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Rhinebeck 2017 Car Show & Swap Meet

Returning attendees of the annual Rhinebeck 2017 Classic Car Show at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds won't believe this year marks the 47th Anniversary! Rhinebeck 2017 Car Show is Saturday and Sunday, May 5th through May 7th at the gorgeous Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The Swap Meet gets going on Friday, May 5th. It's a sure sign of spring's arrival!

If you’re a car buff, you know that folks come from all over to enjoy one of the largest auto shows in the Northeast. New York State's best show also has a huge Swap Meet and Car Corral that kicks everything off on Friday at 12 noon. If you’re in the market for a new ride, there will be many great cars for sale in the "Car Corral". It opens at 6am on Saturday and is open til 5pm; hours are 8am-4pm on Sunday.

On Saturdays the Rods and Customs dust off! Check out the numerous hot rods, street rods, race cars, sports compacts, compact customs/pickups; about 800 of them vie for 30 Rod & Custom Awards! At Sunday’s unmodified Antique and Classic Car Show, first, second and third place awards are presented in nearly 60 classes. Rhinebeck’s judges employ “Dust Off” judging. See last year’s first place winners displayed in the Winners Circle.

In need inspiration for gifts for moms, dads and grads? Don't miss the locally made crafts and gifts, and take care of some shopping as well. With tens of thousands of spectators in attendance, it's one of the prime attractions of the year hosted at the Fairgrounds! When it's time for lunch, you can choose from great “fair food” selections filling an entire food court! Enjoy favorites such as sausage and peepers and try some healthy choices, too.

Take advantage of the warm weather as you enjoy being outside, strolling the lovely landscaped grounds on paved walkways. Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association (HRVAAA), comprised of six area car clubs, sponsors Rhinebeck 2017. Parking is plentiful and free. 24-Hour Security Patrols keep everyone and every car safe! Dogs are not allowed, nor are scooters, rollerblades and golf carts.

It’s $12 admission, with children 12 & under admitted free of charge. Buy the 2- or 3-Day Pass for a great savings, $30/3-day and $20/2-day, available at the gate. You can purchase and print advance tickets online.

Swap Meet hours are Friday, May 3rd from 12noon to 5pm; on Saturday, May 7th, the vendors open from 6am to 5pm and the Car Show is open 8am - 5pm. On Sunday, May 8th the hours are 8am to 5pm. The Car Show is held rain or shine, and there’s loads of free parking! Driving Directions Link

Planning on coming for the weekend? Take advantage of the 2- or 3-day pass for great savings. For  Advance Ticket Sales Click Here. Call 845-876-3554 from 6pm-9pm ONLY for questions. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds phone is 845-876-4001. 

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