10 Best Auto Shows in Connecticut!

Connecticut’s auto shows bring together the local car communities with fantastic displays of unique vehicles along with fun-filled events and activities that appeal to all ages. These auto shows often support local charities and community causes while offering plenty of exciting awards in many categories. There’s something for everyone at Connecticut’s auto shows, where car enthusiasts congregate and mingle surrounded by the most unique and interesting vehicles in the state.

Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show, Stratford, CT

Held in a beautiful park setting, the Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show has been welcoming all show vehicles for over a decade. This community event benefits several local and veteran charities while offering a fantastic car show with special awards, field trophies, dash plaques, and goody bags. There’s also food, music, a bake sale, basket raffle, free park events, and more.

UC3 Spring Car Show, East Hartford, CT

Each April for nearly 20 years, the UC3 Spring Car Show has been welcoming all automotive enthusiasts to this incredible auto show. Held at Rentschler Field, this special event features thousands of unique vehicles ranging from exotics to antiques. There are 10 award categories and many on-site vendors including automotive-related, food, and merchandise.

New England Oldsmobile Club All-Olds Car Show, Southington, CT

For nearly 30 years, the New England Oldsmobile Club All-Olds Car Show has been the largest all-Oldsmobile car event in the East Coast. Held each September, this car show offers awards in all classes, live music, food and beverages, raffles, merchandise, and dash plaques. It’s the place to be for any Oldsmobile enthusiast.

Enfield 4th of July Town Celebration Car Show, Enfield, CT

All vehicle makes and models are welcome at the Enfield 4th of July Town Celebration Car Show, held each July behind the Enfield Town Hall. This annual fundraising event benefits the town’s scholarship fund and offers a day of family-friendly fun with lots of cool show vehicles, Fourth of July festivities, and food. This free-admission event is hosted by Mopars in Motion.

Ross Jenacaro Memorial Car Show, Shelton, CT

All types of vehicles are welcome at the Ross Jenacaro Memorial Car Show, which benefits the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. The first 200 cars receive goodie bags and dash plaques. This car show also includes trophy awards, raffles, DJ entertainment, and other fun attractions.

LancerNation MOD, Hartford, CT

Mitsubishi Owners Day (MOD) is the perfect place for Mitsubishi owners and enthusiasts to show off their cars and check out all the sweet rides. This special event also features the latest models of Mitsubishis, parts for sale, raffles, awards, food trucks, and the opportunity to speak with sales staff. There’s no admission fee and only Mitsubishi cars are able to attend.

Nexgen Car Clubs Battle, Plainville, CT

Held each April at the Robertson Field Airport, Nexgen Car Club Battle isn’t your typical traditional car show. This indoor/outdoor car show celebrates the beginning of car season with activities like tug of war, low car limbo, two-step comp, and more. Cars are judged and cash is awarded for “Best of Show” and other competitions.

Autorama Car Show, Berlin, CT

Support the local veterans by attending the Autorama Car Show, hosted by the Berlin Fire Department. Free to spectators, this community event is held in May at Sage Park and offers trophy awards and food on-premise. This annual event has been a local favorite for nearly a decade.

"Celebration of Life" Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Extravaganza!, Salisbury, CT

The annual “Celebration of Life” Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Extravaganza is a phenomenal event that pays tribute to all the motorsport accident victims, providing support to their families. This fun-filled event is held each June at Lime Rock Park and features a wide variety of outstanding display vehicles plus sports car racing.

Cruising Newington Car Show, Newington, CT

Held each June on Market Square, Cruising Newington Car Show has been bringing together the local automotive community for over 15 years. The first 100 show cars to attend the event receive dash plaques, plus food is available on-site and trophies are awarded at this popular auto show. The Newington Chamber of Commerce sponsors this annual event.

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