Fathers Day Weekend: Cars and trucks are back

Cars and trucks return to downtown on Father’s Day weekend, thanks to Mainstreet Waynesboro and several new partners.

The Father’s Day Weekend Car & Truck Show happens on a Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with vehicles stretching from center square to Walnut Street to the east and Potomac Street to the west.

Registration costs $12 per vehicle and opens at 7 a.m. The show is a joint project of Mainstreet Waynesboro, the Appalachian Golden Classics Car Club of Waynesboro and Buchanan Automotive.

Admission to the car and truck show is free.

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The show is open to all classic and showcase vehicles of any make and model. The first 100 entries will receive commemorative dash plaques. Registration costs $12 per vehicle

Best of Show, Mayor’s Trophy, Coolest Jeep, Father’s Choice trophies are part of the show.

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Attracting thousands

The COVID-19 pandemic last year resulted in cancellation of the annual show. In 2019, the show attracted thousands of visitors to downtown Waynesboro and an event record of more than 175 vehicles.

While the car and truck show is coordinated by Mainstreet Waynesboro and the Appalachian Golden Classics, it wouldn’t run smoothly without the support of the following community-minded businesses: Lead sponsor Buchanan Automotive, D.L. George & Sons, AAA Paving and AFS Financial Services.

“We are so blessed that Curtis and Julie Mummert fromBuchanan Automotive are so generous with their support for Mainstreetactivities and the community,” said Bill Kohler, director of economicdevelopment for Mainstreet Waynesboro.

“Mainstreet also is glad to welcome new sponsors to the foldas well. We can’t do this without the support of the community,” Kohler said.

New this year is a host of antique tractors that will be lined up in the parking lot next to The Counting House Banquet and Event Center. The tractors are from the GRID Tractor Club of Quincy.

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Market at the Park

Also on tap is the fifth Saturday of the popular Market at the Park sponsored by Mainstreet Waynesboro, Middletown Valley Bank and Antietam Realty. Returning market vendors include Dawn & Dusk Donuts, Grace’s Family Farm, Buzz Worthy Apiary, Taqueria La Cienega, Sweet Rose’s Soaps and Artesano Baked Goods. New vendors include Diegel Family Farm, Humble Roots Mushroom Farm and JH Produce.

The market runs from 8:30 to noon at Main Street Park.

At the air-conditioned Waynesboro Theatre, “Cars” will be shown at 11 a.m. and “American Graffiti” is on tap for 5 p.m. Local resident Samee Ogle sponsors the Pixlar classic “Cars.” Beaver Auto Body sponsors “American Graffiti.” Tickets cost $8 and are available on Eventbrite.com or at the door.

Main Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Detours take through traffic to Walnut Street to the east and Potomac Street to the west.

Market and car show attendees are reminded that there isplenty of free parking in the lots a short walking distance behind Main Street,including Rotary and Trinity Church lots.

Metered parking is available on adjacent side streets and onMain Street outside the closed section.

For more information, call Mainstreet Waynesboro at717-762-0397.

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