or scooter, however, upright scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.

Children's wagons are also available to rent for a fee at the Village entrance. You are welcome to bring your own stroller or wagon, however, recreational scooters, bicycles or in-line / in-sole skates are not allowed inside the Village gates.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in all areas of the Village.

special
Tickets to Greenfield Village are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at Village Will Call.

directions/maps
The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report