Sunday, September 8 2013 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New this year, Sonnenberg Gardens is holding an autumn car cruise to complement their always popular Father’s Day Car Cruise event held each June. As with the early summer cruise, the timing of this event on September 8th, Grandparents’ Day, is no coincidence. The event was planned to offer a family-friendly venue in which area families can celebrate those special people in their lives at Sonnenberg’s picturesque and historic locale.
Owners of classic, vintage and antique show vehicles from across the Finger Lakes and Western New York Region are invited to sign up to bring their automobiles and motorcycles to the Fall Car & Motorcycle Cruise. Event organizers are eager to showcase automobiles of all sorts from “horseless carriages” (cars built/manufactured prior to 1916) to vintage vehicles, like the Model T, to mint-condition classics to modern marvels on the grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park.
Individual drivers/owners, car clubs and affiliates and others new to the show are welcome and encouraged to register in advance by Friday, September 6th for $6 per vehicle at www.sonnenberg.org or by phone 585-394-4922. Registration will rise to $12 at the door on the day of the show. Admission to the event and to Sonnenberg Gardens for all occupants of show vehicles are covered under the vehicle registration fee. Show cars may begin arriving at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, with the public display to begin at noon, running through 4 p.m. Registration fees are a non-refundable donation to support non-profit Sonnenberg. Show cars should enter at the north entrance of the park on Fort Hill Avenue. All visitors attending the show that day will be invited to vote for their favorites too, with the “People’s Choice Awards” to be announced prior to the close of the show at 4 p.m.
During the show, hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn, pretzels, and other food items will be sold by members of the Friends of Sonnenberg, the estate’s volunteer council. A chicken barbecue meal will also be available. Wine tastings will be offered inside Sonnenberg’s Finger Lakes Wine Center. Musical entertainment will set the mood for a fun-filled afternoon. Flowers, food, and classic cars - it’s a day the whole family will love!